Children's Dentistry in Tucson, AZ
When it’s time to find a dentist for your children, you want to know that you’re putting their needs into the hands of caring professionals you know and trust. We understand that every child reacts differently, and our goal is to learn what it is that your child needs to feel safe and secure. In fact, our team is so good at it that we actually make dentistry fun!
Friendly, Compassionate Professionals
Visits to the dentist can be intimidating for adults, so you can imagine how a young child must feel when visiting a dental office for the first time. A strange new setting, unfamiliar faces, and lots of weird equipment can be pretty overwhelming!
It's extremely important to us that you and your son or daughter become comfortable with us. Many adults who have dental anxiety had a negative experience as a child. Our goal is to start your child off slowly so they get comfortable with us. Our entire team gets a lot of satisfaction from helping kids start off with a positive view of dentistry.
Your Child’s First Visit
We like to start seeing children when all their baby teeth are in, but no later than age one. Your child's first visit is exciting, but you may be concerned about how your child will react and whether or not they'll be receptive to us.
You probably have lots of questions about their dental care, but most importantly, you just want to make sure that the first visit is a positive experience.
Dr. Michael Allen loves working with kids, so there’s one worry out of your way! We will never push a child who’s not ready. We’ll always pace your child’s treatments according to their comfort level, working toward the point where they trust us enough to let us perform treatments like cleanings.
These first few “Happy Visits” are meant to be fun and stress-free, so we turn it into an adventure for them by counting their teeth, taking pictures, and giving them a ride in the dental chair. Depending on his or her age, we’ll show them how to brush their teeth.
We’ll perform a brief exam and take panoramic x-rays that don’t require a film. All children under the age of three who are patients of record receive a complimentary Happy Visit as part of their dental care.
As a parent, you already know how effective distraction is. Our waiting area is equipped with video games and iPads, and there are cartoons playing on monitors over the dental chair in the treatment rooms. We even have blankets and pillows to keep your child comfy, and they’ll get to choose a toy when their appointment is finished.
Prompt Care When Your Child Needs It Most
Our entire team would love to welcome you and your child to our Tucson dental family. Please contact our office, and we’ll be happy to arrange a convenient appointment for you and your child to stop by for a visit and meet our team.