Dentistry For Children

Jessica Brereton Peterkin, DMD, MA -  - Family Dentistry

Breton Family Dental

Jessica Brereton Peterkin, DMD, MA

Family Dentistry located in Midtown, Phoenix, AZ

When it comes to dental care, children have different needs than adults. This is why it’s important for you to bring your child to a dentist that specializes in pediatric care. At Breton Family Dental in Midtown Phoenix, Arizona, Jessica Brereton Peterkin, DMD, MA, and her team are highly skilled in dentistry for children and offer a wide range of services catered to their unique needs. To learn more about how the team at Breton Family Dental can keep your child’s smile happy and healthy, schedule a consultation today by calling the office or booking online.

Dentistry for Children Q & A

What is dentistry for children?

Dentistry for children is different than dentistry for adults because children have different dental needs than adults, both medically and emotionally.

The dentist is still a new experience for children, so they tend to be more nervous in the chair. It’s incredibly important for this anxiety to be alleviated since dental phobias tend to develop in these early visits and can be particularly debilitating later on in life.

Why should I visit a pediatric dentist?

There are innumerable benefits to taking your child to a dentist specializing in treating children. Dentists experienced in working with children provide an elevated degree of:


Dr. Peterkin and her team treat every one of their pediatric patients with an extra serving of compassion and take great care to perform all of their procedures with gentle care. 


Dr. Peterkin knows that your child might be scared of visiting the dentist, so she and her team make sure to take all the time and energy needed to make your child feel safe, comfortable, and relaxed during their appointment.

Specialized care

Your child has unique needs that will change as they grow. Maintaining consistent visits with Dr. Peterkin and her team throughout their development ensures that they’re getting excellent oral care tailored to their particular stage in life.

When should my child start seeing a dentist?

For the best oral health care, your child should start seeing a dentist as soon as possible. Many parents schedule their child’s first dental visit right after they get their first tooth. 

Starting dental care early helps your child to establish a healthy and friendly relationship with Dr. Peterkin and her team. Your child’s first few appointments are usually basic exams that give them the opportunity to meet Dr. Peterkin and establish a rapport. These early visits also allow Dr. Peterkin to establish a baseline for your child’s oral health. 

What services do you offer for children?

Breton Family Dental offers a wide range of dental services for children, including:

  • Cleanings and exams
  • X-rays
  • Fillings
  • Stainless steel and tooth-colored crowns
  • Silver diamine fluoride (SDF) for no-drilling cavity treatments
  • Sealants 
  • Extractions
  • Fluoride 

Begin your child’s journey towards optimized oral health today by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Peterkin and the team at Breton Family Dental. You can book your visit by phone or online.