Pediatric Dentistry

Dentists serving kids in Scottsdale and Phoenix, AZ

At Princess Center Dentistry, we treat our patients like family. 

And families with children often want to know, when should a child’s first dental visit be? 


Can a 3 year old go to Princess Center Dentistry for dental care? 

These are great questions! And we’ll cover those and more in the information below…

What is Pediatric Dentistry?

Pediatric dentistry is the branch of dentistry that serves infants and children specifically.  

After attending dental school, pediatric dentists continue their education through courses in two particular fields: 

  1. Child development 
  2. Child psychology 

A pediatric dentist’s time on those two topics can average between 2-3 years. 

When Should I Consider a Pediatric Dentist? 

There are many situations or child needs to consider when evaluating if your child needs to see a pediatric dentist. 

Here is a list of when it might be a positive move to consider seeing a pediatric dentist: 

  1. Personality: As your child’s parent, you know them best! Think about their personality and if a pediatric dentist might fit with it. 
  2. Comfort level: Children respond to the state of their caregivers. Calm, responsive parents often lead to calm, responsive children. How does the idea of a pediatric dentist make you feel as a parent? 
  3. Entertainment: Oftentimes, pediatric dentist offices have put great effort into the themes of their dental offices. Some might have an animal or space theme— others some other themes completely. No matter the theme,  it is intended to entice the natural element of wonder in children and provide entertainment. For some children, this can be very helpful; for others, it can be over-stimulating visually and or auditorily.
  4. Emotional readiness: Emotional readiness can play a role in choosing a pediatric dentist, as having a dentist who has well-developed child development skills may have a greater ability to help you and your child maneuver feelings of fear.
  5. Special needs: If your child lives with a special need, choosing a pediatric dentist may help meet their needs while having a successful dentist visit. 

A Note About Your Child’s Age . . . Pediatric Vs. Family Dentistry 

The age of your child will also play a role in if you choose a pediatric dentist or family dentist as the right fit for your child and family. 

 Pre-teens and teens often want to see themselves as young adults and a pediatric dentist may or may not meet this need of growing up. 

Younger children may go to the dentist with you and find comfort in going to the same dentist as their parents or seeing a pediatric dentist.

Your Child’s Dental Needs and Princess Center Dentistry 

Through the offering of family dentistry services, Princess Center Dentistry offers family dentistry for your whole family’s needs. 

When Should a Child’s First Dental Visit Be? 

From six months after your child’s first tooth makes an appearance (Usually around their first birthday) — you will know it’s on its way, as teething can lead to fussy babies; starting a dentist relationship is a great choice for long-term oral health. 

Can a 3-Year-old go to Princess Center Dentistry for Dental Care? 


And so can your one, or two-year-old!

Have a five-year-old who accidentally fell and chipped a tooth? We have you in good hands for that as well. 

Or even if you have a 13-year-old in need of teeth cleaning or Invisalign braces.

So give us a call: to set up an appointment because when it comes to teeth, your whole family matters to us at Princess Center Dentistry.

FAQ About Pediatric Dentistry Services at Princess Center Dentistry

Here are some frequently asked questions that we get at Princess Center Dentistry about our pediatric services:


  • Do you accept dental insurance? 

Yes, we do accept dental insurance at Princess Center Dentistry. For information on if we work with the dental insurance provider that you have or any other insurance questions, check out our page on insurance coverage.

  • Will my dental insurance cover the pediatric dental treatments that my family needs? 

What is covered will depend on what you’re having done and your insurance. At Princess Center Dentistry, we understand that knowing what will and what will not be covered by insurance for pediatric and other dentistry treatments is important to our patients. This is why after a consultation, we send a pre-treatment estimate to insurance providers to verify with your dental insurance what they will and will not cover.

Cost in Scottsdale

  • What can I expect to pay for pediatric dental services at Princess Center Dentistry? 

The cost of pediatric dental services will depend on the services that your family needs.

  • Do you offer payment plans? 

At Princess Center Dentistry, we do not offer in-house payment plans.

What Are Our Hours?

At Princess Center Dentistry, our hours are set to meet your needs, no matter if you need an appointment before or after work or something in between. We even have hours on the weekend to meet your family’s need for flexibility. Checkout our hours in Scottsdale, Arizona: Monday: 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Tuesday: 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Wednesday: 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Thursday: 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Friday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Saturday: 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Sunday: Closed

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Our Pediatric Treatments

  • Dental Cleaning
  • Fluoride
  • X-Rays
  • Cavities
  • Extractions
  • Sealants

Pediatric dentistry is commonly used to refer to any dental treatment dealing with children from the time they are infants through adolescence. It is specific dentistry that ensures infants, children, and teenagers receive the best quality dental care for their age. Some pediatric dental treatments include dental cleaning, fluoride, cavities, X-Rays, extractions, and sealants.

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