Compassionate Care for Young Smiles
Excellent dental care and hygiene should begin at an early age, and at our office, we’re especially skilled and equipped to help our youngest patients enjoy their healthiest smiles. That includes fun education about good hygiene practices, as well as routine schedules of preventive care and, if necessary, custom-designed tooth restorations.
Regular Preventive Care
Bringing your child to the dentist’s office after the first tooth appears, or shortly after the first birthday, is a good way to get them accustomed to visiting the dentist. However, regular exam and cleaning appointments aren’t necessary until the age of three, after which you should schedule regular visits for your child as often as you schedule your own (preferably, about once every six months). In addition to a professional checkup and cleaning, we might also suggest fluoride treatment, which bolsters your child’s tooth enamel, or dental sealants that create a barrier between your child’s teeth and the bacteria that could harm them.
Conservative Tooth Restorations
If your child develops a cavity or suffers damage to one or more teeth, then a custom restoration may be necessary to protect and preserve your child’s smile. To provide optimal results and encourage proper growth and development of your child’s teeth, we can design a conservative, biocompatible solution to address most tooth concerns. For example, a tooth-colored composite resin filling can treat a cavity discreetly, or a custom-made porcelain crown can restore a damaged tooth.
Make a Dental Appointment for Your Child
Caring for children’s smiles takes a gentle and compassionate approach, as well as a highly skilled and talented team of professionals who are experienced in working with children. When you’re ready to schedule a consultation, call our Ballard Neighborhood Dentist office in Seattle, WA, today at 206-789-2555. We also proudly serve the residents of Shoreline, Edmonds, Crown Hill, Loyal Heights, and all surrounding communities.