Kids' Dentistry in Tempe, AZ
At Cereus Dental Care, the health and development of your child's smile are our top priorities. Our goals are to help children establish a strong foundation for a lifetime of great oral health and healthy, beautiful smiles!
When proper oral healthcare, including routine dental checkups, start at an early age, our Tempe, AZ office can closely monitor the development and health of your child's smile as they grow. It's essential to keep in mind that preventive care and timely treatment for any emerging dental issues not only helps to ensure ongoing oral health but also supports overall well-being, and contributes to a positive self-image.
You can rest assured that your child's smile is in the best of hands at our office! Cereus Dental Care provides gentle and precise care in an environment that's comfortable, warm, and engaging. Whether it's your little one's first trip to the dentist, a routine visit, treatment for a dental emergency, or more, our friendly team is well-equipped to provide the gentle care they need.
Caring For Your Infant's Smile
Even before your child is born, your little one's first set of teeth is already forming. By the time your baby is a year old, some of the front teeth will have already emerged into place. For this reason, it's essential to establish an oral care routine at an early age. As per the recommendations of the American Dental Association and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, parents are encouraged to have their baby see the dentist around the time of their first birthday.
As your child continues to grow, our Tempe dental team follows the oral health guidelines established by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentists (AAPD) advising children to be seen for checkups every 6 months. If our team discovers multiple cavities or early orthodontic concerns, we may suggest more frequent appointments.
Your Child's First Dental Visit
During your child's first dental visit, Dr. Daniel J. Lyu, DDS FAGD and his kid-friendly staff will do everything they can to make our youngest patients feel right at home. Our team will take plenty of comfortable x-rays, images, and other photos to get a clear idea of your child's current health.
We emphasize oral health education by providing easy-to-understand explanations designed to help kids keep their teeth and gums healthy in between appointments.
Preventive Exams for Kids
At Cereus Dental Care, we take a proactive approach and emphasize the importance of dental prevention as the key to good oral health. We'll provide you and your child with the resources and tools needed to establish an effective brushing and flossing routine early on, along with offer nutritional guidance and advice on potentially harmful oral habits.
Our entire team strives to make each visit with your child a positive, informative, and beneficial experience!
Our skilled providers understand all aspects of dental development and are sensitive to the unique needs of children. At each periodic exam, a member of our professional team will review your child's medical and dental history and then perform a thorough clinical assessment of the teeth, gums, jaws, and the surrounding oral tissues. We'll also check your child's bite, jaw alignment, and function.
Because it's vital to examine what's going on below the surface, we'll take digital radiographs as needed, to check for the presence of any cavities, or infection and to evaluate the position of your child's developing teeth and the health of jaw bone. We'll also perform a professional dental cleaning to eliminate any plaque or debris that has accumulated between the teeth or in hard to reach places.
Tooth Extractions For Kids
We may recommend a gentle tooth extraction to children suffering from decay or those who are experiencing crowding. Tooth extractions can ensure their total body health as your child grows.
Is your teen experiencing pain in the back of their mouth? Ask about about preventive wisdom tooth extractions. Our dentist even removes impacted wisdom teeth!
Your Child's Next Dentist Appointment
is it time for your child's next dentist appointment? Our team promotes healthy smiles for all ages! To schedule your child's next visit with our friendly dental team, call us at Cereus Dental Care today.