Phoenix Pediatric Dentist Locations: Payson, Surprise, Ahwatukee, North & Central
Desert Dentistry is committed to providing our younger patients with more options in dental care. Our dentists and staff members enjoy working with kids and being a part of your families’ team for good oral health.
Sometimes it becomes necessary for a child to be seen by a pediatric dentist due to the patient’s age and the complexity of the treatment. A pediatric dentist is a dental specialist that has, in addition to the 4 years of dental school, completed 2 to 3 years of specialty training to treat children.
Desert Dentistry has several board certified pediatric dentists on staff. We are here to offer the services needed to minimize your child’s risk of developing cavities and other serious oral problems.
Actually, according to statistics from The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, 25% of children in the United States have 80% of the cavities nationwide.
Is your child at risk for developing cavities? Have you taken your child for their first dental appointment yet?
Rest assured, our Phoenix pediatric dentists can provide sedation treatment if required for dental work. Our goal is to help and treat your child in the safest and most comfortable way possible.
Tips for Finding the Right Pediatric Dentist
Our dentists have compiled a list of tips for you to understand how to choose a children’s dentist:
- Interview your dentist. Your child’s oral health is critical to his or her overall health. You want to make sure that you choose the right dentist who will provide optimal care; optimal care means staying current with new technologies, providing gentle care for your kids, and dedication to continuing education. These are attributes you will find in every one of our pediatric dentists at Desert Dentistry.
- Talk to your child. At the end of the day, your son or daughter should feel comfortable, instead of feeling afraid of the dentist. When your child feels comfortable and at ease, that means his or her experiences at the dentist are positive.
- Ask questions. A great pediatric dentist will understand that a parent will have questions. Our dentists are patient and understanding when it comes to spending time answering your questions and making sure you understand all treatment services for your kids.
What Parents are Saying about Desert Dentistry
“They are great! I love the dentists and staff, and they always treat my kids good. My kids love going there!” – Diana V.
“They make you feel so comfortable and they make my kids so relaxed I never hear screaming or crying from children, or anyone else for that matter…Best place ever. I HIGHLY recommend them to everyone!!!!” – Crystal R.
Pediatric dentistry tips for your child
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), along with our gentle kid’s dentists, recommend the following tips for effectively caring for your child’s teeth and gums.
- Brush children’s teeth 2 minutes 2 times per day. The plaque and bacteria should be removed as soon as possible after eating and drinking high-sugar beverages. If plaque is not removed, cavities may soon form.
- Choose the right toothbrush. It should have soft bristles (to minimize brushing the gums too hard) and it should be replaced every 3 to 4 months, OR when the bristles are worn out, OR if your child has been sick.
- Visit your child’s dentist regularly. Starting from age one, your son or daughter should be seen by the dentist every six months, or as often as recommended by our dentists. Detecting small problems early on is critical before they develop into more painful, serious oral problems.
- Floss teeth regularly. Your son or daughter should floss their teeth once a day, every day. This promotes healthy teeth and gums, and should become part of your kid’s oral care routine starting when two of the teeth touch each other. Flossers can be used to help make it easier to floss.
- Use fluoride. For children who are two years old and above, a fluoride toothpaste should be used to fight cavities and to help promote healthy teeth.
- Practice effective oral care for your baby. When your baby’s first tooth appears, it is possible for a cavity to form at any point in time. Be sure to take care of your baby’s teeth regularly.
- Promote healthy nutrition for kids. Your kid’s diet should be well balanced for healthy teeth and gums. Your child’s diet should not consist of high amounts of natural or added sugar; this type of diet highly increases cavity formation in kids.
Desert Dentistry offers pediatric dentistry services to children and their families living in Phoenix, Ahwatukee, Payson, and Surprise. To schedule your appointment with our gentle kid’s dentists, call us at 602-246-0446.