Camp Little Tooth

Pediatric Tooth Decay

Tooth decay is the result of the build-up of bacteria and plaque on the teeth. If these bacteria aren’t brushed away, they will mix with the sugar in the food your child eats and will create an acid that eats away at the vulnerable tooth enamel protecting your child’s teeth. Tooth decay can eventually cause dental cavities, tooth infection, gum disease, and even the eventual loss of the affected tooth.

Tooth Decay Risk Factors

Below are a few of the common risk factors that may make your child more susceptible to tooth decay:

  • Suffering from diabetes
  • Having a high-sugar diet
  • Dry mouth
  • Lack of fluoride
  • Exposure to secondhand smoke
  • Improper oral hygiene practices

Avoiding Tooth Decay

The best way to help your children avoid tooth decay is to teach them and assist them in practicing good oral hygiene habits. This should include:

  • Brushing twice a day
  • Using a pea-sized amount of fluoride toothpaste
  • Flossing at least once daily
  • Eating a well-balanced, low-sugar diet
  • Visiting Camp Little Tooth® every six months for a pediatric dental cleaning and exam

To learn more about how to avoid tooth decay and dental cavities, please contact Camp Little Tooth® at our Lafayette, Colorado pediatric dentistry location. We’re a one-of-a-kind office! Your child’s dental health is very important to us and we’re happy to answer your questions. Our phone number is 303-604-1000.

We're accepting new campers and can't wait to meet your little ones!

Teledentistry - Camp Little Tooth Pediatric Dentistry


During this time of social distancing, we are pleased to offer TeleDentistry as a way for our camp families to safely connect with us in the event of an emergency. Our goal is to provide you with the same great care you are accustomed to from the safety of your home.

Happy kids - Camp Little Tooth Pediatric Dentistry

Calling All New Campers!

Our one-of-a-kind pediatric dental office is currently accepting new patients. We can't wait to meet your family and we're going to make going to the dentist fun for your kids and easy on you! We've got all the information about making a pediatric dental appointment at Camp Little Tooth®!

Dental therapy dog - Camp Little Tooth Pediatric Dentistry

Meet Montana The Camp Dog!

Woof! Montana is pawsitively everyone's favorite Camp Dog! Montana is a registered therapy dog who loves children and is always happy to greet your little one as well as give them lots of love and comfort after their appointments.

Front Desk - Camp Little Tooth Pediatric Dentistry

Tour Our Pediatric Dental Office

Canoes instead of exam chairs. A treehouse instead of a waiting room. There is even a coffee station for parents. Could this be the best pediatric dental office ever?!