Desert Ridge Pediatric Dentistry Phoenix, AZ
A pediatric dentist is someone who is dedicated to the oral health and wellness of a patient from infancy to their teenage years, at which point the patient can begin to see an adult practitioner. The purpose of pediatric dentistry is to address the unique situations faced by children who have bodies and mouths that are constantly changing and developing as they grow older.
The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends children begin seeing a pediatric dentist as soon as they develop their first baby tooth or reach one year of age. At Desert Ridge Pediatric Dentistry, we are proud to serve Phoenix, AZ and offer comprehensive pediatric care that focuses not only on treating preexisting concerns but also on education and the development of healthy habits to last a lifetime.
Types of Treatment Available
Our pediatric dentists offer preventive and restorative dental treatments in addition to educating kids and parents about the best way to care for their teeth. This can include lessons about how to brush properly, dietary advice, and what toothpastes are right for children. Some of our services available in Phoenix, AZ include:
- Regular exams and cleanings
- Dental sealants
- Fluoride treatment
- Care for dental injuries (broken teeth, fractured jaw, etc.)
- Diagnosis of oral conditions related to other health issues (diabetes, etc.)
- Infant oral health exams
- Habit counseling
- Oral hygiene education
During habit counseling, our dentists and staff can coach parents on how to get a child to stop engaging in potentially destructive habits like thumb sucking or pacifier dependence. Unfortunately, while these behaviors are calming for children, they can displace the teeth and cause orthodontic issues like an overbite.
The Best Care for Children
As a pediatric dental office, we have designed our facilities at Desert Ridge Pediatric Dentistry with children in mind. The environment is bright, colorful, clean, and friendly to help kids feel relaxed while visiting. By utilizing our experience with children and friendly staff, we strive to make each visit memorable in a positive way. This not only keeps children calm but can also make it easier for the patients to seek care as they grow into adults with healthy smiles.