Your Eagle County Family Dentist Who Cares
Avon, CO dentist Dr. Maloley provides compassionate, cutting-edge dentistry for the whole family. From preventive care and checkups to smile makeovers and dental restorations, we are a one-stop shop for family dental care. Dr. Maloley has extensive experience working with children and teenagers, and he and his staff make sure that your visit is always fun and positive.
Before your baby’s first tooth appears, you can use a moist, soft cloth to clean the mouth after each feeding. Parents can also avoid early decay by not letting the baby nurse on a bottle filled with milk or juices (water is OK) while sleeping.
It is recommended that you bring your child to the family dentist once your child turns one or as soon as the first tooth erupts. The first visit is more preventive than anything else, while regular checkups help your children avoid developing dental anxiety in the future by getting them used to the dental environment. It also allows Dr. Maloley to identify and treat issues (like baby bottle tooth decay and bite problems due to thumb sucking) before they become big problems.
On your children’s first visits to our office in Avon, CO, we will simply get to know them. It is important to let children who are new to the dental environment take time to adjust and to acclimate before beginning any dental care procedures. If your child is ready, we will do the examination on their first visit, but if they are still nervous, we will schedule the checkup for another visit. Before they leave, children are treated to a surprise from our treasure chest. We want to make sure your kids have fun when they come to Vail Valley Dental Care.
Orthodontics for Kids and Teens
Our in-office orthodontist, Dr. Jack Hilty, corrects misaligned teeth and prevents bite problems with Invisalign Teen (clear braces), accelerated orthodontic treatment, and traditional braces. Early orthodontic treatment at Vail Valley Dental Care can make certain conditions easier and more affordable to correct because the jaw and bones are still developing.
Sealants and Fluoride Treatment
For extra protection, your dentist in Avon may recommend sealants and fluoride during the cavity-prone years. Sealants are resin materials painted on the biting surfaces of the back teeth to seal off the pits and grooves and prevent decay. Fluoride treatment rebuilds damaged portions of the tooth and makes the enamel stronger.
Benefits of Family Dentistry
Our dental treatments will fortify your children’s defenses against tooth decay. Children are already at a high risk for tooth decay, and once they get even one cavity, that risk grows higher. Practicing strong preventive care and home oral hygiene habits will help ensure your children’s teeth stay healthy, saving you time, trouble, and money in the future.
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Here at Vail Valley Dental Care family dental clinic, we want to make sure all your loved ones get the oral health care they need to look great with a happy and healthy smile.