The list of things your child can do on her own is growing each day, but she’ll still need your guidance caring for her oral health for a while. Help your little one maintain a happy, healthy smile for years to come by following these oral health tips from Dr. Anderson, your family dentist in Colorado Springs.
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October 20, 2014
Halloween is just around the corner. The kids are thinking about costumes, trick or treating, and of course, candy and other sweet treats. As their parents, you need to think about how to keep their teeth strong and healthy this Halloween and throughout the season. At Anderson Family Dental in Colorado Springs, CO, children’s dentistry is practiced with equal amounts of competence, care and comfort. And just the right amount of fun is thrown in for good measure.
Children’s Dentistry at Anderson Family Dental
The dentists at Anderson Family Dental, Dr. Erick T. Anderson and Dr. Richard L. Anderson, recommend children begin to see the dentist regularly around the age of three or sooner if you think they’re ready. By the time your children are three years old, most if not all of their baby teeth will have erupted. And yes, it’s important to clean that first little white tooth after feeding. Just wipe with a washcloth or gauze soaked in warm water. As more teeth erupt, you can use a soft child-sized toothbrush and small amount of toothpaste.
When you begin to bring your children to Anderson Family Dental, we’ll first make them feel comfortable in the dentist’s office, thereby setting the foundation for a lifetime of enjoyable dental care. We’ll also show you and your child how to properly brush and floss their teeth. Once baby teeth have been replaced by adult teeth, we’ll apply dental sealants. A thin layer of sealant is applied to the teeth and allowed to harden. Sealants help to protect the teeth against bacteria that cause decay. Likewise, we can use fluoride treatments for added protection.
Make an Appoint Today for Your Child’s Dental Check-up
Is it time for your children to visit the dentist? Then call Anderson Family Dental in Colorado Springs, CO, today. And know that when you do, you’ll be helping your children begin a lifetime of good oral health care. Drs. Erick T. Anderson and Richard L. Anderson also serve child and adult patients in Falcon, Fort Carson, Black Forest, Stratmoor and the surrounding communities.
September 11, 2014
As adults and children from across the country gear up to play their favorite sports, it’s important to remember a vital piece of protective equipment: an athletic mouthguard. Proven to help prevent a variety of severe orofacial injuries across a broad spectrum of activities, custom athletic mouthguards are just as important as the helmets and pads you wear while you play. At Anderson Family Dental in Colorado Springs, CO, Dr. Erick T. Anderson and Dr. Richard L. Anderson offer families from throughout the area an extensive selection of preventive dentistry solutions, including custom athletic mouthguards.
Why Choose Custom Athletic Mouthguards?
While it is true that you can find athletic mouthguards on the shelves at your local pharmacy or sporting goods store, these generic oral appliances simply cannot defend against injury as effectively as a customized mouthguard from your dentist. Because a custom athletic mouthguard is precisely modeled to fit your unique dentition, it is substantially more comfortable and will not shift in the mouth during rigorous gameplay.
According to the ADA, custom athletic mouthguards are strongly recommended for use in the following sports and recreational activities, among others:
- Baseball, basketball, softball, and racquetball
- Soccer, football, squash, and field hockey
- Weightlifting, boxing, and wrestling
- Surfing, water polo, and skateboarding
- Equestrian events
- Ice hockey and inline skating
- Extreme sports
With a custom sports mouthguard from Anderson Family Dental, you can protect your smile from potentially serious injuries, including knocked out teeth, partially dislodged teeth, soft tissue injuries, broken jaws, and even concussions.
Protect Precious Smiles with an Athletic Mouthguard
Are your children planning on participating in football, baseball, softball, karate, or any other contact sport this season? Make sure that their pearly whites are adequately protected with custom athletic mouthguards from Anderson Family Dental. Our doctors and team genuinely look forward to helping you keep your family’s smiles safe and healthy this busy sports season and all year round. Contact our office in Colorado Springs, CO today to schedule your free consultation. Our family-friendly dental practice proudly serves patients from communities in Fort Carson, Stratmoor, Falcon, Black Forest, and more.
February 10, 2014
Every year in February, the American Dental Association (ADA) observes National Children’s Dental Health Month, teaming up with oral healthcare professionals across America to emphasize the importance of children’s dentistry. At Anderson Family Dental in Colorado Springs, CO, Drs. Richard L. and Erick T. Anderson provide children of all ages with the comprehensive, preventive dental care they need to enjoy a lifetime of bright smiles and exceptional oral health.
The Importance of Early Dental Care
When you begin practicing proper oral hygiene with your child when they’re young, you’re paving the way for a future of happy, healthy smiles. In addition to daily tooth brushing at home, it’s important to make sure your tiny tots see us at Anderson Family Dental for regular checkups and cleanings. We may suggest fluoride treatments to strengthen tooth enamel and sealants to help prevent decay caused by foods and drinks. From the moment your child steps through our doors, we will do everything we can to ensure a calm, pleasant experience. After all, we’re all about patient comfort here, no matter how old you are!
While experts recommend that your children make their first trip to the dentist at around the age of three, please feel free to bring your little ones in even earlier if they are comfortable doing so. We’ll even see them as soon as their first baby tooth erupts, assessing their oral development from an early age for the best start possible.
Keep Your Kid’s Smile Healthy!
Whether this will be your child’s first visit to the dentist or you need to schedule their next dental checkup, we want to help! Contact our office in Colorado Springs, CO today and ask about how our wide range of children’s dentistry services can help keep your little one’s teeth and gums healthy and strong. We also proudly serve families from throughout the surrounding areas of Stratmoor, Black Forest, Fort Carson, Falcon and beyond.