Kids Dentist, Childrens Dentist, and Pediatric Dentist in Northgate, Serving Greenwood, Seattle, Shoreline, Ballard, Fremont, WA, & Surrounding Areas
At Seattle’s Family Dentistry, we recognize that early dental wellness and preventative treatments are important. We like to see our patients from a young age and start them on a comprehensive plan to better dental health and oral hygiene. Our pediatric dentist helps keep our young patients smiling great for years. We recommend bringing in your child around their first birthday unless he or she has no visible teeth.
Family Dentistry and Examinations
Regular examinations are critical for children who will have new teeth coming in. Throughout their process of growing, Dr. Goraya keeps inspecting the patient’s mouth for any potential problems. A vigilant kids dentist can help detect and correct impacted teeth or teeth that grow in crookedly. Sometimes children have accidents and a tooth may be pushed back, knocked out, or loosened. Sometimes chipping can be a problem. Dr. Goraya can consult on all of these situations in a specialized way. Pediatric dentistry is one of our strengths!
Residents of Seattle, Greenwood, Ballard, Fremont, Shoreline, or Northgate, WA, should visit Dr. Goraya and the staff at Seattle’s Family Dentistry. They can perform the needed check-ups for pediatric and kids dental work.
Dr. Goraya can also place preventative sealants or take other measures to prevent cavities in young teeth. Even baby teeth can get cavities. It’s important to start a child on a regular dental program soon after their baby teeth begin to grow in.
Talk to Dr. Goraya about her recommendations for kids’ dental care. She will review how diet, eating habits, and good oral hygiene helps to prevent tooth decay, even in very young children. We discuss recommended treatments (such as fluoride) and offer tips on how to clean and brush effectively.
Children’s Dentist in the Seattle, WA, Area
Effective Brushing Habits for Children
Our children’s dentist recommends using children’s toothpaste on an appropriately sized toothbrush. Children should brush their teeth two times each day for two minutes. This daily brushing will start your child on the path to healthy teeth and good hygiene practices. Dr. Goraya recommends parents in Seattle, Ballard, Fremont, Greenwood, and surrounding areas schedule their children’s first visit to our pediatric dentist as soon as the first tooth breaks through the gum.
Creating good oral hygiene habits from a very young age increases the likelihood of healthy oral hygiene as an adult. After brushing, flossing is the next important step to learn. As soon as your child has two teeth next to each other, cavities can start to form. Flossing will prevent plaque build-up and decay. First teeth are an important milestone in your child’s life and our pediatric dentist will do a thorough examination. We check for cavities, make sure the teeth are growing in properly, and complete a full cleaning during every visit.
Pediatric Dentist Services
Seattle’s Family Dentistry is a caring children’s dentist. We will monitor your child’s teeth from the first tooth, but our services aren’t just about cleaning and filling cavities. Dr. Goraya and staff believe that being a responsible kids dentist also means educating parents and children on proper dental care. Dr. Goraya and staff will take the time to discuss proper eating habits which will prevent cavities. We strive to teach children and parents from Northgate, Seattle, Shoreline, WA, and the surrounding areas proper oral care.
Kids Dentist – Healthy Oral Care Tips for Children
- Consuming sugar, whether in fruit juices, soda or candy, weakens the enamel on your teeth. This weakening over time will give cavities the opportunity to grow.
- Eating grapes, raisins, cooked carrots, and cooked spinach offer fluoride naturally and strengthen tooth enamel, helping to prevent cavities.
- Our kids dentist recommends these healthy eating practices and will show you the proper brushing and flossing technique to get the best results for a clean, healthy mouth.
- The American Dental Association recommends professionally applied fluoride treatments at 3 to 12 month intervals.
- As the growth of teeth progress, we will monitor your molars and, in many cases, recommend applying a special coating called sealants. This helps prevent cavities by stopping food from lodging and causing decay in between your back teeth.
All these oral hygiene practices and regular check-ups, starting around the age of one, will ensure healthy teeth and gums throughout your life. Seattle’s Family Dentistry wants to take those first steps in pediatric oral care with you.