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Home Care for Kids in Light of New Research

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It’s no secret that sugar is bad for your teeth. We have known this for decades and as sugar became more prevalent in the modern diet, fluoride was added to our water in most municipalities to help save teeth. While most people will still have at least one instance of decay during their lifetimes, losing teeth due to decay alone is no longer so common. It is much more common to lose teeth to gum disease, which affects over half of American adults.

New research shows that the biofilm that causes decay causes much more damage when it binds to certain strains of yeast. This combination is particularly detrimental to teeth ...

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5 Facts Parents Need to Know about Fluoride

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Parents want what’s best for their kids and often have questions about preventive treatments like fluoride.

We are here to help you get answers!

1. Fluoride Is Only Recommended When Needed

Not every kid needs a fluoride treatment at their regular dental appointment. We recommend fluoride based on individual needs.

We will discuss this with you if we think your child would benefit from this type of cavity preventing treatment.

2. Topical Fluoride Is Safe for Cavity Prevention

According to research, fluoride is safe for the prevention of cavities. We use properly dosed fluoride varnish to ensure safety as well as the best results.

3. Adults Can Benefit From Fluoride Too

Fluoride is for parents too! If you ...

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3 Steps We Take to Keep Your Child Comfortable at the Dental Office

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Looking for a children’s dentist in Montrose can raise many questions about who will give your child the very best care possible. We know that kids are precious to their parents, and they are precious to us, as well. Many of our team members are parents, so we intimately understand the dilemma that you’re facing.

At Mountain West Smiles, we like to make patients comfortable. Here are three ways that we help your child feel comfortable at the dentist:

#1 – We Use Kid-Friendly Language

Using adult words in a kid universe is not an effective way to put your little one at ease. Kids are often curious, and we explain everything in ...

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What to do if Your Child Has a Dental Emergency

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A dental emergency is never fun, but it can be especially stressful if it involves your child. You probably have questions about what to do and how to handle some of the most common dental emergencies especially if you do not currently have a kid’s dentist in Montrose.

Dental Emergencies and Children

If your child has dental pain, contact us right away. Pain is the body’s way of telling us that something is wrong. It may indicate an infection caused by deep decay, a cracked tooth, or even a problem with the eruption of a tooth. The best way to help your child is for us to perform an exam in our ...

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The Most Common Oral Health Conditions in Children

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Parents have a big responsibility when kids are young to get them to their pediatrician’s office for regular check-ups and vaccinations. It’s important to stay on schedule with your child’s medical treatment in order to help them stay healthy for a lifetime.

Common Oral Health Issues 

According to the Center for Disease Control, the most common childhood disease is dental caries, also known as decay. Unfortunately, dental care sometimes does not have the same high priority as medical care, though it can have a dramatic effect on the health of your child. At Mountain West Smiles, we believe that your oral health is an essential part of your overall health and approach ...

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Reducing Dental Anxiety for Your Child

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Going to the dentist can be a scary and overwhelming experience for many children, especially if they have never been to a dentist before and don’t know what to expect. Yet, there are several ways we can work together to help make their dental visits less stressful for both of you. Dr. Ken Cory has several years of experience treating children and families and can help your child feel more comfortable during their appointments. 

Preparing Your Child for the Dentist

  • Explain what will happen – One of the best ways you can prepare your child for their first visit to the dentist is to explain to them what will happen. Make sure ...

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Finding the Perfect Dentist for the Whole Family

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Most dentists say they provide services for you and your family, but this doesn’t necessarily mean they specialize in child dentistry. It takes more than just a degree in dentistry to be able to give children the best dental care. It can be overwhelming to try and sort through all the dentists in your area to find the right one for your family, but knowing what to look for can help. One of Mountain West Smiles most common services is to provide great care to families and children.

Choosing a Family Dentist

  • They make you feel comfortable – Your dental office should make you and your family feel comfortable. Especially if your ...

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