When you have children, oral health takes on a whole new perspective, as now you’re responsible for your children’s teeth and your own. The sooner you start your kids on the road to good dental care, the healthier and brighter their smiles will be. Pediatric dentistry makes dental care easier by focusing exclusively on caring for your children’s teeth, from babyhood through their teen years. At Jepsen, Murphy & Associates Dental, we offer comprehensive dental care services to our pediatric patients in Westminster, Colorado, and surrounding communities.
Working with a family dentist simplifies caring for your children’s teeth, as the same dentist and dental team can see all your children and yourself in one location. You can make appointments for several or all of your children on the same day at the same practice to accommodate your busy schedule. Over time, your children will get to know their dentist and feel comfortable in their care. Your dentist will also get to know your family and their dental history, making it easier to meet their dental needs.
Pediatric /Family dentistry also offers the following benefits for children and teens:
Quality children’s dental care: Children have different dental needs than adults as their teeth are still developing. Family dentists are trained to meet those needs, ensuring your children get quality dental care in their formative years. Your Westminster pediatric dentists offer preventive and restorative dental services for children and teens in the form of:
Kid-friendly services and environment: Pediatric dentists have experience working with children and know how to put them at ease. At Jepsen, Murphy & Associates Dental, we tailor our techniques and services to the needs of our younger patients to make dental care a productive and positive experience. Your children will find our team warm and welcoming and our kid-friendly office comfortable, cheerful, and inviting.
Oral health education: Home oral care combined with professional dental care is the secret to good oral health. Part of pediatric dentistry is teaching kids good oral care habits that will keep their smiles healthy and strong over the years. This includes sharing fun and helpful tips on brushing and flossing, healthy foods they can eat, and protecting their teeth from accidents (wearing mouthguards for sports play). And activities to avoid (chewing on ice, biting pencils and pens, etc.) to extend the lifespan of their teeth.
Positive attitude toward dentistry: By making dentistry a positive experience, dentists can help children overcome dental fears and develop a good attitude toward oral care. This attitude can contribute to better oral health well into their adult years.
Looking for a trustworthy dentist to care for your family’s teeth? Contact Jepsen, Murphy & Associates Dental in Westminster, CO, at (303) 800-6884 at your earliest convenience. We’re here to meet all your pediatric dental care needs.