PREVENTATIVE PEDIATRIC DENTAL CARE IN REDMOND, WA
Regular dental checkups at an early age build a foundation of good dental health during your child’s early years of development. It also builds a positive relationship and warm memories with the dentist! At Redmond Art of Dentistry, we love watching our littlest patients grow up, grow older and eventually bring in their own little families!
Benefits Of Pediatric Dentistry
- Pediatricians and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry agree that your child’s first dental visit should take place within six months of your baby’s first tooth erupting.
- Seeing your dentist early allows you to establish proper at-home oral care.
- Dr. Bickel may perform a gentle teeth cleaning or fluoride treatment if necessary.
- It is recommended that you brush your child’s teeth as soon as the first tooth erupts through the gums.
Don’t Let The Tooth Fairy Be Your Child’s First Dentist!
You can create a lifetime of positive dental experiences for your child by getting them started on dental care early. Both pediatricians and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry agree that the best time for your child’s first visit to the pediatric dentist should take place within six months of your baby’s first tooth erupting (where the baby tooth emerges through the gum tissue).
Call us to schedule a gentle children’s visit with Dr. Bickel. We’ll give you the tools you need to keep those young pearly whites healthy during some of the most fundamental years of your child’s dental health!
Why It’s Important To Take Your Toddler To The Dentist
These first visits are essential for your child’s oral health, as it allows you to discuss:
- Proper home care, nutrition, and dental hygiene techniques
- Pediatric oral conditions such as teething and thumbsucking
- Preventive care, such as dental fillings and cavity prevention
- Topical fluoride treatment to protect the teeth
What To Expect At Your Child’s First Visit To The Dentist
The first visit usually involves little to no treatment. Your pediatric dentist will instead focus on your child’s oral history and will examine his or her mouth for signs of tooth decay. Your dentist will also evaluate your child’s bite and determine if there are any potential concerns with the jaw, gums, or oral tissues.
As your local family and children’s dentist in Redmond, WA, Dr. Bickel may perform a gentle teeth cleaning or fluoride treatment if necessary. Finally, after addressing any questions or concerns, he will show you how to clean your child’s teeth. For parents, this is a valuable opportunity to learn advice on developing a dental hygiene routine at home. Before leaving, you will likely make an appointment for your child’s six-month check-up.
Our entire team will be involved in not just your child’s first visit to the dentist, but throughout the formative years of their dental care. We believe in personalized dentistry and creating a family environment, where patients of all ages can feel safe and confident.
When Should I Start Brushing My Child’s Teeth?
It is recommended that you brush your child’s teeth as soon as the first tooth erupts through the gums. Parents should brush their child’s teeth until the child develops the coordination to do so on their own. You can start using a fluoride toothpaste as soon as your child is old enough to brush on their own without swallowing.
Family Dentistry In Redmond, WA
Your child’s health and comfort are important to us. At Redmond Art of Dentistry, we understand the importance of a healthy, beautiful smile, and the importance of developing good habits at an early age. We enjoy educating and working with parents and children to ensure that going to the dentist is a gentle, worry-free experience! Call us today or contact us online to find out more about excellent ways to help young families enjoy years of positive oral health and comfort. Our dental team looks forward to caring for your family!