Visit our practice for pediatric dental care
At Jepsen, Murphy & Associates Dental in Westminster, Colorado, our team of professionals is trained and experienced in providing children’s dental care. Parents seeking pediatric dentistry in their area are welcome to call our office and enroll their child as a patient!
What is pediatric dentistry, and what does it entail?
Pediatric dentistry is the area of dentistry that deals with the oral health of children from birth to adolescence. It is also sometimes referred to as pedodontics. A pediatric dentist is a dentist who has completed an accredited two-year residency program in pediatrics, which includes both didactic and clinical training.
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) defines pediatric dental care as a branch of dental science that deals with the development, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases of the teeth and associated structures in children from birth through adolescence, including those with special health care needs. Children’s dental care is necessary to get young patients started in caring for their smiles in a way that ensures the best oral health and wellness over their lifespan. Our Jepsen, Murphy and Associates Dental team is also pleased to offer emergency pediatric dental care, addressing issues that need immediate attention from a dental professional.
What is the goal of pediatric dentistry?
Our dentists provide pediatric dental care to help each child develop a healthy mouth that will last a lifetime. We focus on preventive care to help avoid problems such as tooth decay and gum disease. We also work with parents to educate them on how they can best care for their child’s teeth at home. If treatment is necessary, we use the latest techniques and technologies to provide the most effective and least invasive care possible.
How do I address my child’s dental health needs?
Working with a dentist who offers pediatric dentistry is vital to building the proper foundation for your child’s oral health and wellness. If you reside in or around the areas of Westminster, Northglenn, Arvada, Boulder, or Thornton, connect with Jepsen, Murphy & Associates Dental by calling (303) 800-6884 for an appointment at 2921 West 120th Avenue, Suite #210.