At Front Range Smiles, we love treating children. It is a genuine pleasure for us to be part of their lives and to provide age-appropriate dentistry that fits their unique needs.
Dr. Amber Schmidt has years of experience working and focuses on showing them the fun side of dental care. Her goal is to ensure that each of your child’s visits to our Parker dental office is an interesting and exciting adventure for them.
The Importance of Baby Teeth
It’s a common misconception that baby teeth are unimportant because they eventually fall out. The fact is that they have several important jobs to do, such as helping your child learn to chew and speak.
Baby teeth also hold a place in your child’s jaw and create space for permanent teeth to erupt properly. Losing a baby tooth too soon allows neighboring teeth to drift, closing the open space, and potentially causing crowding and misalignment when the permanent tooth emerges.
Your Child’s First Dental Visit
It’s common to feel apprehensive about your little one’s first visit to their children's dentist. Rest assured that Dr. Schmidt and our dental team know exactly what to do to make the experience a fun and positive adventure. With her expertise in children's dentistry, Dr. Schmidt knows how to approach kids on their level to gradually help them develop confidence about dental visits.
We recommend scheduling your child’s first dental visit when the first baby tooth appears but no later than age one. We will start slowly and let them get accustomed to us and the new environment.
Counting their teeth, giving them a ride in the dental chair, and showing them how “Mr. Thirsty” works are all small steps that help build a child’s confidence. The goal is not to overwhelm them but to let them dictate the pace.
Children’s Dentistry in Parker, CO
We offer comprehensive children’s dentistry at Front Range Smiles that includes:
Exams and Cleanings
Dr. Schmidt agrees with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry’s recommendation for dental exams and cleanings every six months. It is essential to protect every tooth, and routine dental exams allow us to detect problems in their earliest stages and provide prompt treatment.
If we find a cavity, we need to treat it as soon as possible to protect the tooth. We use tooth-colored fillings that match the shade of the tooth we're treating, so you don't have to worry about a blemish or dark spot in your child's smile.
Dr. Schmidt recommends dental sealants for teeth like molars that have deep grooves and uneven surfaces where bacteria can hide. A sealant is a thin coating of plastic that creates a smooth surface and minimizes the risk of cavities.
Fluoride reduces cavities and also help repair early tooth decay before it’s even visible. This cavity-fighting mineral occurs naturally in the environment, but some children benefit from a supplemental fluoride application.
Children's Dental Emergencies
Childhood is filled with fun adventures that often lead to dental emergencies like broken teeth. If your child suffers an emergency, call us right away. We will provide reassurance and schedule an appointment to see them as soon as possible.
We also offer customized sports mouthguards that are more effective than generic guards and help protect your child’s teeth from injury.
Schedule Your Child’s First Dental Visit
Dr. Schmidt and her team can’t wait to welcome your child to Front Range Smiles. Please call us today to schedule an appointment at our Parker dental office.