Wear a helmet while bike riding, skateboarding, and rollerblading
Wear protective face shielding to prevent dental injuries
If an accident does occur, call Discovery Kids Dental for an appointment at (719) 596-6920.
Braces, braces, braces. So many different options! Exciting for a kid, possibly confusing for a parent. At Discovery Kids Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, we offer a variety of options to treat approximately 80% of our patients, referring the other 20% to the orthodontist who specializes in extraction and surgical cases.
Don’t miss out on April’s amazing special!!!
Patients can start Invisalign once all permanent teeth have fully erupted. Invisalign has clear aligners that are removable and custom fit to your teeth. You wear them 20-22 hours a day and change your set as teeth shift. Invisalign is less painful than traditional braces, with no food or activity restrictions, and easier to brush and floss for better oral health.
We had to change our clocks forward one hour. Discovery Kids Dental celebrated employee appreciation day ( Thanks Dr. Haman for the gifts), National Dentist’s Day (We had a great office potluck, Dr. Haman really loved the chips and salsa), and St. Patrick’s Day (Did you wear green or orange)?
Are you and your children ready for Spring Break?
Did you forget to schedule your child’s preventive check up or want more info about braces? No worries!!!
Dr. Michelle still has openings during your child’s Spring Break!
Healthy teeth are important to your child’s overall health. From the time your child is born, there are things you can do to promote healthy teeth and prevent cavities. For babies, you should clean teeth with a soft, clean cloth or baby’s toothbrush. Avoid putting the baby to bed with a bottle and check teeth regularly for spots or stains.
For all children, you should
Start using a pea-sized amount of fluoride toothpaste when they are two years old. You might start sooner, if a dentist or doctor suggests it.
Provide healthy foods and limit sweet snacks and drinks
Schedule regular dental check-ups
Forming good habits at a young age can help your child have healthy teeth for life.
NIH: National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research