Pediatric Dentistry

Building the foundation for your child’s healthy smile starts now.

Starting your child out with good oral health habits is essential for a lifelong healthy smile. While brushing and flossing at home is the main way to ensure optimal health, children should begin seeing the dentist as soon as their first tooth arrives, or shortly after that. Pediatric dentistry covers all the vital services that children need to protect their ‘baby teeth’ and correct any problems that could arise as new teeth make their way to the surface.

Looking for a pediatric dentist in Edmonds? Contact Soundview Family Dental today. We can help.

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Why choose our
pediatric dentist in Edmonds

Whether you have just moved to the Edmonds area and are in need of a new dentist, or your child is ready for their first visit to the dentist, you’ve come to the right place. We are pleased to offer general dentistry services for the whole family, including pediatrics. We are accepting new patients and would love the opportunity to assist you and your entire family in reaching your dental goals.

The choice in dentists is an important one. This is especially true when selecting a pediatric dentist. Your child’s first visit to the dentist can somewhat determine how they feel about every visit after. Our dentist, Dr. Kitts is attentive, caring, and make each of our patients feel right at home. We make your child’s visit fun, not scary. We will also give them instructions about caring for their teeth and gums, and why it is important so that they have the confidence to clean their teeth at home.

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Benefits of
pediatric dental services

When it comes to finding a dentist for your child, it’s important to choose someone who understands the unique needs of pediatric patients. A good pediatric dentist can help make your child’s dental visits positive and stress-free, which sets the foundation for a lifetime of good oral health.

With a range of services tailored to meet the needs of children of all ages, pediatric dentists can help your child achieve a healthy smile and overcome any fears or anxiety they may have about visiting the dentist. Read on to learn more about the benefits of pediatric dentistry.


Child-Friendly Environment

Pediatric dentists know how to make dental visits fun and engaging for children, with kid-friendly amenities and a gentle approach that helps ease anxiety and fear.

Dental Education

A good pediatric dentist can provide valuable education to both parents and children on proper oral hygiene habits and nutrition to help promote good oral health.

Special Needs Dentistry

Pediatric dentists are trained to work with children with special needs, such as those with developmental disabilities or medical conditions that require extra care and attention.

Early Intervention

By identifying and treating dental problems early on, a pediatric dentist can help prevent more serious dental issues down the road, such as cavities, gum disease, and orthodontic problems.

Preventive Care

A pediatric dentist can help prevent dental problems before they occur by providing regular checkups and cleanings, fluoride treatments, and dental sealants.
Routine Dental Exams For Children

Is your child afraid of the dentist?

If your child has never been to the dentist before, as a parent, you are probably worried that they may get dental anxiety. It is crucial that kids have a great experience when visiting the dentist, so for future visits, they are more comfortable. We take our time to explain things, in easy to understand language and in a playful way to make your child less nervous. We emphasize that cleanings and exams aren’t painful and that you, their parents, are right there if they need you.

When your child has an enjoyable experience at our dental office, they will look forward to returning, not dreading it. We’ve also had great success with helping children that do have dental anxiety overcome their fears. Our office is dedicated to patient care, for people of all ages.

We take of all your child’s dental needs

In addition to education, we also will perform a cleaning, apply a sealant, and sometimes a fluoride treatment. These services are excellent for people of all ages, but especially children that are still growing. The reason why cleanings and exams are so important is to prevent tooth decay. While their first set of teeth aren’t permanent, the longer these stay in place, the better. Losing baby teeth too soon can cause shifting to occur, which later will need correction with orthodontic treatments.

Kids Dental Check Up

A lifetime of healthy teeth and gums starts now

Kids can have an array of dental issues arise, even with their first set of teeth. Keeping teeth and gums healthy doesn’t have to be a challenge when your child visits us every six months for their routine exam and cleaning. We recommend scheduling your child’s first dental visit soon after they get their first tooth. This will familiarize you and your child with the dental office. We can also provide you, the parent, with some how-tos for keeping your little one’s teeth and gums in the best condition possible.
Cosmetic Dentist, Eric Kitts in Edmonds WA

Our guarantee

Our office provides gentle and personalized pediatric dentistry services to help your child achieve optimal oral health. Dr. Kitts, our experienced pediatric dentist, and our team understand the unique needs of children and strive to create a comfortable and welcoming environment for them. We use the latest technology and techniques to ensure the best possible outcomes for your child’s oral health. Our caring and compassionate team is dedicated to providing your child with the highest level of care and attention,

Contact us

If you’ve been looking for a new dentist for your child, we’d love for you and your children to join our dental family. Finding a new dentist you can trust doesn’t have to be a challenge when you choose Soundview Family Dental. Our friendly and welcoming staff will make you and your child feel right at home. We proudly offer complete pediatric dentistry solutions to treat most dental issues and help your child maintain excellent oral health. To schedule your child’s appointment today, give our office a call or request an appointment online.


What is pediatric dentistry?

Pediatric dentistry is a specialized branch of dentistry focused on the oral health and unique dental needs of children, from infancy through adolescence. Pediatric dentists have additional training and education beyond general dentistry, which allows them to address the specific dental concerns of growing children, including preventive care, cavity prevention, orthodontic issues, and managing dental anxiety. They also have expertise in treating children with special healthcare needs, ensuring a positive dental experience tailored to each child’s individual needs.


The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry suggests that children see the dentist at one year of age or within six months of their first tooth appearing. Your child will have pediatric services until they 16-17 years old.


It’s normal for children to feel nervous or anxious about going to the dentist. You can help ease their anxiety by talking to them about the visit beforehand and reassuring them that the dentist is there to help keep their teeth healthy. Some dentists also offer distractions like toys or TV shows to keep children entertained during their appointment.


Some common dental issues that children face include cavities, gum disease, and tooth decay. It’s important to address these issues early on to prevent further damage and to maintain good oral health.


Encouraging good oral hygiene habits at home is key to maintaining your child’s oral health. This includes brushing their teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste, flossing regularly, and limiting sugary snacks and drinks.


If your child loses a baby tooth too early, it’s important to talk to their dentist. In some cases, a space maintainer may be needed to ensure that their adult teeth come in correctly and to prevent future dental issues.

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