Preventive Care

Queen Creek, Arizona

Have you heard the old saying, "Prevention is better than cure"? It's true, especially when it comes to your child's oral health. At Birch Tree Pediatric Dentistry, we believe prevention and early intervention are key to maintaining healthy smiles that last a lifetime. We are all about being proactive to keep dental disease at bay and help your child enjoy a healthy, pain-free smile for life!

Preventive Dental Care for Kids - An Overview

Preventive dentistry offers a range of services designed to keep your little one's smile healthy and sound. Here are some of the preventive treatments we offer right here at our Queen Creek practice.

Digital Dental X-Rays: Digital dental x-rays help us uncover hidden problems, including early tooth decay, tooth pulp damage, bone loss, and so much more. We can also assess the development of your little one's teeth and monitor the growth of the jawbone.

Dental Exams: Twice-yearly dental exams help us identify tooth decay, cavities, gum disease, and other oral health problems early on when they are the easiest to treat. That prevents minor issues from becoming more significant ones down the road.

Diagnosis: Your little one's dental x-rays and exams produce a wealth of information that helps our pediatric dentist create tailored treatment plans. These may include preventive dental services to lower the risk of dental disease or urgent restorative treatment to get your little one's dental health back on track.

Teeth Cleanings: Regular dental cleanings help remove plaque and tartar buildup, the leading cause of tooth decay and gum disease. Twice-yearly teeth cleanings are integral to your child's oral health, lowering the risk of dental problems and keeping your little one's smile clean and bright.

Dental Sealants: Dental sealants are protective coatings we apply to the chewing surfaces of your child's back teeth to smooth them and seal off any grooves and crevices. They significantly lower the risk of tooth decay. We typically apply the sealant material when the first set of permanent molars comes in, around ages 6-8, and when the second set emerges, around ages 11-13. We recommend dental sealants as a preventive measure for all our young patients to prevent cavities and maintain healthy smiles.

Fluoride Treatment: Fluoride, known as nature's cavity-fighter, is integral to the battle against tooth decay. Applying fluoride varnish to your little one's teeth strengthens the tooth enamel, making it more resistant to cavity-causing bacteria. Better yet, fluoride remineralizes the teeth, reversing early tooth decay.

Oral Hygiene at Home: Preventive care doesn't end at your pediatric dentist's office. Home oral hygiene is integral to maintaining healthy smiles. Encourage your little ones to brush and floss regularly and limit sugary or acidic foods and drinks. Our team at Birch Tree Pediatric Dentistry is happy to demonstrate how to care for your child's smile at home.

Preventive Dental Care Near Me in Queen Creek, AZ

Pediatric preventive dental care is an investment in your children's oral health. Caring for their smiles right from the start is a gift that can last for a lifetime. Our pediatric dentist at Birch Tree Pediatric Dentistry is dedicated to setting the stage for long-term healthy teeth and beautiful smiles.

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.

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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!