At Beautiful Dentistry, our pediatric dentist and Tempe, AZ dental team combines our advanced knowledge of dentistry with child-friendly dental techniques to create the perfect environment for our youngest patients to receive dental care. Once your child has turned one, they are ready to receive pediatric dental care at our Tempe dentist office.
We encourage you and your child to ask questions, and we are always here to address any concerns you might have as a parent. We offer empathetic oral health education and use simple explanations to answer your child’s questions and reassure them.
If your child is anxious about visiting the dentist, ask us about our safe sedation dentistry options that could make their appointment more relaxing.
Your Child's First Dental Visit: What To Expect
Dr. Sobieraj understands that you want the best for your child. At Beautiful Dentistry, we focus on providing the highest quality pediatric dental care possible. It’s completely normal for a child to be unsure or nervous about their first dental visit, but at Beautiful Dentistry, we work hard to put them at ease from the moment they walk in the door.
Our Tempe dental practice is designed to make your child comfortable and excited to visit the dentist.
During their first dental appointment with us, we will conduct a thorough exam, count their teeth, help them understand how to properly brush and floss at home, and clean their teeth. Dr. Sobieraj may also use x-ray imaging to check the positioning and growth of your child's baby and adult teeth.
Pediatric Dental Checkups
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentists (AAPD) advises that children be seen for a checkup every 6 months. These regular pediatric dental checkups allow Dr. Sobieraj to closely monitor new changes in your child’s mouth and ensure that you, as a parent, have the information you need to promote continued oral health in your child.
Dr. Sobieraj may suggest additional checkups if your child is more susceptible to cavities or if your child is showing signs of orthodontic problems.
Teeth-Strengthening Mineral Application
Dental teeth-strengthening mineral treatments are safe and effective in decreasing the number of cavities in children. Dr. Sobieraj often recommends this treatment along with dental sealants to help protect your child’s teeth. This teeth-strengthening mineral acts as a shield for the tooth’s outer enamel and can actually reverse early dental decay in some children.
Protective Dental Sealants
Protective dental sealants are thin coats of plastic painted onto your child’s back teeth to protect their deep grooves and depressions from accumulating bacteria and food particles. Studies show that 88% of cavities in American school-aged children are caused by food and bacteria being caught in rear molars.
At Beautiful Dentistry in Tempe, we typically apply a protective sealant to your child’s back teeth, premolars, and molars. The sealant will last for several years, but we will continue to check it during your child’s regular dental appointments.
Pediatric Dental Fillings
Treatment for cavities in children depends on how severe the decay is as well as each child’s age and risk of future cavities. At Beautiful Dentistry, we typically treat small cavities with discreet, effective tooth-colored fillings.
If your child is anxious, has special needs, or just needs extra help staying calm and comfortable, Dr. Sobieraj may recommend using laughing gas. Laughing gas is a completely safe way to help children receive the dental care they need, free from anxiety or fear.
Once the dental treatment is over, the gas will be completely out of your child's system after just a few minutes. Laughing gas is widely considered to be low risk and safe for children. At Beautiful Dentistry, our goal is to always care for your child’s dental health in the safest way possible!
Questions About Our Kids Dentistry Services?
We provide complete preventive family dentistry at our Tempe, AZ dentist office to keep your smile healthy, confident and bright.