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Dentistry for Kids
The American Dental Association recommends that every child have a dental visit around their first birthday. In addition to teaching the kids that a trip to the dentist is no cause for alarm, a one-year check-up allows us to make sure that teeth are coming in well and that optimal conditions are being met for dental health.
School dental check-up forms are required at various points in your children’s academic career, but you should not restrict dental visits to school mandated checkpoints. As is true for adults, children do best with regular checkups, generally every six months, which allow us to catch potential problems while they are itty-bitty. We always want to avoid big trouble in little mouths.
- Gentle Cleanings
- Regular Exams
- Digital X-rays
- Tooth Colored Fillings
- Protective Sealants
- Fluoride Treatment
- Oral Surgery
Oral Hygiene for Kiddos
At home, it is important to teach healthy oral hygiene habits right from the start. For infants, gently wipe gums with a soft, clean cloth. As they grow and start getting teeth, you can switch to an infant toothbrush made just for the purpose. Toddlers will graduate to a toddler size toothbrush, and child toothbrushes are available in several sizes while children are growing.
Supervise brushing until the young children are able to supervise themselves. Teach children not to swallow toothpaste, and apply a pea-sized amount of
Many children and their parents are curious if the child would benefit from sealants or braces. We are happy to check for these and other developmental therapies at your child’s visits. If you have any questions or concerns, always feel free to ask us. We want to help your child have the best smile they can have for life, and that all starts with regular dental care.
We Would Love To Help!
If you have any questions about pediatric dentistry or would like to schedule a visit with your Edmonds children’s dentist, Dr. Eric Kitts or Dr. Julie Hewett at Soundview Family Dental, give us a call or request an appointment online today!