This holiday season, you’re probably thinking a lot about your family: the meals you’ll plan, the presents you’ll buy. But at Silver Leaf Dentistry, we encourage you to think about your loved one’s dental health as the year draws to a close. Our office makes it easy to get high-quality dental care for the whole family!
Choosing a great family dentist can save you stress. Appointments become easier to manage, and you’ll always know your little ones are in great hands. You’ll feel comfortable knowing that when it comes to your children, we’re helping them establish good habits early on that will help them enjoy a healthy smile for years to come.
Plus, our team of dental professionals understands that dental needs changes as a patient develops. We offer dental services for patients of all ages!
Read on for some of the care we can offer your family members at every stage of life. Then, call our Longmont, CO office at 720-504-2539 to schedule an appointment.
The “Happy Visit”: Your Child’s First Appointment
We know that your child’s first visit to the dentist can shape the way they feel about dental health in the future. That’s why we take special care to ensure that your child’s first appointment is a pleasant one! Even more so than completing a full dental exam and cleaning, we want to make sure your child is comfortable with what we do here at Silver Leaf Dentistry.
At your child’s first appointment, we’ll first take them on a tour of the office to familiarize them with the space and the equipment. They’ll love the kids’ area we established in the waiting room. We also have balloons and a fun toy box. Plus, your child can watch cartoons while we work!
Protecting Permanent Teeth, Educating Growing Patients
As your child grows and begins to lose baby teeth, protecting their new permanent teeth will become a priority.
One of the most effective ways to do this is with dental sealants, which are kind of like raincoats for your teeth! We’ll paint a thin coating onto the chewing surfaces of your child’s teeth, which will prevent food particles from lingering in the nooks and crannies of teeth. This food debris is what attracts the bacteria that cause cavities and gum disease.
We’ll also help your child take ownership of their dental health.
Thanks to 42-inch high-definition televisions, we’re able to show our patients detailed digital X-rays so they can better understand what’s happening with their teeth. We also offer nutritional counseling and patient education!
Straighten Your Teen’s Smile With Invisalign®
It used to be that orthodontic work was synonymous with teenagers in metal braces. But kids today have so many more options when it comes to achieving a straighter smile.
We love the convenience of the Invisalign® treatment system, and our patients love it too!
Here’s how it works. Invisalign consists of a series of clear plastic aligners. They’re custom-made to fit your teen’s teeth flawlessly, and they’re virtually invisible — no wires or brackets distracting from their smile.
Your teen will simply wear an aligner for 20 to 22 hours a day, swapping your aligner for the next in the series every week or so. This results in incremental changes in the positioning of your teeth. That’s it! It’s great for teens on the go.
For Your Star Student-Athlete: Custom Athletic Mouthguards
The last thing you want is for your student-athlete to sustain a dental injury in the middle of the big game. Whether your child is into wrestling, basketball, skateboarding, or mountain biking, a custom-made mouthguard can prevent a dental emergency.
You can find one-size-fits-all and “boil-and-bite” mouthguards at sporting goods stores. But an ill-fitting mouthguard can actually do more harm than good when it comes to protecting your teeth.
Investing in a professionally crafted mouthguard is like a small insurance policy for your child’s teeth. Our expert staff creates detailed impressions of your child’s teeth before making the custom mouthguard. Trusting professionals with the creation of your mouthguard is the only way to ensure proper fit!
Dental Care For The Whole Family, At Every Age
Of course, great dental care goes beyond childhood. Whether you’re looking to plan a smile makeover for your 40th birthday or need to replace a missing tooth with a dental implant, Silver Leaf Dentistry can help.
No matter your stage of life, our compassionate staff will go the extra mile to ensure your comfort. We want your family to feel at home at Silver Leaf Dentistry!