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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Children's Dentistry

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If you are new to the Phinney Ridge area or simply looking for a new dentist in Seattle, WA, you probably have a number of questions about the dental services we offer, and what to expect when you come to our office. Some of our most frequently asked questions are listed below. If you do not see your question listed here, contact our dentist office in the 98103 area and we will be happy to help!

Children's Dentistry

At Phinney Ridge Dental, we agree with the recommendation of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry that states children should start seeing the dentist when the first baby tooth appears or by their first birthday. Baby teeth are temporary, but there’s a lot of oral growth and development taking place, even at this young age.

Mother and daughter brushing teeth | Children's Dentist Seattle,WAPreserving baby teeth is essential because they help guide permanent teeth into the correct position when they erupt. Preventive services like dental exams, teeth cleanings, fluoride, and dental sealants allow our children’s dentist in Seattle, WA to help maintain the health of baby teeth until they come out on their own.

Part of our children’s dentistry services includes educating parents about the importance of proper oral health care at home. You will be the guardian of your child’s smile for many years to come, and Dr. Bickel will be happy to answer your questions and address any concerns you have at our Seattle dentist office.

Contact Our Children's Dentist in Seattle, WA Today! 

If you worry about how your son or daughter will respond to their first dentist visit in 98103, rest assured that Dr. Bickel is exceptionally patient when working with his youngest patients. If it’s time to schedule your child’s first dental visit, please contact our Seattle dentist office to schedule an appointment.​

At Phinney Ridge Dental, we provide the dental services and treatments your child needs to achieve and maintain healthy teeth and gums. Our children’s dentist in Seattle, WA also understands that pediatric dentistry is a partnership between you and our dental professionals.

Children's dentistry patient smiling near Green LakeThis partnership means we see to your child’s dental health needs during routine exams and, eventually, teeth cleanings. Meanwhile, you care for their teeth between dental visits—at least until they are old enough to brush without assistance. A member of our dental team can provide tips and nutritional counseling as well.

Our most common dental services for children include:

  • Fluoride treatments to strengthen teeth
  • Regular dental checkups to monitor development
  • Regular teeth cleanings to lower cavity risks
  • Mouthguards for sports and teeth grinding
  • Dental sealants to lower risks for decay
  • Dental fillings when needed

We customize treatment plans for children, understanding that each child is different. We also take time to answer your questions and provide advice for at-home tooth and gum care that considers the age of your child.

As your child grows, we offer additional services that he or she may need for optimal oral health as well.

Are You Looking for a Children’s Dentist in Seattle, WA?

We are currently accepting new patients and look forward to welcoming you to Phinney Ridge Dental. Contact Phinney Ridge Dental to schedule your child's next dental exam in 98103.

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