(928) 641-4000
919 12th Place Suite 7 Prescott, AZ 86305

Dentistry for Children in Prescott

At Horizon Dental of Prescott Dental Kids Zone, we make dental care an enjoyable and positive experience for children of all ages. As a dental office that prioritizes the oral health of our little patients, we believe in fostering healthy habits from an early age.

We’re here to help ensure your child’s dental journey is a positive experience, filled with confidence and comfort in their oral health and brilliant smiles! Contact us today to begin your little one’s journey!  (928) 641-4000

We create a Positive Dental Experience for Children

As parents, we want the best for our children, and that includes ensuring their oral health is taken care of from an early age. At our Prescott dental office, we understand the importance of creating a positive and enjoyable dental experience for kids. Our team works hard to make dental visits fun and stress-free for children. From the moment they step into our “Dental Kids Zone,” we aim to build trust, alleviate any fears, and teach them the importance of maintaining a healthy smile.

We’ve Developed a fun and Educational Approach

Our Dental Kids Zone is designed with children in mind. From vibrant and cheerful decor to kid-sized dental chairs, we’ve created a space where children feel comfortable and at ease. We have a dedicated team of friendly and caring dental professionals who are experienced in working with kids. Their approach is gentle, patient, and understanding, ensuring that your child’s dental visit is a positive and enjoyable one. We believe that creating a warm and inviting atmosphere sets the foundation for building lifelong trust and comfort with dental professionals.

Dental education should be engaging and interactive, during each visit, Dr. [Doctor_Name] or one of our awesome hygienists takes the time to teach children about proper brushing and flossing techniques in a fun and cheerful manner that encourages children to really engage with us. We use age-appropriate language to explain the importance of oral hygiene and its impact on their overall health. 

We empower kids to take charge of their dental care and develop a positive attitude towards oral health.

Preventive dental care is key to maintaining healthy smiles for kids. Regular check-ups and cleanings play a vital role in preventing dental issues and catching any concerns early on. Our dental team is committed to closely monitoring the dental development of your child and addressing any potential concerns quickly. We offer dental sealants and fluoride treatments to provide an extra layer of protection for their growing teeth.

Accidents happen, especially with active and playful kids. Our Dental Kids Zone is prepared to handle dental emergencies promptly and effectively. From dental trauma to toothaches, our team is equipped to provide immediate care and comfort for your child during such situations.

Addressing Misconceptions About Kid’s Oral Health

Misconception 1: Baby Teeth Don’t Matter Because They Fall Out Anyway

One common misconception is that baby teeth don’t require much attention because they will eventually fall out to make way for permanent teeth. This belief is far from the truth baby teeth play a crucial role in a child’s overall oral health and development. They help with proper speech development, enable children to chew their food effectively, and guide the correct positioning of permanent teeth. If baby teeth are neglected and develop cavities or other issues, it can lead to pain, infection, and potential complications for the incoming permanent teeth. It’s essential to start oral care early, even before baby teeth emerge, and continue regular dental visits to ensure a healthy foundation for a child’s growing smile.

Misconception 2: Brushing Harder Means Cleaner Teeth

Some children and adults believe that brushing their teeth with more force will result in cleaner and healthier teeth. Brushing too hard can actually do more harm than good, aggressive brushing can lead to enamel erosion, gum recession, and tooth sensitivity this makes teeth more susceptible to cavities and other dental problems. Instead, it’s recommended to brush with a soft-bristled toothbrush using gentle circular motions. This technique effectively removes plaque and debris without causing damage to the teeth and gums. Remember to floss daily and visit your dentist regularly for professional cleanings and check-ups to maintain optimal oral health.

We’re excited to welcome your child to our Dental Kids Zone here at our Prescott office and provide them with the best dental care in a warm and child-friendly environment. 

Call us today at (928) 641-4000 to schedule a consultation and set your child on the path to a lifetime of healthy smiles. Remember, great oral health habits start early, and we’re here to make it a fun and positive experience!

Frequently Asked Questions

It’s recommended to schedule your child’s first dental visit by their first birthday or within six months of their first tooth eruption.

Children should visit the dentist every six months for regular check-ups and cleanings, just like adults.

Yes, baby teeth are essential as they help with speech development, chewing, and guide the eruption of permanent teeth. Proper dental care is crucial to maintain their health.

Dental sealants are protective coatings applied to the chewing surfaces of molars to prevent cavities. They are a good option for children who are prone to tooth decay.

Encourage your child to brush twice a day for two minutes and floss daily. Be a role model and make oral care routines fun and enjoyable.

Yes, dental X-rays are safe for children. The radiation exposure is minimal, and dentists take necessary precautions to protect your child.

Dental anxiety is common among children.
Our friendly and gentle approach helps children feel comfortable and relaxed during their visits.

Feel free to call our office for any special cases, or if you’re interested in our office sedation options. 

Yes, your child can participate in sports while wearing braces or dental implants. We recommend using a mouthguard to protect their teeth.

Limit sugary snacks and drinks, encourage a balanced diet, and ensure regular dental check-ups and cleanings. Floss! 

Stay calm and contact our dental office immediately. We are equipped to handle dental emergencies and provide prompt care for your child. 

Thumb-sucking is common in young children and usually harmless. If the habit persists after the age of 4 or starts affecting their oral development, we can provide guidance to address it.

Space maintainers are dental devices used to preserve space for permanent teeth when a baby tooth is lost prematurely. They are essential to prevent orthodontic problems in the future.

What Do Our Patient Say?

This has been a great experience for us with our first child’s braces. The team is organized, thorough, friendly, and professional. All of our appointments are on-time and efficient. We have seen great results so far in our son’s teeth.

Kayla B.

This is our second child to have gotten braces from -Orthodontics in Provo. We love going to them! We have one more child to get braces and we will definitely be coming back to this office! Dr. -- does a fantastic job.

Brian Z.

This has been a great experience for us with our first child’s braces. The team is organized, thorough, friendly, and professional. All of our appointments are on-time and efficient. We have seen great results so far in our son’s teeth.

Tim H.

BOOKING HOURS

M CLOSED | Tu 9-4 | Wed 8-4 | Th 8-4 | Fr CLOSED

We are OPEN for ALL dental care procedures and emergency needs. Protecting the health and safety of our patients, families, and team members remains our number one priority.

In-house Discount Plan*

$119.95/yr/individual & $179.95/yr/family with discounts of 20%-30% off all services.

*Sign up in office, requires upfront payment to qualify for discounts.

$19.95 Exam and X-Rays^

For New Patients without insurance we offer a great rate on your first Exam & set of X-Rays.

^For New Patients that do not have dental insurance. New patients must be 18 or older to receive this discount. Discounts cannot be combined with other offers or dental discount plans. Additional fees may be included in individual cases.

$500 off Orthodontics^^

For New Patients without insurance we offer a great rate on your first Exam & set of X-Rays.

^^For new patients without dental insurance. Once per patient.

Horizon Dental of Prescott

Hours

M CLOSED | Tu 9-4 | Wed 8-4 | Th 8-4 | Fr CLOSED

Contact

919 12th Place Suite 7

Prescott, AZ 86305

(928) 641-4000

precott@horizondds.com

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