New Patient Special
For any new AZ Family & Kid's Dental patients, we have a special just for you!
Kids 17 & Under
What Is The New Patient Special?
Special includes your dental exam, x-rays, cleaning and fluoride if needed.
Where We Are Located
Frequently Asked Questions
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends taking your child for their first dental checkup when they get their first baby tooth. You can wait until more primary teeth have appeared, but definitely bring your child to see a dentist before their first birthday.
A check-up every six months is recommended in order prevent cavities and other dental problems. However, your pediatric dentist can tell you when and how often your child should visit based on their personal oral health.
We offer 3 different types of sedation:
1. Nitrous oxide
2. Oral conscious sedation
3. General anesthesia
First, rinse the irritated area with warm salt water and place a cold compress on the face if it is swollen. Give the child acetaminophen (e.g., Children's Tylenol) for any pain, rather than placing aspirin on the teeth or gums. Finally, see a dentist as soon as possible.
Thumb and pacifier sucking habits will generally only become a problem if they go on for a very long period of time. Most children stop these habits on their own, but if they are still sucking their thumbs or fingers past the age of three, a mouth appliance may be recommended by your pediatric dentist.
Make sure your child has a balanced diet, including one serving each of: fruits and vegetables, breads and cereals, milk and dairy products, and meat fish and eggs. Limiting the servings of sugars and starches will also aid in protecting your child's teeth from decay. You can also ask your pediatric dentist to help you select foods that protect your children's teeth.
There is very little risk in dental X-rays. Pediatric dentists are especially careful to limit the amount of radiation to which children are exposed. Lead aprons and high-speed film are used to ensure safety and minimize the amount of radiation.
The AZ Kid's Dental office is located near the Food City on Baseline and Hardy in Tempe, Arizona.