Patient Info

APDO pediatric dentists Dr. Danielle Goldstein and Dr. Tal Masserman caring for an infant patient’s teeth

The pediatric dentists at Affiliated Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics in Scottsdale, Arizona are here to make your child's oral health a priority. Our dentists receive two to three extra years of training in the unique needs of infants, children, and adolescents. So not only do they provide the best dental care, they do it in a way that is sensitive to the needs of your child. Our office is friendly, fun and welcoming to all children. We work with families to provide the best dental care for your child as well as to educate you on the best ways to care for your child's mouth at home. Together we can keep your little one's smile healthy and happy!

What to Expect

If it is your child's first visit to the dentist they (or you!) might feel a little nervous. Here at APDO, we strive to make their first visit as comfortable and fun as possible. From our welcoming waiting room to our friendly staff we are ready for your little one. It is our goal to form a good relationship with your child and set them on the path to a lifetime of healthy teeth.  

We recommend that children come in for their first check-up within six weeks of getting their first tooth or by their first birthday. Our pediatric dentists will review with you good oral hygiene practices to continue at home with your child as well as perform an oral screening. For more information on what to expect at your first visit and tips on how to prepare your child, check out our first visit information page. 

Developing Good Oral Habits

Practicing good oral hygiene at home is equally as important as the services we provide here at APDO. Our pediatric dentists and staff are only part of the team that will keep your child's mouth healthy. You are the other half of that team. Proper brushing and flossing are key to good oral health. We recommend that an adult help the child brush until they are about 8 years old to ensure they are getting a thorough cleaning. Check out our tips for maintaining good oral hygiene at home. 

Is it an Emergency?

Children are active! They are running, playing sports, being silly and with all that fun comes the risk of injury. While many injuries can be dealt with at home there are some that need emergency attention. The top 8 dental emergencies we hear about are:

  • A knocked-out permanent tooth

  • Broken tooth

  • A possible broken jaw

  • Toothache

  • Bleeding after losing a baby tooth

  • Cut or bitten tongue, lip or cheek

  • Cold or canker sores

  • Broken braces or wires

Some of these conditions we can help you with at our offices while others require more immediate medical attention in the emergency room. Please check out our emergency information page for how to handle these issues. 

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Contact us today to schedule your child's checkup and let our experienced and dedicated staff keep your child's smile shining bright!