Family Dentistry, Kid’s Dentist, Children’s Dentist, and Pediatric Dentist in Greenwood, Ballard, Fremont, Shoreline, Northgate, Seattle, WA, & Surrounding Areas
At Seattle’s Family Dentistry, we recognize that early dental wellness and preventative treatment are important. We like to see our patients early in life and start them on a comprehensive plan to better dental health and oral hygiene. That helps to keep a smile great for years and improves quality of life for our patients. 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. For example, dealing with impacted teeth or teeth that grow in crookedly is one part of being vigilant about the child’s dental health. Also, sometimes children have accidents – 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!
If your children need check-ups, pediatric or kids dental work done, and you are from Seattle, Greenwood, Ballard, Fremont, Shoreline or Northgate, WA, Dr. Goraya and the staff at Seattle’s Family Dentistry are nearby to assist.
Dr. Goraya may also place preventative sealants or take other measures to prevent cavities in young teeth. Even baby teeth can get cavities – and 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 the recommendations for kid’s dentist care the practice provides for patients. 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 what is involved, as well as offer tips on how to clean and brush effectively.
Children’s Dentist in the Seattle, WA, Area
To effectively brush your child’s teeth, our children’s dentist, Dr. Goraya, recommends using children’s toothpaste, on the appropriately sized toothbrush, 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 and has grown in.
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 and 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, 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 first tooth, but our services aren’t just about cleaning and filling cavities. Dr. Goraya and staff believes that being a responsible kids dentist also means educating parents and children on proper dental care that’s not office-visit related. 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, so food doesn’t lodge and decay in between your back teeth causing cavities.
All these oral hygiene practices, along with 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.