Children’s Dentistry – Queen Creek, AZ • Gilbert, AZ
Dentistry with a Father’s Care
As a father of two young children, Dr. Jafari knows just how important early-age dental care is, and he’s happy to invite your children to Queen Creek Complete Dental so your favorite smile(s) can stay happy and healthy throughout the years. Here, your child will feel right at home as we protect them from decay and work to instill positive habits they’ll benefit from for the rest of their lives. We’re able to treat children of all ages, so whether your loved one has just gotten their first tooth or is already thinking about college, give us a call to schedule their next appointment!
Why Choose Queen Creek Complete Dental for Children’s Dentistry?
- We’re Parents, Too!
- All Procedures Performed with a Gentle Touch
- Flexible Payment Options Make Family Care Affordable
Children’s Dental Checkups & Cleanings
Regular preventive dental visits at least twice a year are important for everyone, but especially children. Their enamel doesn’t fully harden until age 14, and they aren’t exactly the best brushers in the world early on, both of which make little ones extremely vulnerable to cavities! Thankfully, with checkups and cleanings, we can often stop cavities before they ever form and show your child the best ways to look after their teeth between appointments. Between your effort and ours, we can increase their chances of only needing minimal care throughout the years.
Athletic Mouthguards/ Sportsguards
Sports are fantastic for children. It gets them moving, makes them go outside, and shows them how important teamwork is. Unfortunately, any sport also brings with it the risk of dental injury, like a broken or knocked out tooth. However, by having them wear a mouthguard. Dr. Jafari can provide your future star athlete with a custom-made appliance that is specially-shaped to their unique mouth. This will make it fit more comfortably and provide higher-level protection compared to any store bought appliance.
Dental sealants provide extra protection for a child’s molars, which are the most likely to develop cavities due to their location and grooved surfaces that easily trap plaque and food particles. A clear, plastic-based substance is applied directly to the enamel, essentially creating an invisible barrier against decay-causing agents. A child can get sealants placed at the end of their regular checkup in just a few minutes, but they can easily last for over 10 years.
Special Needs Dentistry
If you have a child with mental, physical, behavioral, or sensory special needs, then you don’t need us to tell you that dental care, whether at home or in the office, can be challenging. What we can tell you is that your child is more than welcome here at Queen Creek Complete Dental and that we have plenty of experience with special smiles. We go above and beyond to provide appointments that are comfortable and stress-free for the both of you. Just give us a call, and we’ll happily make the necessary accommodations.
Frenectomies/Lip & Tongue-Tie
Both the lips and the tongue are connected to a small band of tissue called a frenulum, and for many children, this tissue can be so short or thick that it prevents the mouth from functioning properly. This can inhibit speaking, eating, and even make it difficult for some children to breathe. Fortunately, with just a few minutes and a Solea laser, Dr. Jafari can painlessly snip or loosen a frenulum to restore a child’s oral health. This procedure is so gentle that even the youngest patients often don't need anesthetic.
Do you have a child who will just not stop sucking their thumb? Are you concerned this habit will interfere with their incoming teeth? Unfortunately, you’re right to worry, as thumb sucking past the age of four can lead to severe misalignments and even affect the development of the jaw. If you need a little help getting your child to stop, you’re far from alone, and our team is happy to offer you strategies we’ve successfully used with countless children that will make the process as headache-free as possible.
If your child is dealing with a terrible toothache, or if they’ve been in an accident and one of their teeth is starting to darken, then pulp therapy might be necessary. Both of the aforementioned problems can occur because the delicate nerve tissue within the tooth (called the dental pulp) has become infected or damaged. Pulp therapy allows Dr. Jafari to remove the injured pulp, stop any pain, and restore the tooth. He always strives to leave any healthy pulp in place so a child’s tooth will continue to function like normal.