Dental Exams & Cleanings

Queen Creek, Arizona

As a parent, you want nothing but the best for your kids, and that includes their oral health. Ensuring your child's dental well-being starts early, and the journey begins with pediatric dental exams and cleanings. At Birch Tree Pediatric Dentistry, dental visits are not just about checkups; they are about laying the foundation for a lifetime of strong teeth and bright smiles.

What Is the Importance of Regular Dental Exams and Cleanings?

Visiting the dentist every six months is just as important for children’s smiles as wellness visits are for their overall health. Regular dental cleanings remove plaque and tartar deposits, lowering the risk of dental disease. Dental exams, on the other hand, help us detect early signs of dental problems. That way, you're always ahead in ensuring your little one’s smile stays healthy and bright.

First Dental Visits for Infants and Toddlers

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) and the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry (ABPD) suggest scheduling your child’s first visit to a pediatric dentist when the first tooth appears and no later than the first birthday.

During the first visit, we will discuss your child's medical and dental history and address any concerns. Next, we will evaluate your child’s oral health to ensure everything is in tip-top shape. The goal of the first dental visit is to establish a dental home for your little one and set the stage for bright teeth and healthy smiles that last a lifetime.

Dental Visits for Older Kids

As your child grows, we typically recommend scheduling routine dental exams and cleanings every six months. Your little one’s visits may include the following:

  • Diagnosis: We will check your child's teeth and gums to rule out tooth decay, gum disease, or other oral health problems.
  • Digital X-Rays: Sometimes, it's hard to see between the teeth and below the gums, which is why we typically recommend digital x-rays for kids around 3-4 years old.
  • Teeth Cleanings: Starting around age three, most kids need professional dental cleanings performed by our kid-friendly dental hygienists.
  • Fluoride Treatments: We typically recommend fluoride treatments every six months to strengthen the tooth enamel and lower the risk of cavities.

Tooth Talk and Office Walk

We are pleased to offer a group program for parents/guardians of children ages three and under. Our sessions focus on providing the information you need to ensure your little one's smile is off to a great start. We will also demonstrate proper brushing and flossing techniques for kids. Good oral hygiene from a young age is a shield against tooth decay and gum disease.

If you bring your child along, we are happy to perform a "knee to knee" exam. It's a fun way to give your little one a mini checkup while seated comfortably in your lap. We conclude our meeting with a tour of our office and an introduction to our amazing staff.

Pediatric Dental Exams and Cleanings Near Me in Queen Creek, AZ

Your child's teeth are precious, and with the proper care, they can stay healthy and sparkling for years to come. From learning about proper brushing and flossing to getting professional cleanings and fluoride treatments, our dedicated team at Birch Tree Pediatric Dentistry will ensure your child’s smile is cared for at the highest level. Remember, your child's dental health starts with you - and we’re here to support you and your little one every step of the way!

We invite you to call us at 480-896-7800 to schedule your child’s appointment or schedule one online today. We look forward to caring for your child’s smile.

Schedule Your Child's Appointment Today!

Ready to get your child's smile on track? Our fun, high-tech, and adventure-filled dental office offers the highest standards of dental care for infants all the way to adolescence. Schedule your child's appointment to get started today!