Your child's baby teeth are important for speech development, chewing, and appearance. They also help guide the permanent teeth to the correct position in the dental arch. We suggest that your child's first dental visit be scheduled by 12 months so that preventive care can begin. Many parents are unaware that children as young as one year can begin to develop serious tooth decay, and yet with regular care and innovations such as fissure sealants, tooth decay is now almost entirely preventable.
At the first visit you will be shown how to effectively clean your infant's teeth. Dr. Tim will also examine your child's teeth and make recommendations regarding feeding practices, fluoride, and teething. Parents are welcome to stay with the child during the appointment.
Preventive Dental Care
We emphasize preventive care in our office. Professional cleanings and fluoride treatments usually commence at age 2 to 3 years and continue at six month intervals. A floss holder is provided, and you will be shown how to floss your child's teeth. Fissure sealants (durable coatings placed on the decay-prone areas of a child's molars) are very effective in the prevention of tooth decay. X-rays are taken only when there is a clear need, and customized equipment and techniques are used to minimize exposure.
Special Needs and Hospital Treatment
Children with significant medical, physical, emotional, and mental disabilities deserve special attention. We provide a high comfort level for our many special needs patients and enjoy caring for them. The office is wheelchair-accessible and the staff is trained to provide uncompromised care to every child. Dr. Adams, under specific circumstances, treats children and handicapped adults in the hospital. He has privileges at Children's and Porter Hospital.
When children fall and injure their front teeth, immediate attention and care are necessary. Dr. Tim or a cooperating dentist can be paged at any time by calling the office number.
We are located at the Northwest corner of Colorado Boulevard and Exposition in the Expo-Colorado Plaza Building, 695 South Colorado Blvd. Suite 250, across from the Belcaro King Soopers. Dr. Adams has practiced in this location for over 20 years. Please call or email us at 303-733-7731 for an appointment or with any questions about your visit.
Insurance and payment policy
We file with most dental insurance companies and welcome patients with CHIP & CHP+. We offer a discount for cash payment and for patients without insurance. We accept Visa/Mastercard and Discover. We are in-network with these PPO’s. Please contact us by phone or email for more information.
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