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Kids Dentist Fort Collins

Good Dental Habits Start Here

Developing Good Dental Habits at an Early Age

Murphy Dental in Fort Collins is a family dentistry and we love working with kids and getting them on the right path to good oral health.
We provide a friendly kid-safe environment for your child, and an important element of kids’ dental care is education. We work hard to explain the importance of good dental habits to your child in a fun, non threatening way that they can understand.
Kids are oftentimes interested in the office environment – including the chairs and dental tools that our dentists, dental assistants, and hygienists use. They also tend to ask a lot of questions about procedures. We take the time to let your child know about the entire dental environment and how and why we do what we do.

Kids Dental Exams and Cleanings

During a pediatric dental exam, we will check your child’s teeth for cavities, and inspect their gums for signs of disease. We’ll also check the growth and development within their mouth – including their teeth and jaw. We’ll keep an eye on and inform you of any issues that may be corrected by orthodontics (like braces)
Most kids also get fluoride at least once a year to help strengthen the enamel on their developing teeth.

Help for Children with Dental Anxiety

Nitrous Oxide

Some children are anxious about going to the dentist.  This is true especially if they’ve never been before.  That’s why we offer nitrous oxide to keep children relaxed so that they can get the dental care they need.

Frequently Asked Questions About Kids Dental Exams and Cleanings

Parents often have good questions about making sure that their kids have good dental health habits. Here are some of the questions that we frequently hear that may answer some of the questions that you have.

How Often Should Children Have Dental Checkups?

According to the ADA, children should come in for cleanings and exams twice a year - once every six months. This is important to maintain optimal oral health and prevent cavities and other dental problems.

It may be necessary to see children more regularly based on their specific dental needs in rare cases.

When Should my Child go to the Dentist for the First Time?

According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), seeing a dentist after the first tooth emerges - and definitely by their first birthday is recommended.

Can a Pacifier Hamper Development of My Child's Teeth?

Again, according to the AAPD, it generally won't impact the development of teeth unless the child is using a pacifier or sucking their thumb past age three. In that case, you can come in to see us for recommendations and tools to gently move them away from those habits when they can be destructive.

Easy Payment Options

We accept most major insurance, cash, most credit cards, and offer patient financing with CareCredit.
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In addition to our great reviews, we’re proud to have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.

Current Specials & Services

New Patient Specials


Comprehensive Dental Exam

- Full Mouth X-Rays
- Panoramic X-Rays
- Comprehensive Oral Exam

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Emergency Exam

Emergency Exam (Problem-Focused) and X-Ray for Diagnosis: $50.00**

(*Fee Waived with same-day treatment)

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Multiple Whitening Options

- Zoom!® In-Office Whitening with Take-Home Trays for $450
- Zoom!® In-Office Whitening without Take-Home Trays $350
- Take-Home Trays for $250
- GlossRay Take Home Kit for $95

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CT Scan

- Lower Radiation Than X-Rays
- Better Technology Than X-Rays
- For Implants, Impacted Teeth, Surgical Procedures

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In Office Bleaching

Includes Take Home Trays

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Kids Exam

- Child Exam
- Teeth Cleaning
- X-Ray
- Fluoride

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Dental Implants

- Start to Finish
- Surgical Implant & Placement
- Abutment
- Porcelain Crown

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$500 Off

SureSmile Clear Aligners

- Straightens Teeth
- Fabulous Smile
- Includes Whitening

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Fluoride Treatment

- With Dental Cleaning
- Limited Time Only

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Welcome from Dr. Murphy

About Dr. Murphy

We are excited to welcome you to Murphy Dental! Our goal is to provide excellent care and a relaxing environment for our patients. Whether you are looking for a routine checkup, cosmetic dentistry, emergency dentistry or restorative care, we can help!

We offer general dentistry, including cleanings, exams, X-rays, fillings, crowns and more. We also can provide restorative care, including endodontics, implantology and periodontics. We take pride in offering outstanding service at affordable prices.

Dr. Murphy is our Fort Collins Dentist. He is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), the Colorado Dental Association (CDA). Our Fort Collins dental practice is consistently rated as a Top Dentist in 5280 Magazine thanks to Dr. Murphy and his skilled team of dental hygienists.

Contact Us


(970) 225-8081


2038 Caribou Dr. Suite 101
Fort Collins, CO 80525


We’re located on Caribou Dr just west of Timberline Ave – north of Harmony Road and South of Horsetooth Road. For full directions click here.

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