Why We Care...

Pediatric Dentists are the pediatricians of dentistry. A pediatric
dentist has two to three years of specialty education... Learn More

 

What Does My Child's First Visit Look Like?

By starting scheduled visits to the dentist at a young age, you set
your child up for a lifetime of healthy dental behaviors... Learn More

How Do I Prevent My Child's Tooth Decay?

Dental decay is a tooth infection. There are four things that allow a cavity to develop. They are... Learn More

What is the importance of “Baby Teeth”?

Your child’s primary teeth, "baby teeth", are very important in the preparation and establishment of their permanent... Learn More

Why We Care...

How is a Pediatric Dentist different from a family dentist?

 

Pediatric Dentists are the pediatricians of dentistry. A pediatric dentist has two to three years of specialty education after dental school and focuses his/her career on the treatment of children’s dental needs. Their area of expertise lies in being the main provider for babies, toddlers, children and teens together with those with unique health requirements.

 

Pediatric Dentistry focuses around the distinct needs of your child’s oral hygiene and well-being. Upon completion of a four-year dental school education, Pediatric Dentists continue on to an extra two to three years of intense training necessary to finalize their degrees in pediatric dentistry. This focused curriculum builds a foundation of knowledge, practical skills and hands-on care.

 

At Laveen Kid's Dentist & Orthodontics, your child's oral health care is the priority. You are setting your child up for success by establishing Laveen Kid's Dentist & Orthodontics as your child's dental home. That gives us the chance to put into practice defensive dental routines that keep your child protected from dental/oral disease. With advanced technologies and tools we are able to stay abreast to the developments in dentistry for children. Through the aid of these tools and developments, our supported Pediatric Dentists can better detect and treat diseases and remain concentrated on prevention.

 

Our goal at Laveen Kid's Dentist & Orthodontics is to help your children feel comfortable and carefree when visiting us. While focusing on brushing, flossing, cleaning and checking we can equip them with skills to prepare them for a lifetime of good oral hygiene. In an environment that is geared towards their interests, Laveen Kid's Dentist & Orthodontics strives to provide your children with a positive dental experience. And most of all focus on your children having beautiful smiles!

 

How Do I Prevent My Child's Tooth Decay?

Dental decay is a tooth infection. There are four things that allow a cavity to develop. They are:

  • A Tooth
  • Bacteria
  • Carbohydrates or Sugars
  • Time

At Laveen Kid's Dentist & Orthodontics we show you ways to prevent a cavity by strengthening your teeth, preventing bacteria from forming, instruction on proper eating habits, and teaching your children about the function of time in relation to their teeth. By scheduling a visit with us early on, we can help your child avoid preventable cavities.

 

What Does My Child's First Visit Look Like?

By starting scheduled visits to the dentist at a young age, you set your child up for a lifetime of healthy dental behaviors. Your first visit to Laveen Kid's Dentist & Orthodontics should leave a lasting positive impression for both you and your child. You should plan to schedule your first appointment with a Laveen Kid's Dentist & Orthodontics professional upon the eruption of the first tooth or no later than your child's first birthday.

 

Your first visit will be a short visit. You can expect the following during your first visit:

  • Valuable knowledge about your child's oral health growth.

  • A take home plan including information about flossing, brushing, proper nutrition, and the importance of fluorides.

  • Information about Early Child Caries (may be attributed to misuse of sippy cups or improper nursing habits) and a caries risk evaluation for your child.

  • What you, as a parent can do to avoid harm to your child's teeth and mouth area.

  • What you need to know about preventing injuries to the mouth and teeth.

  • Details on pacifier, finger, and thumb routines and how these affect your child.

What is the importance of “Baby Teeth”?

Your child’s primary teeth, "baby teeth", are very important in the preparation and establishment of their permanent teeth. It is vital that your child’s primary teeth are left in until they are naturally lost. These teeth serve three main roles:

  • Support the permanent teeth by saving them space.
  • Help your children chew their food properly.
  • Aid in the progress of their speech development.