Your little one’s smile is one of the most joyous sights you’ve ever seen. In order to ensure their grin stays healthy and bright as they grow up, it’s important that they get the comprehensive dental care they need from an early age. Fortunately, Dr. Stevenson and Dr. Williams offer a gentle and compassionate approach to children’s dentistry in Anthem. Our team will help your son or daughter feel completely comfortable during their appointments. Call Anthem Dentistry today to start setting the foundation for a lifetime of healthy smiles!
Even if your little one doesn’t have any teeth yet, we encourage you to bring them in for their first visit soon after their first birthday. However, if their teeth start erupting before them, we recommend that you schedule an appointment with us right away. Teeth can begin to develop cavities as soon as they emerge, and we want to prevent that. During this visit, our goal is to make them feel comfortable as well as to educate you on how to care for their smiles in between appointments.
Exercise is wonderful for children, but we don’t want it to put their smiles at risk! If they participate in a high-contact sport, such as football, hockey, or basketball, they need to wear a mouthguard to protect their pearly whites from injury. Our office can create this durable yet comfortable plastic tray to perfectly fit over your child’s teeth, delivering significantly greater protection than over-the-counter options.
Also known as “nature’s cavity fighter,” fluoride strengthens tooth enamel, reducing the risk of cavities. Many people get plenty of fluoride through their oral care products and drinking water, but some younger patients could benefit from an extra application. We can quickly and painlessly paint a topical silver diamine fluoride gel onto your child’s teeth during their checkup. It should keep their teeth strong and cavity-free until their next visit!
The back teeth, or molars, contain grooves into which food particles can get stuck and attract cavity-causing bacteria. Sometimes, younger patients have a hard time reaching to clean these teeth. We can help prevent decay in these teeth with dental sealants. By applying a thin layer of composite resin to your child’s molars, the grooves are sealed from bacteria. This protection can last for up to a decade!
We believe that dentistry for kids in Anthem should include all children, including those with special needs. If your young one has mental or physical impairments that make dental care difficult, our team is happy and well-qualified to help. We care about ensuring your child’s comfort, which is why we highly suggest letting us know about their condition ahead of time so we can prepare the ideal accommodations for them.
Does your child have bad habits, like thumb-sucking? While habits like these are a normal part of their development, they can damage your little one’s future smile if they persist past a certain age. If they continue to suck their thumb past the age of four, our team can help your child break this habit before it negatively impacts their budding smile.
When a tooth suffers from extensive damage, it’s more vulnerable to bacteria that can cause an infection. With pulp therapy, our dentists can not only alleviate your child’s discomfort, but save the tooth from potentially having to be extracted too early. Whether it’s a baby tooth or a permanent one that needs care, we’ll make sure your son or daughter is prepared and comfortable for their treatment so they can enjoy a healthy smile again.