Children’s Dentistry – Goodyear, AZ
Helping Small Smiles Grow Up to Be Healthy
Your child’s smile is still developing, making it crucial for them to come in for routine dental visits to make sure that everything is healthy and growing in as it should be. Our team at Goodyear Family Dentistry is dedicated to not just providing children with the dental treatments they need to help keep their pearly whites cavity-free. We’re also focused on giving them a strong knowledge-base about how to properly take care of their smiles and maintain healthy teeth and gums into adulthood with complete children's dentistry in Goodyear, AZ.
Why Choose Goodyear Family Dentistry for Children’s Dentistry?
- Fun & Caring Dental Staff
- We Accept Dental Insurance
- We’re Happy to Care for Children of All Ages
Your Child’s First Visit
Your child’s first checkup and cleaning with us will mainly be focused on helping them feel comfortable in a dental office. Too many times have we seen children that were scared of the dentist because they didn’t have a patient, understanding professional in the past that would respect their boundaries. Our goal is to keep this from happening by learning more about them, educating them about their oral health, and building their trust. We’ll first examine their mouth and count their teeth. We’ll also collect dental X-rays if it’s necessary to see how many of their pearly whites are due to erupt. Finally, if your child is comfortable and will let us, we’ll clean any plaque and tartar accumulation in their mouth.
Cavities are one of the most common oral health problems among children because they’re still learning how to properly brush and floss their teeth at home. If they have deep grooves and pits in their molars that easily trap food debris and plaque, this can increase their risk of decay even more. We offer dental sealants, which are clear shields that we paint over the biting surface of their molars to make them easier to clean and less likely to collect harmful bacteria. The process is fast and pain-free. All we’ll do is brush the wet layer over their teeth, and when the substance cures, it will harden and create a shield-like protective covering.
Athletic Mouthguards /Sportsguards
If your child participates in local or school sports, whether they’re contact sports or not, there’s one piece of gear that they should always have on them—a protective mouthguard. Without it, they could be at-risk of needing an unexpected visit to the emergency dentist. At Goodyear Family Dentistry, we craft sportsguards that are customized to perfectly fit your child’s mouth, providing maximized protection and making them more comfortable than their store-bought counterparts.
Silver Diamine Fluoride
If your child comes to us with a cavity, we may suggest silver diamine fluoride treatment. This is a special liquid substance that we can apply to their decayed tooth to not only stop the cavity from progressing any further, but to also protect them from future cavity threats. The process is simple, painless, and can help keep your child’s oral health on the right track.
Has your child complained about a painful toothache that seemed to appear out of the blue? This is often a sign of an infection that has gained access to the inner-chamber of their tooth via a path carved out by an untreated cavity. When harmful oral bacteria gain access to the pulp of the tooth, which is housed deep beneath the enamel, they can attack and infect this sensitive cluster of nerves and soft tissues. We offer pulp therapy to help ease your child’s pain and preserve their tooth. During this treatment, we’ll remove the portion of infected pulp and seal their tooth back up. For added strength and protection, we’ll secure a customized dental crown over the top of it.