Pediatric Dentistry

Pediatric Dentistry

Pediatric Dentistry services offered in Scottsdale, AZ

Good oral health begins at a young age. Leila Shahbazi, DMD, MPH, and her dedicated dental team at Pure Smiles in Scottsdale, Arizona, provide expert pediatric dentistry, focusing on children’s unique oral health needs. They provide a welcoming environment to ensure your child starts their dental journey with comfort and ease. To make an appointment for your child, call or book online today.

What is pediatric dentistry?

Pediatric dentistry is a specialized branch of oral health care that focuses on providing dental care and treatment for infants, children, and adolescents. 

If you're a parent, you'll find that Dr. Shahbazi and the team at Pure Smiles have the expertise to address the unique oral health needs of your child, ensuring their dental development and hygiene are well-managed from a young age.

When should my child have their first pediatric dentistry appointment?

The Pure Smiles team recommends that your child has their first appointment right after age three. Their initial visit is usually short and involves very little treatment. It also sets the foundation for your child's oral health journey.

What issues does pediatric dentistry address?

Pediatric dentistry addresses a range of issues, such as:

Tooth decay

Pure Smiles helps prevent, diagnose, and treat tooth decay in children. The team educates you and your child about proper oral hygiene techniques and the importance of a healthy diet.

Growth and development

The team monitors the growth and development of your child's teeth, jaws, and facial structures. They can identify issues like misalignment or overcrowding early on and recommend appropriate interventions.

Preventive care

Preventive measures, such as dental cleanings, fluoride treatments, and dental sealants, help protect your child's teeth from decay and promote optimal oral health.

Emergency care

In case of dental emergencies like knocked-out teeth or fractures, Dr. Shahbazi and the team are equipped to provide immediate and appropriate care to minimize potential long-term consequences.

How can I prepare my child for their first pediatric dentistry visit?

To prepare your child for their first pediatric dentistry visit, consider these steps:

Maintain a positive attitude

Children often pick up on the emotions of their parents, so if you approach the visit with enthusiasm, your child is more likely to feel at ease.

Play pretend

Role-playing with your child can help them become familiar with the dental office setting. Pretend to be the dentist and count their teeth to make it a fun game.

Read books

There are numerous children's books about going to the dentist. Reading these books together can help normalize the experience.

Offer rewards

Promise a small reward for good behavior during the visit. This positive reinforcement can motivate your child and make the experience more enjoyable.

Call or book online today to schedule your child’s pediatric dentistry visit.

We offer treatment for cosmetic dentistry, general dentistry, and holistic dentistry. Call us to book your appointment today.