Pediatric Dentistry


We at Hatch Family Dentistry cater to both young and old patients. We believe in the power of early intervention. When a child receives early dental care, the chances of future dental problems is diminished and his/her good oral health will be preserved. That is why Hatch Family Dentistry in Tempe, Arizona, offers pediatric dental services to address the needs of our younger generations.

Why Do Kids Need Dental Care?

At Hatch Family Dentistry we believe it’s crucial that children start dental visits at an early age. At your child’s first visit it’s best to have them watch as Mom or Dad gets to have his or her teeth cleaned and checked by the dentist before your child has his or her own chance to take a seat and go through the very same process. By seeing your example, your child feels like they know what to expect and are rarely afraid during that first crucial dental visit. If we can provide a child with a positive first experience with the dentist, they will be on track for a lifetime of anxiety-free dental care.

By regularly bringing your kids in our dental office, you can:

  1. Allow kids to overcome their dental fears. Many children are afraid of dentists because they associate dental tools with pain and discomfort. However, if a child is already used to seeing the dentist in those moments when there aren’t any issues, he or she will come to know that routine dental check-ups aren’t painful at all. As children become familiar with the dentist and the examination and cleaning process, they will be less frightened of dental care and more cooperative during treatment.
  2. Help your children learn the right oral hygiene techniques. Dentists can teach kids the best ways to brush and floss, as well as other reminders to keep teeth strong and healthy. It’s also important to emphasize that good oral hygiene can prevent painful and invasive dental treatments in the long run.
  3. Promote excellent oral health for your kids. Seeing your child with a beautiful, sparkling smile will surely make you feel happy. Regular dental care can help prevent decay and tooth loss, and ensure that your kids’ smiles will last through adulthood.
  4. Prepare for any necessary dental procedures. Some dental problems can be detected early in childhood. If your child has weak tooth enamel or deep fissures, this can be remedied with sealants, fluoridation, and regular cleaning. If your child has crooked teeth or a narrow palate, orthodontic therapy in the form of braces or a palatal expander may be needed either right way or in years to come. Knowing what possible dental problems your child may have will help you prepare for the treatment both financially and mentally.
  5. Teach kids the importance of proper dental care at an early age. Kids will be able to personally see the negative effects of poor oral care through demonstrations done by the dentist, as well as stories of other patients. Recognizing this risk will motivate children to take better care of their teeth and value professional dental care.

Pediatric Dental Treatments from Hatch Family Dentistry

At Hatch Family Dentistry, we provide the following dental services to our young patients:


Sealants are prosthetic solutions to prevent cavities in children’s teeth, particularly the molars. At age six, the permanent molars will erupt. Because they are permanent, these molars need to be preserved and sealants are an effective way to do that. By applying sealants in the deep grooves of the molars, your child will be able to avoid tooth decay which commonly appears in those grooves.

Dental Fillings

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When a child has cavities, the teeth need to be cleaned out just like with adults. In order to fill in the areas that have been hollowed out by the removal of the decay, we apply dental fillings to the area where the cavity was located. When cavities are caught early, the filling process is a quick and easy procedure, often completely painless.

Crib Dental Appliance

For children who have a thumb-sucking issue, it is necessary to get help from a dentist because this habit can cause some major problems in jaw and tooth development. We offer the crib dental appliance which can keep children’s thumbs out of their mouth. When wearing the crib appliance, the child is unable to make sucking motions, thereby providing no satisfaction when they try to thumb-suck.

Nitrous Oxide Sedation

Children can be sedated with laughing gas (nitrous oxide) to keep them calm, relaxed, and happy during treatments. This will keep them cooperative and make the procedure easier for your child. Nitrous oxide sedation is completely safe and we will always ask for your consent beforehand.

Emergency Dental Care

In case of an unexpected dental problem such as tooth avulsion (a tooth being knocked out) or breakage, you can depend on Hatch Family Dentistry to provide the treatment and relief your child needs. Our dentists are well-trained in emergency situations and handle them with great care.

Regular Consultations

Bringing your children to our clinic every six months will increase their awareness of dental health and make them more comfortable when getting dental treatment. As early as age one, we encourage parents to bring in their kids so that we can keep a close eye on their dental development.

X-Ray Imaging

X-rays are very useful diagnostic tools, but we only use them on children who truly need to undergo them and who are mature enough to be X-rayed. We will keep your children’s X-ray results as part of their record for future reference.

Dental Cleaning

Professional cleaning keeps children’s teeth clean and plaque-free, preventing the development of tooth decay and gum disease. We recommend getting dental cleaning at the age of three and older to ensure the health of your children’s baby teeth.

Where to Get Pediatric Dentistry in Tempe, Arizona

In the areas of Phoenix, Mesa, Chandler, and Tempe, we at Hatch Family Dentistry provide the best pediatric dental care for children as young as one year of age. Our dentists are all parents and they know the true importance of pediatric dental care, having given it to their own kids.

If you would like to bring in your child to our dental office, please visit us at 7350 S McClintock Dr, STE 103, Tempe, AZ 85283. You can also call us at (480) 838-3073 to book a visit or report any emergencies. We recommend scheduling an appointment so that your child will have an exclusive consultation period with our dentists.