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December 10, 2018

Why It Is Important to Save a Decayed or Injured Tooth

How cute are the little pearly whites that start appearing in your child’s mouth at around six to nine months! Before you know it, though, they’ll be gone. The last baby teeth usually fall out on average around 12 years old. So if you hear that your child needs a root canal or an involved […]

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November 19, 2018

Early Intervention Orthodontics

Have you been wondering if your child is in need of orthodontic treatment? The American Association of Orthodontics (AAO) recommends that children receive orthodontic screenings by age 7. The reason is that permanent teeth generally begin to appear around the ages of 6 or 7. During that time, the bones are still growing, making it […]

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October 15, 2018

Why Choose a Pediatric Dentist over a General Dentist

A trip to your child’s dentist needs to be a happy and positive experience. There are many reasons you should consider choosing a pediatric dentist to care for your child’s dental needs rather than a general dentist. While general dentists are geared toward treating adults, pediatric dentists focus on treating babies and children. The ultimate […]

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September 10, 2018

The Language of Children

Dr. Patel and his caring team at Jet Set Smiles Pediatric Dentistry are aware that children in pain often experience anxiety and have a hard time explaining what hurts. We are highly trained and experienced in effective communication with children to understand their needs and always use positive, soothing language. We strive to ensure that […]

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July 9, 2018

Are Baby Teeth Really That Important to My Child?

Primary or baby teeth stay in your child’s mouth for just a few years, so why would they be important? Many parents don’t realize the role baby teeth play in children’s oral health and overall development. Caring for them will ensure your child enjoys a lifetime of healthy, happy smiles.   Why Are Baby Teeth […]

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June 1, 2018

What Should I Do If My Child Has a Toothache?

Toothaches in children can cause distress for both you and your child. It is so hard to see your little one experience pain and discomfort. Toothaches may result from cavities or breakage, or something as simple as a piece of food wedged between teeth. So, what should you do if your child has a toothache? […]

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May 21, 2018

How Can Parents Help Prevent Tooth Decay?

Did you know that tooth decay is the most prevalent childhood dental disease? Preventing children from developing tooth decay is key to a lifetime of dental health. There are simple practices you can do as a parent to protect your child’s teeth from tooth decay and the dental problems that it can cause.   Importance […]

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April 5, 2018

When Should Your Child Begin Using Toothpaste and How Much Should They Use?

It is such an exciting moment to see your baby’s first teeth arrive. Did you know that once you see those tiny little pearly whites, it is time to start dental care? Starting caring for your child’s teeth at an early age will ensure they enjoy a healthy smile for years to come!   Why […]

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Temporary Treatment with Silver Diamine Fluoride

  Did you know that we now offer temporary treatments for your child’s cavities? Silver diamine fluoride is a noninvasive solution for your child’s tooth decay. Imagine stopping cavities in their tracks without any drilling or discomfort! At your child’s twice-yearly dental cleaning, our pediatric dentists at Jet Set Smiles Pediatric Dentistry in North Phoenix […]

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