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Why Pediatric Dentistry is Important

The sooner you get your child into a pediatric dentist, the better their chances of maintaining healthy smiles into adulthood. Kids with healthy teeth can chew food easily, speak clearly, and have better overall health. Not to mention they have beautiful smiles! Your child should see the dentist right when their first tooth pops in. […]

Most Common Dental Problems in Children

Many pediatric dental problems are the same as adults. However, kids’ teeth are still developing and are more at risk for developing issues. If left untreated, dental problems can lead to poor oral health and misaligned teeth. Get in front of your child’s dental health by understanding common dental problems for kids and how to […]

Medicaid Dental Care for Kids FAQ

As you know, dental health is important to everyone’s health, especially children. That’s why states are required to provide dental care options for children but not necessarily for adults. These options fall under Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Discovery Kids Pediatric Dentistry accepts Medicaid and CHP+ Dentaquest plans that cover child dental […]

How Sugar Affects Teeth

Cavities need three things to thrive: teeth, bacteria, and sugar. As long as these three things exist, you have a perfect storm for decay. And even if you can’t see it, there’s always a few bacteria hanging around your mouth, so usually, all it takes is a little sugar to kickstart the decaying process. At […]

Dental Sealants for Kids FAQ

Dental sealants are an effective way to protect your child’s teeth. Sealants are barriers to cavity-prone areas like molars. Putting them in place will help strengthen your child’s oral hygiene routine for many years. In fact, the American Dental Association says dental sealants for kids reduce their risk of cavities by 80%! If you’re interested […]

When Should My Child Get Braces?

If you see crooked teeth coming in, you may be wondering when your child should get braces. Some children see an orthodontist as early as 5 or 6 years old, but most children can wait until ages 10-13. Your dentist will track your child’s tooth development for any potential dental issues. In the meantime, you […]

What to Know About Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

You might think that just because your child’s baby teeth are temporary, they’re not important. Actually, baby teeth, like adult teeth, are needed for chewing, speaking, and smiling while being placeholders for adult teeth. They serve a major purpose in development and without proper maintenance, your child could develop baby bottle tooth decay. What is […]

How to Teach Good Dental Hygiene for Kids

Teaching your child good dental hygiene is crucial in their development. Keeping teeth clean and healthy adds to a child’s overall health. Because of this, it’s important for children to understand how to take care of their smiles. How Do You Teach Children Good Dental Hygiene? There are plenty of ways to help kids maintain […]

Are Dentist Offices Essential Businesses in Colorado?

On March 19, Governor Polis issued an executive order to limit all treatment to emergency care to minimize the spread of COVID-19 and conserve PPE. Our office is taking extra precautions during this time, and we are still here for your dental emergencies and answering any questions you may have. Dentists are considered essential; however, […]

It’s Children’s Dental Hygiene Month!

February is Children’s Dental Health Month, so now is a good time to check in with your family and make sure your kids are taking good care of their teeth. Keep in mind, when your child is young, they are uniquely receptive to picking up habits, so make sure you expose them to good ones! […]