Preventative Care


Ensure Your Child's Dental Health With Our Team

Preventative care is key to winning the fight against cavities. Total Kids Dental offers preventative care in Phoenix for children of all ages, starting with infants and toddlers. Our office is friendly, clean, and equipped with state-of-the-art technology to provide quality care for children to prevent and treat dental health problems.

Contact our office at (602) 610-0338 to set up an appointment for our Phoenix preventative dentistry services. 

Recommended Dental Check-Ups for Kids 

It is recommended that children visit the dentist at least twice a year. Preventative dental care is the first step in keeping your child's smile healthy.

Tooth decay is the most common chronic health problem in children. According to the CDC, more than 40% of children experience tooth decay by the age of five. A combination of good oral hygiene at home and regular visits to the pediatric dentist for preventative care are the best ways to avoid tooth decay and dental disease.

Tooth decay causes pain and can interfere with a child’s ability to eat and speak normally. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Dental Association recommend starting routine preventative care when a child gets his or her first teeth or by the first birthday. Starting young and sticking with good dental care and oral hygiene can help your child remain cavity free.

Comprehensive Pediatric Dental Services

During visits for preventative care in Phoenix, we focus on making kids feel comfortable in our office and caring for their teeth. We will examine your child’s teeth to check for signs of dental problems and recommend treatments to prevent decay, such as sealants or fluoride treatments.

We offer routine preventative care with services that include:

  • Dental exams
  • X-rays
  • Cleaning
  • Fluoride
  • Sealants
  • Fillings
  • Mouthguards

Despite everyone’s best efforts, dental problems can arise at any age. Should your child ever need dental treatments, we offer a wide variety of treatments for restoring a healthy smile and preventing further problems. Our modern office is equipped with advanced technology to deliver the highest standard of quality care for our young patients.

Home Dental Care Tips For Families

In addition to providing preventative care in Phoenix, we can provide tips for things you can do at home to keep your child’s teeth healthy. Regular brushing and flossing are important for children and adults. When your child is an infant, you can use a soft, wet washcloth to clean the teeth and gums. For toddlers, use a tiny smear of toothpaste on a soft toothbrush and a pea sized amount for kids over three. You will have to monitor your child and help with brushing and flossing until at least six years old.

A healthy, nutritious diet is important for good dental health and overall health. Avoid sugary foods and drinks and limit juice to no more than a cup a day to help reduce the risk of developing cavities. Baby bottles used for naps and at night should have nothing other than water. We can advise you about good home care, addressing habits like thumb sucking, and any other concerns.

The Lifelong Benefits of Preventative Dental Care

Preventative pediatric dental care is paramount for a child's oral health. Regular check-ups and cleanings detect issues early, preventing more extensive and costly interventions. Fluoride treatments and sealants protect against cavities, ensuring strong, healthy teeth. Educating parents and children on proper oral hygiene instills lifelong habits, reducing the risk of decay. Early identification of orthodontic concerns allows for timely intervention. Additionally, preventive care supports overall well-being, as dental health is linked to systemic health. By prioritizing preventative measures, pediatric dental care not only safeguards a child's smile but also contributes to their overall health and confidence.  

Frequently Asked Questions

When should my child have their first dental visit?

Your child should have their initial dental visit by their first birthday or within six months of their first tooth erupting. Early dental visits help establish a positive relationship with the dentist and allow us to monitor your child's oral health from the start.

How can I help my child overcome fear or anxiety about visiting the dentist?

It's natural for children to feel anxious about visiting the dentist. To help alleviate their fears, consider bringing them to the dental office for a "meet and greet" before their appointment. Additionally, reading children's books about dental visits can help familiarize them with the experience in a positive way.

When you are ready to schedule regular Phoenix preventative dental care for your child, please call (602) 610-0338 for an appointment

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Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM  

Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM  

Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM  

Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM  

Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM  

Saturday: 9 AM - 3 PM

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