Age three is generally a good age to bring a child in for their first dental visit. Each child is unique, and our goal is to make their dental visit a positive one! We do as much and as little as we can to keep it a positive experience. What we can’t do today we can often do six months down the road. I refer children to orthodontists and pedodontists as needed.
Prevention is the name of the game! We stress home care, helping parents and kids to take good care of teeth. At around age six, the adult first molars come in behind the last baby tooth. As the adult molars come in, it is smart to place sealants–which “seal” the pits and grooves on the chewing surfaces of the teeth.
I value helping kids have good dental experiences! When fillings are needed, we have tools to help kids through the process. I cannot compete with the bond parents have with their children and I have discovered that children do better when they are able to focus on my support and direction. I guide parents so they can be in the right place at the right time in order to provide the best possible experience for their child. There are needs which require the services of specialists. I refer children to orthodontists and pedodontists as needed.
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Call us at (206) 633-4007
Wallingford Dental Arts
3941 Wallingford Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98103
Tel: (206) 633-4007