Tweens & Teens
What to Expect During Their Visit
As Pediatric Specialists, we are well acquainted with the limited attention spans or potential anxieties and fears of all children! Fortunately our practices are designed just for kids. With extra features like television and music, their examination will fly by and allow for prevention of dental problems as well as provide valuable information to support good home care habits.
“Middles” refers to age ranges 5-11 where children start to lose their first baby teeth and start to gain adult or permanent teeth.
During ages 12-18 children will fully develop all their adult teeth and these years of dental health will be closely monitored by our Board Certified pediatric dentists!
What's Most Important During This Time:
- Continue with brushing and flossing for a healthy adult tooth foundation
- Your child should be evaluated regularly during these years to see if he/she may need orthodontic treatment
- Be wary of Sports and Energy drinks (high sugar drinks)
- Your child’s permanent teeth are in around the age of 12 or 13. Wisdom teeth (third molars) can erupt as late as 21 years old.nts
My kids have been going here for the past 5 years and I have never had a bad experience once. They are always on schedule and very accommodating if you need to reschedule. The front staff is very kind and friendly creating a welcoming atmosphere. My kids see Dr. Ramirez and he is fantastic!
Our experience has always been wonderful and positive and would refer Foothills Pediatric Dentistry to all our family and friends! The whole team at Foothills Pediatric Dentistry has always been kind, cheerful, polite and fabulous in every way. My son has never been nervous or anxious to go for an appointment, he actually really enjoys it!