* The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends a dental check up every six months
starting no later than the child attaining one year of age.
Your child's first visit to the dentist
Some people discount the importance of baby teeth since they are temporary. However, baby teeth are
vital in developing a properly structured smile in adulthood. If a baby tooth is lost too soon, it can lead
to crowding of adult teeth, which can negatively affect bite alignment. The bottom line is that you should
care for your child’s baby teeth as if they were adult teeth to help them get a healthy smile that lasts
When To Visit? First visit by first birthday
Just as you need to establish a pediatrician for your child, you need to establish a pediatric dentist for
your child. Bring in your child when the first tooth appears or no later than his/her first birthday*.
Starting early examination and preventive care will protect your child's teeth now and in the future. This
examination allows the pediatric dentist to examine the shape of the baby's jaws and the condition of
the oral tissues.
Dr. Shah provides dental care for the children of Douglas County, Arapahoe County, Jefferson County
to Dr. Shah's practice, including Castle Pines, Centennial, Cherry Hills Village, Denver, Elizabeth,
Monument, Parker and Sedalia.
Dr. Shah also provides pediatric dental care for children in her practice at The Children's Hospital,
Denver, The Sky Ridge Medical Center in Lone Tree, Colorado and at the Medical Center of Aurora.
|3750 Dacoro Lane | Ste 120 | Castle Rock, CO 80109 | (303) 663 3388
Purvi V. Shah
Board Certified Pediatric Dentist
5280 Top Dentist 2009 ~ 2017