Children’s Dentistry – Phoenix, AZ
Teaching Kids the Importance of a Healthy Smile
Children tend to grow up before you know it. One day, you are teaching them to walk and the next, they are driving your car. Throughout these important years, helping them enjoy excellent oral health should be a big priority for parents, and our doctors here at Devoted Family Dental Phoenix would be happy to help. Our team treats patients of all ages, including infants, teenagers and everyone who falls somewhere in-between. We will work closely with your child in order to help them understand the importance of a healthy smile and create a solid foundation for lifelong oral health. Please contact our dental office today to set up the first appointment for children's dentistry in Phoenix, AZ for your special family member.
Why Choose Devoted Family Dental Phoenix for Children’s Dentistry?
- Dentists Experienced with Serving Young Patients
to Protect Smiles
- Kind, Caring, and Friendly Team Members
Dental Checkups & Teeth
Cleanings for Kids
A child’s checkup is very similar to the one that adults receive at our dental office. One of our doctors will closely examine each of your son or daughter’s existing teeth and gum tissue for signs of decay. If needed, we can repair any small cavities or early signs of gum disease at their simplest stages so that their growing smile remains healthy and strong.
Once your child is old enough to sit through a professional cleaning, this service is important too. We can get rid of dangerous plaque and tartar and eliminate any noticeable surface stains on their smile as well.
Child-friendly preventive services are available too, such as fluoride treatment and dental sealants. Fluoride is a safe, naturally occurring mineral that works wonders when it comes to strengthening tooth enamel, while dental sealants can be applied to the chewing surfaces of certain teeth in order to keep food particles from becoming trapped.
If you or your child is overly sensitive to tooth decay, dental sealants are an easy and effective way to give your smile some extra protection. Sealants are painted directly over the tooth’s chewing surface, covering the deep pits and grooves so that food particles are unable to gather there over time. We typically recommend sealants for molars or premolars, as these teeth are located at the back of the mouth and hard for younger patients to clean properly. They should last for multiple years with the help of brushing, flossing, and regular checkups. If needed, our doctors will reapply them during your next visit so that they continue protecting your valuable smile.
Oral appliances are also important for patients to wear when they are a seasoned athlete and regularly participate in sporting events where they may come in contact with hard objects and other players. You (or your child) do not have to settle for a “one-size-fits-all” sportsguard from the nearest athletics store. Instead, our team can design a customized mouthpiece that provides plenty of comfort, flexibility, and sturdiness. The wearer is even able to breathe and speak clearly while wearing it.
Tips & Tricks
Generally, we recommend that parents bring in their child by the time they reach their first birthday. This gives our team the chance to take a sneak peek at their developing smile and provide you with tips for how to care for your baby’s teeth as they emerge from the gum line. We will also keep a close eye on any potential developmental problems so they can be dealt with as early as possible.
Here is some good information to keep in mind as your child and their smile grow each and every day:
- Parents should brush their child’s teeth twice a day with water. When the child is old enough to be able to spit upon command, you can start using fluoridated toothpaste instead.
- Make sure to help them floss between their teeth every day as well.
- Provide plenty of well-balanced and healthy meals that include lots of calcium.
- Limit their exposure to overly sugary snacks between meals.