Our practice is ideal for young children and adolescents:
Friendly dentists and staff
A warm and welcoming atmosphere
A large and comfortable waiting room
In our more than 30 years of providing dental treatments to families, we’ve had plenty of experience in helping children manage their fear of sitting in the dentist’s chair. You can count on our help, not only in providing quality dental care but also overcoming your children’s anxiety.
Prepare Your Kids for Their First Visit
Studies show that children who experience a pleasant first visit to the dentist are less likely to develop dental anxiety. Furthermore, children who’re afraid of the dentist are more likely to carry their fear over to adulthood.
Your children will have everything to gain if they learn to appreciate and look forward to dental check-ups. Reinforce this attitude by ensuring their first visit becomes a good memory. Here’s how you can do it:
Drive by our clinic a few times before their appointment. You can also take them inside for a brief tour, so they’ll know what to expect on the day of their first check-up.
Read them stories about children going to the dentist.
Tell them what the dentist will most likely do (e.g., shine a light in their mouth, tap on their teeth, make them smile wide, ask them to stick out their tongue).
Reassure them that you’ll be by their side the entire time.
Start Them Young
Dental problems are among the most painful and costly health problems adults face today. You can protect your children from having such a future by getting them accustomed to visiting the dentist and sitting on the chair. Introduce them to our friendly dentists and staff, and we will do our part in making your children feel comfortable about dentist’s visits. More importantly, we will teach them how to care for their gums and teeth.
Learn Tips on Preventive Dental Care
Shea Dental believes that good oral health starts at home. To help you instill good oral health habits in your children, we will:
Demonstrate the correct brushing techniques.
Stress the importance of brushing after meals, especially if they eat or drink something sweet.
Recommend food that will help make their teeth strong.
Gently inform them of the consequences of tooth decay.
Besides educating your children and offering reminders on how to maintain their oral health, we also provide preventive treatments appropriate for their age range. Our dentists may recommend any of the following:
Dental Treatments for Children
Shea Dental’s pediatric dentists also offer the following treatments for children in and around Scottsdale:
These are temporary dental appliances that prevent adjacent teeth from shifting after a baby tooth is lost.
As a non-invasive dental restoration treatment, dental bonding is ideal when children get chipped or cracked teeth.
Our Invisalign dentist can administer Invisalign treatment to teens who have lost all their baby teeth.
Trust that our dentists will discuss each treatment with you and your child.
The habits your children develop early can have an impact on their adult years. Lay the foundations so they can grow free from dental pain.