A healthy, beautiful smile starts here
We know the families in our Greeley community well. One of the most important things to parents in our area is making sure their children grow up happy and healthy.
Having a comfortable smile is a big part of enjoying life!
At Greeley Dental Care, our entire team loves welcoming children to our dental office and enjoys working with parents to educate and interest kids in good oral health.
As soon as you see their first tooth, it’s time to bring them into see Dr. Dhoon. This provides parents in our practice with the convenience they truly appreciate.
Dr. Dhoon’s son, Connor, needed his first dental procedure to correct a severe tongue-tie at the age of only four days old! Dr. Dhoon enjoys seeing the children in his practice develop a love of dentistry.
We take the time to make sure that they understand what to expect, help them with brushing and flossing, and provide preventive dentistry to keep their growing smiles healthy.
The most common preventable childhood disease is dental decay. Our Greeley dental team works with parents to create a home care routine that supports a cavity-free smile! We also take bitewing x-rays, and Dr. Dhoon will discuss any areas that need improved brushing at home.
If dental decay does occur, Dr. Dhoon is great at making dentistry painless for kids. He is gentle and offers fun distractions like like children’s television shows to keep your child occupied while we restore the health of their teeth.
Another important aspect of your child’s dental exam is to make sure his or her growth and development is on track. Dr. Dhoon will go over any situations that might require early intervention orthodontics, which reduces treatment times later and improves results in the future. He will also evaluate their airways because even mild breathing obstructions are related to bedwetting and ADHD.
We work with a number of orthodontic specialists in Greeley and will recommend someone he would entrust with his own son's dental care.
A dental cleaning removes tartar and bacteria that collect between appointments.
Even when you brush and floss your child’s teeth regularly, tartar can still collect in the easy-to-miss spaces between teeth and at the gumline. We remove it gently and thoroughly to protect their teeth and gums.
Your child's regular dental cleaning is a great time to apply fluoride varnish to give an added layer of protection when fighting childhood cavities. Dr. Dhoon also recommends dental sealants in cases where kids are prone to decay or have deep grooves in their teeth that easily collect food debris. He will do everything he can to prevent them from needing significant dental work as adults.
The way we care for your child will change as they grow. Just like the care we provide for adults, we customize our children’s dentistry based on the needs of your child. We help children and teens learn how to take care of their own teeth and teach the importance of a healthy smile.
Call Greeley Dental Care today! We know your child’s smile is important, and we will work with you to make sure that they have a positive and relaxing experience while they are with us.
Dr. Taher Dhoon was born in Utah, where he learned to love the outdoors. He later moved to California, receiving his BA in Physiology and Neuroscience from the University of California, San Diego. He went on to earn his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. While in dental school, random seating placed him next to another aspiring dentist, named Bridget, who would later become his wife. Since graduating, he has earned a Fellowship in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, has qualified for ...
The best thing to do is make it a fun game. Most toddlers ALWAYS want to do EVERYTHING themselves! So what you would want to do is brush the child’s teeth first and then allow them to “brush” their teeth afterward.
It is best when baby’s get his/her first tooth erupt. So we can establish a relationship with them, so they are getting to know familiar faces. When they come every six months there not scared, and know that this is a routine. We can also educate on how to care for the teeth. It’s also good to have a dentist since kids play and fall and hit their teeth, mouth and face. It’s always best to call dentist if something like this accrues due to the doctor’s/ pediatrician’s office will likely say to take him/her to dentist.
2 minutes, if possible. Intellitec makes a timer that has 2 buttons the child can push. The timer has 1 for button for brushing teeth and 1 for washing hands. You can also download free apps on smartphones or purchase a toothbrush with a built-in timer.
Ada recommends that kids should be seen by an orthodontist by the age of seven. They can evaluate if they will need braces and if they do the can determine if two phases of orthodontics is needed.
If a child is not able spit then it’s not recommended to use fluoride. If the child is old enough to spit the access toothpaste out then they should use toothpaste with fluoride.