Dr. Clinton Callahan and the entire team in our Colorado Springs office go to great lengths to make sure all the kids and teens we treat enjoy their visits here. When you schedule a cleaning or other treatment for your child, you know we’ll use the latest advancements in children’s dentistry, delivered with thoughtful, compassionate care. We place high importance on teaching children how to take care of their teeth, from their first visit when they’re one year old and every step of the way until they reach adulthood.
We take care to ensure the children we treat never grow up afraid to go to the dentist. We want your child to see the dentist’s office as a relaxed, happy place that’s fun to visit. Nothing makes us happier than when parents tell us we’re succeeding! Whether your child is active or shy, very young or a young adult, we are here to provide for all of their oral health needs.
It’s really important the your dentist’s office focuses on instilling good oral hygiene habits early, in an environment you child enjoys. There are many factors that contribute to the risk of cavities in children. Small children with undeveloped motor skills have difficulty brushing well on their own. We encourage parents to get involved in their children’s daily dental care and even help them brush when necessary. This will go a long way to ensuring that they are cleaning their teeth thoroughly and developing those important dental habits and a young age.
Another factor is the way young children eat, tending to “graze” throughout the day. Every time you eat, acid is produced. Frequent eating, even healthy foods, can expose the teeth to more acid. This extra acid can increase the risk of cavities. When teeth aren’t cleaned properly, the risk is even higher. Dr. Callahan and the rest of our team work hard to identify any poor dietary and hygiene habits. In many cases, a fluoride varnish to remineralize teeth will significantly reduce the chance of your child developing a cavity.Give us a call today at (719) 265-9600 to schedule your child’s next visit.