Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Kid's Dentistry

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One of our main goals is patient education. We always want you to feel comfortable and confident in the care you area receiving. If you have questions or concerns, please let us know! We are always happy to talk to you about your treatment plan – or about dentistry in general! 

We've collected some of our most commonly heard questions here. Feel free to look through and see if your question is answered below. If your question isn't here or you'd simply like more information, don't hesitate to give us a call at (719) 924-8623.

Kid's Dentistry

If we are providing routine care for your children (a dental cleaning) absolutely.  However, a parent or legal guardian must accompany anyone under the age of 18 for dental treatment such as an extraction or a dental filling.  We do require a signed consent from a parent or guardian before we will complete treatment on a child under the age of 18. 

House Family Dental accepts Medicaid for both children and for patients needing dentures.  We also take most dental insurance plans.  Call our office today to see if we accept your insurance plan!

Both Dr. House and Dr. Driscoll have extensive experience working with children and adults with special needs.  Physical and developmental differences can affect dental development.  We believe in providing care that fits the needs every patient.  If for some reason we are unable to complete services in the chair, we may recommend hospital dentistry as an option.  Our doctors and experienced staff will work directly with you to put together a comprehensive dental plan for that special person in your life. 

Yes.  It is important to start caring for their oral health early. Our doctors and staff have extensive experience in children's dentistry.  We have worked hard at making our office kid friendly so that your child's dental appointment will be a fun and enjoyable experience. 

The ADA recommends your child see a dentist not later than his or hers first birthday.  Tooth decay can start as soon as your child's first tooth erupts.  Parents often ask us why they should worry about tooth decay in baby teeth since they will be replaced by permanent teeth.  The problem is that decay in primary teeth could mean a higher risk of decay in the permanent teeth.  Severe decay can also harm your child's overall health. 
 

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