Good oral health begins at a young age. Leila Shahbazi, DMD, MPH, and her dedicated dental team at Pure Smiles in Scottsdale, Arizona, provide expert pediatric dentistry, focusing on children’s unique oral health needs. They provide a welcoming environment to ensure your child starts their dental journey with comfort and ease. To make an appointment for your child, call or book online today.
Pediatric dentistry is a specialized branch of oral health care that focuses on providing dental care and treatment for infants, children, and adolescents.
If you're a parent, you'll find that Dr. Shahbazi and the team at Pure Smiles have the expertise to address the unique oral health needs of your child, ensuring their dental development and hygiene are well-managed from a young age.
The Pure Smiles team recommends that your child has their first appointment right after age three. Their initial visit is usually short and involves very little treatment. It also sets the foundation for your child's oral health journey.
Pediatric dentistry addresses a range of issues, such as:
Pure Smiles helps prevent, diagnose, and treat tooth decay in children. The team educates you and your child about proper oral hygiene techniques and the importance of a healthy diet.
The team monitors the growth and development of your child's teeth, jaws, and facial structures. They can identify issues like misalignment or overcrowding early on and recommend appropriate interventions.
Preventive measures, such as dental cleanings, fluoride treatments, and dental sealants, help protect your child's teeth from decay and promote optimal oral health.
In case of dental emergencies like knocked-out teeth or fractures, Dr. Shahbazi and the team are equipped to provide immediate and appropriate care to minimize potential long-term consequences.
To prepare your child for their first pediatric dentistry visit, consider these steps:
Children often pick up on the emotions of their parents, so if you approach the visit with enthusiasm, your child is more likely to feel at ease.
Role-playing with your child can help them become familiar with the dental office setting. Pretend to be the dentist and count their teeth to make it a fun game.
There are numerous children's books about going to the dentist. Reading these books together can help normalize the experience.
Promise a small reward for good behavior during the visit. This positive reinforcement can motivate your child and make the experience more enjoyable.
Call or book online today to schedule your child’s pediatric dentistry visit.