The best way to establish a lifelong habit of regular dental visits is to build a happy relationship starting with children’s dentistry. In Highlands Ranch, CO, we want your kids to have a positive association with the dentist, so we:Dr. Haynes on Pediatric Dentistry Read Transcript
We love to see kids here at Highlands Ranch Smiles. It's great to have a kiddo come in and they need a filling maybe. We're able to get them comfortable in our dental chair, get a movie going. Have to go through that numbing process that most people really worry about, especially when it's your kid's. I can't tell you how many times, most of the time when we get a child numb, they don't know what's going on. They are zoning out to the movie, just loving and watching that, especially Frozen. I can see them bouncing around, actually, make sure that the music's playing when the numbing part goes. I'm able just to sneak in there, get the anesthetic going. Then there's a much better experience. We just take care of that little cavity, get it all cleaned up. Create just a great experience for them so that there's not that anxiety that they might have them in the future. Knowing that we're avoiding the anxiety that a lot of adults that we see have because of their past experiences. Knowing that we're creating positive ones for kids is really a big reward for me.
- Make their comfort a top priority
- Work hard to make dental visits fun
- Emphasize preventive care
- Encourage healthy habits at home
Our gentle general dentists and caring team offer pediatric dentistry to help your family have lasting, healthy smiles. For an appointment with a kid-friendly dentist, call Highlands Ranch Smiles at 720-644-8186 today. We offer extended hours to make it easy for you to bring in your children before school or after baseball practice. We open at 8 a.m. Monday and Thursday and at 7 a.m. the rest of the weekdays. We’re open until 6 p.m. on Monday and until 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
Choose A Children’s Dental Office That’s Crazy About Kids
We welcome you to bring your children for their first dental visit when their first tooth erupts. Many times this is before their first birthday. We call this a “happy visit,” which makes it easier to incorporate routine dental cleanings and exams into your family’s oral care routine.
In addition to basic care, we offer some other important family dentistry services to help protect your children’s beautiful, healthy smiles:
- Fluoride Varnish — By applying this treatment, your kids’ teeth will be stronger and more resistant to cavities.
- Dental Sealants — Sealants create protective barriers over teeth. This makes it harder for harmful bacteria to cause tooth decay.
- Athletic Mouthguards — For any athletes in your family, custom-fitted mouthguards are more comfortable to wear and provide better protection against dental injuries than store-bought mouthguards.
As your kids get older, their dental needs will change. We offer services that keep up with those changes. Our orthodontic treatments, including Invisalign, can give your children the straight, confident smiles they want.
While we hope you never need this service, we are here to help with dental emergencies as well. Call our office right away when one of your loved ones has a broken tooth, a toothache, or other oral troubles. We’ll see you that same day if at all possible, and our dental sedation can relieve any pain they may be feeling.
Protect Your Favorite Smiles
By their 11th birthday, more than 40 percent of children will have at least one cavity. We want to prevent as many problems as we can by working with you to promote good oral health.
Our doctors and our entire team enjoy working with children. Many of us are parents ourselves, so we are never flustered by your children’s out-of-left-field questions or even occasional tears. Our team likes educating youngsters about good dental hygiene, whether it is showing them proper tooth brushing techniques or talking to them about how too much sugar isn’t good for their teeth. To make your visits easier, we have a special area for children in our spacious waiting room, complete with kid-friendly movies they can watch!
Bring your children to Highlands Ranch Smiles and try our children’s dentistry in Highlands Ranch. Call 720-644-8186 to schedule an appointment with us soon.