Our children’s dentist in Seattle, WA recommends bringing your child to the dentist by their first birthday or shortly after the first tooth emerges from the gum.
This schedule helps your dentist evaluate jaw development and the way teeth are emerging. Of course, this first exam is especially gentle. We try to keep it light and make it fun. We want your child to enjoy coming to the dentist, and having a great experience from the start helps make that possible.
For your child’s enjoyment, we may provide a ride in the dental chair and have a laugh together, making it fun.
Following your child’s exam, the dentist will talk to you about any concerns. We can also provide advice for at-home care, including cleaning your child’s teeth, teething help, and pacifier use. Your dentist is also happy to answer any questions and help you help your child.
As your child grows, we provide age-appropriate dentistry customized to meet their growing needs. Eventually, this can include tooth-colored fillings, dental cleanings, and special treatments called dental sealants to lower cavity risks.
And after their initial visit, they should come in every six months for an evaluation with our friendly dentist.
Are You Looking for a Children’s Dentist Near Me?
We are always happy to welcome children into our dental family. If you would like to schedule the first exam or the next, or if you have any questions for our dentist, give us a call today.