The best way to keep your teeth healthy is to start good habits early and make regular visits to the dentist part of your child’s routine while they’re young. At Mountain Peak Dentistry in Lakewood, Colorado, licensed general dentist Brennan Bonati, DDS, is experienced in providing family dentistry. To book an appointment for your whole family call or schedule an appointment online today.
Your 3 most common questions about Family Dentistry
Question 1: Why do children need regular dental checkups?
Your child can have healthy teeth for a lifetime if they start good habits early. They should start receiving dental cleanings every six months at the age of 3. At your child’s dental checkups, Dr. Bonati educates them on taking good care of their teeth.
Tooth decay and other oral health problems can affect children as well as adults, and if your child understands why it’s important to brush, floss, and get regular cleanings, they can prevent many oral health problems from showing up later.
It’s Mountain Peak Dentistry’s goal to help your child not just tolerate but actually look forward to going to the dentist. Positive associations with dental care, starting at an early age, can go a long way. As your child gets older, dental checkups reinforce good habits and help catch any issues, including whether it’s time to get braces or fill any cavities.
Question 2: What happens during a dental checkup?
General Dentist Dr. Bonati and his team are experienced in treating patients of all ages and know how to help them feel relaxed while they get their teeth cleaned, or any other procedures. At a dental checkup, he and his team gently clean your teeth and remove any plaque or tartar that has accumulated. Dr. Bonati may also recommend a fluoride treatment to strengthen your teeth, or sealants to stop bacteria from settling into molars to help prevent cavities.
If your child needs additional work, such as X-rays, cavity removal, or filling placement, General Dentist, Dr. Bonati offers adapted versions of these procedures so your child will feel comfortable their entire visit.
Question 3: How can my child keep their teeth healthy between cleanings?
Encouraging your child to keep up good hygiene habits between visits to Mountain Peak Dentistry will go a long way. General Dentist, Dr. Bonati educates your child on how to take care of their teeth between office visits, including:
- Brushing their teeth at least twice a day and flossing regularly
- Limiting sugary foods that cause plaque to build up, leading to cavities
- Proper brushing and flossing if they have braces
General Dentist Dr. Bonati gives you tips on how to make good oral hygiene seem fun so it’s not such a chore for your child to care for their teeth. If your child plays sports, Dr. Bonati recommends a mouthguard to protect against injuries and can custom fit it to your child’s mouth.
To schedule services for your family please call Mountain Peak Dentistry or use the convenient online booking feature.
Meet Our Team
As a member of the Colorado Dental Association and Metro Denver Dental Society, Dr. Bonati is committed to professional development, and he hopes his patients benefit from his expanding knowledge most of all.
Mountain Peak Dentistry is a comprehensive dental practice offering you all the dental services necessary to keep you and your family healthy and happily smiling.
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