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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Family Dentistry (Teeth Cleanings & Exams)

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Choosing the right dentist for your family can often bring up questions, and we want you to know that at Springs Family Dental there are no silly ones! We want you to feel comfortable enough to discuss anything you may be concerned about. After all, you are entrusting us with your family’s smiles!

We have included the questions we most frequently hear below. As always, please feel free to give our office a call to talk to a member of our dental team about any questions or concerns you may have.

Family Dentistry (Teeth Cleanings & Exams)

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Our children’s dentist in Colorado Springs, CO places an important emphasis on baby teeth

Even though baby teeth will eventually be lost, they have several important functions. Baby teeth help your child develop proper speech and chewing habits. This assists them with early socialization and digestion.

Additionally, baby teeth act as placeholders for adult teeth. A baby tooth lost too soon may prompt your Colorado Springs, CO dentist to use a placeholder to ensure proper eruption of the adult tooth later.

Baby teeth are also where your child first develops good brushing habits, preparing him to take great care of their adult teeth later.

Family Dentistry is our specialty

At Springs Family Dental, a member of our team or your child’s dentist can help you instill great brushing habits in your child, beginning with the baby teeth. We can also provide tips to help you help your child.

Our team will also encourage your child to develop healthy habits early.

If you would have any questions about children’s dentistry in Colorado Springs, CO, contact our dental team today. If you would like to schedule an exam for your child, get in touch with a member of our team.

We can’t wait to meet you and your child at Springs Family Dental.

Regular brushing is vital in maintaining your oral health, but we all know how difficult it can be to get your kids to brush their teeth on a regular basis. Fortunately, a pediatric dentist or a family dentist in East Colorado Springs can help you keep your children’s teeth healthy!

Here are some tips to help you encourage good oral hygiene and regular brushing:

woman teaching her young daughter how to brush her teethBegin Dental Visits Early

Beginning dental visits at a young age is a good way to teach good oral hygiene practices that can last a lifetime. We recommend scheduling your child’s first dental appointment when his or her first tooth erupts.

After that first appointment, make sure to schedule regular exams for your children as they grow. Frequency is important when it comes to dental exams.

Use Products that Make Brushing Fun 

Many products are available to make brushing more fun and to make sure your child brushes for an appropriate amount of time. You can try a sand timer, designed to be flipped over to allow the sand to run out and allow your child to flip it over as they begin brushing, or you can use a toothbrush that has a built-in digital timer.

There are a variety of such products available, so find the product that works best for your children and use it to improve your children’s brushing time. You can also allow your child to choose their own toothbrush or toothpaste to make the tooth brushing experience more personalized for them. 

Family Dentistry in East Colorado Springs, CO

Fortunately, Michael Terveen is a family dentist who has a lot of experience with helping parents maintain the oral hygiene of their children. In addition to brushing and flossing at home, Dr. Terveen also recommends regular teeth cleanings and exams at our East Colorado Springs dental office. 

Reach out to Springs Family Dental today to schedule your child’s dental appointment

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We Offer Comprehensive Dental Care

At Springs Family Dental, we have the tools and experience to provide great dental care for your entire family. We offer comprehensive dental care for every patient. From baby’s first visit to Dad’s regular check-up and all of the other treatment options in-between, our Colorado Springs dental office is sure to provide the exact care you need.

Convenience and Comfort for the Whole Family

Family dentists like us offer a convenient way for everyone to be seen in the same place, which allows us to build a great relationship with each member of your family. We want to be a part of your regular routine for many years to come, not just when you need emergency dental care. Our goal is to provide care to each member of your family while working hard to offer the best treatments and technologies available.

Contact Our East Colorado Springs Office

We can’t wait to make your family part of our family, so go ahead and give us a call today!

Yes, we love kids! 

At Springs Family Dental, we see children of all ages. According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), it is recommended that your baby visit the dentist by 12 months or right after their first tooth comes in.

group of young children playing at schoolIt's Never Too Young to Learn Good Oral Care

Typically, children under three can come along to their parents' appointments and receive an exam at no cost. It's essential to get your child acquainted with their Colorado Springs dentist early, so they feel calm and relaxed at each dental visit. In fact, we want your child to look forward to visiting us as a break from school or everyday life. 

Good oral health starts young, and your child can begin to learn proper oral hygiene techniques early on. We make dental visits fun and stress-free; Dr. Michael Terveen and his excellent dental staff make each office visit fun and educational. Our fun dental team can educate your child on proper brushing and flossing techniques, along with what good smile-friendly food is. 

Oral hygiene education is essential and should be taught as young as possible. At-home brushing can be part of a fun game, along with using kid-friendly toothpaste and colorful toothbrushes. 

Bring Your Child into Our Fun Dental Office in Colorado Springs!

Give us a call to schedule your child's first dental exam today! It is never too early to start learning about the importance of dental health; we are here to make each dental visit fun, informative, and full of joy. 

Colorado Springs Pediatric DentistYour Child's First Visit

Children grow at different rates, but on average, their first tooth erupts between six and twelve months of age. We recommend that they be seen in our office as soon as their first tooth has come in but no later than their first birthday.

Creating a Healthy Relationship with the Dentist

Children are not born with a fear of the dentist, and our Colorado Springs dental team wants to show your child that the dentist can be a fun place to go. We believe that the sooner your child is seen, the better the chances that they will not grow to fear us, resulting in better overall dental hygiene.

First Steps Lead to a Lifetime of Dental Health

Good dental hygiene is important to your child’s growth and development. While baby teeth are just temporary, the way that they are treated can determine how their permanent teeth develop. Bad dental hygiene habits can be hard to break, so it is very important that your child learns how to care for their teeth early on.

Contact our Colorado Springs Dental Clinic

Let us be a part of your child’s future. Make your child’s first dental appointment today!

Colorado Springs DentistEveryone Deserves Great Dental Care

We believe that great dental care should be available to everyone. Your oral health can impact your body’s overall health, and our team at Springs Family Dental knows how important your health is to you. Great dental care can also make the difference between keeping your natural teeth and requiring extensive dental work.

We Work With You in Colorado Springs

We work hard to offer affordable and effective dental care for your whole family. We offer many different payment options. We also accept many major dental insurances and work with you to maximize your yearly premiums. Additionally, we accept financing through CareCredit for those patients who qualify. Lastly, patients can join our Springs Smiles membership plan, which offers substantial savings. These dental deals were created by Dr. Terveen so you can receive dental care. No matter what your dental need, our Colorado Springs dental team will help you make a plan that fits your budget and your lifestyle. 

Contact Springs Family Dental

If you have questions, please give our office a call today!

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