Our Pediatric Dental Services
At Desert Kids Dentistry we offer a number of services to help ensure the dental health of your child. If your little one has difficulty with dental procedures we offer nitrous oxide (laughing gas) and oral sedation.
We strive for nothing but the best care for your child.
We want to help make your child’s appointment as comfortable as possible by offering the following services.
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The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends a child’s first visit to the dentist be by age one. By seeing the dentist early in life, we can work to make their dental visit a positive and pleasant experience. Seeing the dentist at a young age also allows us to help teach parents and children strategies to help prevent cavities and have good oral health.
The amount of radiation given off by a dental x-ray is minimal. At Desert Kids Dentistry we use digital sensors that are more responsive than film so that less radiation is required to produce the digital image. The amount of radiation experienced at the dentist at one visit is often less than the natural radiation of one day or about the same as you would encounter on a 2 hour flight.
Children often sense a parents fear and anxiety, and mirror those feelings. If you as parent have a fear of the dentist, be mindful of what you say around your children because it can create unnecessary fear and anxiety. Try not to use words like “scary”, “hurt”, “pain”, “shots”, “needle”, and “drill”. We will explain the process to the child by using words that are more pleasant and non-scary.
Sealants are a plastic material that is placed in the pits and fissures of the chewing surfaces of your teeth, particularly the molars at the back because toothbrushes can’t reach all the way into the grooves to clean well. Dental Sealants are especially good for children who have a hard time brushing hard to reach spots. Sealants can last up to 10 years but they need to be checked at regular dental check-ups to make sure they are not chipped or worn away.