Like you, your child needs to visit the dentist regularly to maintain good oral health and prevent cavities. The team at Allegra Family Dentistry in Mesa, Arizona, provides compassionate dental care to all ages and specialize in pediatric dentistry. To schedule a pediatric dental appointment for your child, call the office today or book an appointment online.
A pediatric dentist is a dental specialist who provides the kind and compassionate care children need when they visit the dentist. A pediatric dentist also understands the special developmental and oral health needs of children and monitors your child’s teeth, gums, and bite to ensure good oral health now and into adulthood.
You should bring your child to the pediatric dentist after the first tooth breaks through the gums, or no later than age two. While this may seem young, getting your child familiar with the dentist early on may help make them less fearful of future dental care. It also serves as a teaching tool for you so you know how to properly care for your child’s newly emerging teeth to prevent cavities and future oral health issues.
After your first visit, the dentist recommends your child returns to the office at least every six months for a check-up and cleaning. Children lack the fine motor skills to properly clean their teeth and need extra help to prevent the development of tooth decay.
If your child has a dental concern, such as cavities, you may need more frequent visits.
The experienced team at Allegra Family Dentistry provides kind and compassionate care during a pediatric dental visit to limit fear and anxiety. If it’s your child’s first visit to the dentist, then the dentist may focus more on helping your child feel at ease in the dentist chair and less on the oral exam.
At subsequent visits, the team will provide routine oral exams and dental cleanings. If needed, the dentist may offer fluoride treatments to protect your child’s teeth from decay. If your child has cavities, the dentist will provide restorative care to manage the decay.
In addition to preventive and restorative care, the experienced team at Allegra Family Dentistry also offers orthodontic treatments to eliminate dental spacing or jaw development irregularities at an early age.
To schedule a pediatric dental appointment for your child with a team of compassionate dental experts, call Allegra Family Dentistry today or request an appointment online.