Phoenix Pediatric Dentist
Dr. Tryphose Charles is your Phoenix Pediatric Dentist. She has been treating children for over 26 years now so she knows how to provide your little ones with a gentle dental experience along with an emphasis on prevention.
Parents are in great hands with Dr. Charles too because she provides dentistry for the entire family. Not only do parents appreciate Dr. Charles’s gentle touch but they also like the convenience aspect and here’s why:
- All services provided under one roof for both children and adults
- Accepts same-day emergency appointments for both existing and new patients
- Open seven days a week (all day on Saturdays and Sundays) and from 1 PM to 9 PM Wednesday nights
- Advanced technology like same-day crowns which means less trips to the dentist
- Orthodontics for both teens and adults
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Introduce Your Child To Dentistry Early and In Small Phases
Establish a good relationship between your child and a dentist as early as one years of age or after the first tooth erupts in the mouth.
Learn why Dr. Charles encourages you to establish a good relationship with her and what to expect during your child’s first dental visit with this Phoenix Pediatric Dentist:
- Establish the relationship between your child, Dr. Charles, our dental staff and our dental office at an early age to reduce anxiety.
- Your child should be shown some of the dental tools used in the mouth in addition to introducing some of the dental terminology to take away any fears.
- Dr. Charles can do a quick examination to see if there is any tooth decay. She can also check your child’s jaw and bite as well as the gums to see if there may be bottle caries present. Additionally, Dr. Charles will want to rule out frenum issues that could restrict the movement of the tongue. Click here to learn about frenectomy surgery. Or, there may be other problems that could affect speech patterns or teeth that you will want to know about.
- This is a good time to learn from Dr. Charles about good oral hygiene for your child. Be proactive about your child’s oral health care and bring a list of questions.
Once we have seen your child the first time, we recommend ongoing visits every six months. However, if you notice symptoms such as teeth grinding, mouth breathing or a lisp, bring your child in so Dr. Charles can correct these issues.
During each visit we will gradually increase treatment for your child. We may brush the teeth with polishing paste and count each tooth. And then on the third visit, we may give your child a fluoride treatment. If at any time we notice that there is anxiety, we will ask you to hold your child while Dr. Charles looks inside the mouth. Adversely, if your child seems comfortable, we will ask that you take a step just outside the room to allow your little one to get to know all of us.
If you allow us to build your child’s trust and confidence in gradual steps, we should be able to provide a complete dental visit at age three.
At age five, we will introduce x-ray procedures, as long as we know your child is ready and has had a good experience throughout each phase.
How Long Should Children See a Pediatric Dentist
Children should continue seeing a pediatric dentist until the age of 18 since teeth continue to change from adolescents to adults. And, since Dr. Charles who is a Phoenix Pediatric Dentist and a General Dentist, she can treat adults too. This means your kids can continue under her care as they become adults. This is great because it can be tough to change to a new dentist once you find one who is as talented as Dr. Charles. It’s also difficult for most patients to switch to a new doctor after they’ve established a relationship that is based on comfort and trust.
Preventive Dental Care for Children
We can’t stress enough how important it is to bring your children in for routine dental cleanings. These are done by one of our hygienists every six months and a total of twice per year. The best defense against cavities forming is to remove remaining food particles and any accumulation of bacteria and plaque around the teeth. If the bacteria is not removed from the teeth, your children will be at risk of getting dental caries (tooth decay/cavities). Further, if any accumulated plaque is not removed around the teeth your children can be at risk for gum disease.
Healthy At Home Choices for Healthy Teeth and Gums
Now that we’ve discussed how we can help care for your children, there are preventative measures you can take by watching your children’s eating habits.
- Eliminate snacking on sugary treats and high carbohydrate foods throughout the day. These foods fuel the bacteria in plaque and this causes tooth decay and cavities.
- Get your children into the habit of drinking water or non-fat milk instead of sugary sodas and juices.
- Introduce healthier snacks that your children can eat between meals like fresh fruits, raw vegetables, cheese sticks or nuts and seeds.
- Don’t pacify your children with food when they get bored. Help them find other activities besides eating.
- And don’t forget to make your kids brush their teeth using fluoride toothpaste after snacks and meals.
Teach your children these healthy habits early. They will thank you for it later in life.
Why Sugar Is Bad for Teeth
Table sugar (sucrose) and corn sweeteners (fructose), along with starchy foods that can break down into sugars upon entering the mouth are bad because they attack your teeth. The invisible germs called bacteria naturally live in your mouth at all times. Plaque which is a sticky substance also has a presence on the surface of your teeth. When sugar is put into your mouth, the bacteria in the plaque loves to eat the sweet stuff and converts it into acids that then dissolve your tooth enamel. This is how tooth decay/cavities begin. Simply put, eliminate the sugar and the bacteria isn’t able to produce the acid which eats the enamel.
Dentistry Made Convenient, Comfortable and Affordable
At Paradise Ridge Dentistry we do all we can to make dentistry comfortable, convenient and affordable for your entire family.
We are a family-owned and operated practice that believes in offering the best dental care in the Valley to both children and adults. As you step inside our office we offer kids their very own enclosed waiting area where they can watch their favorite TV shows while they briefly wait for their appointment. Parents and kids are invited to enjoy fresh green apples (nature’s toothbrush), water, tea and coffee (for adults) while they wait.
As you are welcomed to come in for your dental visit, we’ll offer you headphones to watch your favorite Netflix shows or we’ll play your favorite music. This is to help you get your mind off of things and relax so we can take care of you.
Our office hours are so convenient since we are open seven days a week and weekends and night. This means parents never have to take time off work and kids never have to miss school to come see us.
Another way we make dentistry convenient and affordable for your whole family is that we offer every service for your entire family under the same roof. Dr. Tryphose Charles is our Phoenix Pediatric Dentist as well as providing orthodontic treatment for teens and adults and General and Cosmetic Dentistry for all ages. Dr. David Kloss provides General and Cosmetic Dentistry but his specialties are same-day and porcelain veneers using a CEREC machine and dental implants. Dr. Erik Unger is a Board-certified Periodontist who specializes in treating periodontal gum disease, dental implant procedures and he is board certified in IV sedation. By providing all services in-house we are able to save you and your family time and money since you don’t need to be referred out to a specialist that will charge more for services.
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