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Pediatric Dentistry

Arizona Advanced Dental

Dentists & Cosmetic Dentists located in Mesa, AZ

Pediatric dentistry is a specialized field of dental care devoted to gentle techniques and services that children need. If your little one is due for a pediatric dental exam, or if they have a tooth or oral health issue, compassionate dentists Donald Clifford, DDS, and Casey Cutler, DDS, provide comprehensive pediatric and family dentistry services at Arizona Advanced Dental, located in Mesa, Arizona. You can book your dental appointment directly through the website, or you can call the clinic to speak with a team member.

Pediatric Dentistry Q & A

What does pediatric dentistry include?

Pediatric dentistry involves providing specialized oral health care for babies, children, and teens. Depending on your little one’s age, dental experience, and oral health history, they may need any of the following services:

  • Orthodontic treatments, such as Invisalign®
  • Comprehensive oral health exam
  • Fluoride treatments
  • Routine cleaning
  • X-ray images
  • Extractions 
  • Sealants 
  • Fillings 

Your dedicated pediatric dentist can teach your child how to brush and floss their teeth and even talk with them about which foods and sugary beverages they should avoid to prevent dental cavities. 

When should my child see the dentist?

The compassionate pediatric and family dentists at Arizona Advanced Dental encourage you to bring your little one in for their initial dental exam as soon as their first tooth erupts. That first dental appointment should occur no later than their first birthday.

From that point, Dr. Clifford and Dr. Cutler want to see your child twice a year for preventive exams and cleanings. Because Arizona Advanced Dental is a family-friendly practice, you can schedule all of your family members’ dental visits together or back-to-back to save you time. 

How do I prepare my child for a pediatric dentistry appointment?

The team at Arizona Advanced Dental understands how frightening a trip to the dentist can be for a child. This is why Dr. Clifford and Dr. Cutler want you to start dental exams at a very early age: Your child becomes familiar with their dedicated pediatric dentist and doesn’t become so anxious during appointments.

To help prepare your child for their pediatric dentistry appointment, you can:

  • Schedule your exam first, so your child can see there’s nothing to worry about
  • Have your dentist show your child all the dental tools they use
  • Talk with your child about what to expect

For babies and smaller children, Dr. Clifford or Dr. Cutler are likely going to have you hold your child in your lap while they perform a gentle dental exam. The goal is to help your little one become so comfortable at the dentist, they build a lifetime of good oral health habits from an early age.

Click on the online scheduler to book your pediatric or family dentistry appointment at Arizona Advanced Dental today. You can also call the office directly to schedule.