Children need regular dental care and checkups to ensure their teeth emerge correctly and they learn proper hygiene habits for lifelong dental health. At his practice in Tucson, Arizona, Saeid Badie, DDS, offers expert pedodontics services for infants, children, and adolescents. Dr. Badie has a friendly and compassionate chairside manner that helps children feel comfortable and confident while under his care. Call or make an appointment online today.
Pedodontics is often referred to as pediatric dentistry — dental care for infants, children, and adolescents. Children need specialized dental care from experts who have a comprehensive understanding of childhood oral and dental development.
Pediatric dentists also have special training that helps them communicate with children and help them feel confident while receiving dental care.
Dr. Badie and his team offer friendly and gentle care for children. They answer questions and explain what they’re doing in a way your child can understand. Dr. Badie and his team want your child to have excellent dental health and grow up without a fear of the dentist.
You should make your child’s first dental appointment around the time their first tooth emerges, which is usually around their first birthday. Ideally, you should take your child to the dentist every six months.
These frequent appointments allow Dr. Badie to monitor their dental development as well as any plaque build up or early signs of tooth decay. Like adults, children’s dental problems aren’t always visible to the naked eye, and even with the best at-home care, bacteria and plaque can accumulate and lead to cavities.
Additionally, routine dental appointments allow your child to get used to the dentist and become comfortable with dental exams and cleanings. Dr. Badie and his team of hygienists can help teach your child about proper dental care and why brushing and flossing are so important.
While children need preventive dental treatments, they also benefit from professional monitoring of their dental development.
Dr. Badie can diagnose potential orthodontic issues early, which can help you plan for treatment. For example, he can let you know if your child’s palate is expanding as expected or if their X-rays indicate that their teeth will emerge in the correct positions.
Dr. Badie also offers support to you to help your child give up pacifiers or thumb or finger sucking, which can interfere with their oral development. He also offers treatments including fluoride and sealants to help prevent tooth decay.
If you’re looking for a family dentist in Tucson who is gentle and friendly to children, call Dr. Badie or make an appointment online today.