Start your child with good dental hygiene habits when they are young so they can have a healthy smile for a lifetime. At Issaquah Dental Care in Issaquah, Washington, Thoa Nguyen, DDS, is an empathetic and well-loved pedodontisit who treats children with compassion. Rarely does she need to use sedation to get children the pediatric care they need for a healthy mouth. Call today or use the online tool to book your child’s dental appointment.
Children have different needs than adults when it comes to dental care. Pediatric dental care focuses on children’s dental health from infancy through adolescence. It encompasses preventive care, orthodontic treatments, and emergency dentistry.
Pediatric care helps your child learn how to care for their teeth from a young age to prevent gum disease and decay. Regular pediatric care also detects possible problems early, when you can get treatment and preserve your child’s smile.
If your child isn’t complaining of tooth pain, has no obvious bite alignments, and brushes regularly, it‘s tempting to skip regular dental visits. After all, their mouth seems healthy.
But, a toothbrush can’t remove all plaque and tartar, especially when wielded by a small hand. Routine dental exams and cleanings are essential to helping your child maintain healthy teeth and gums. Only professional cleanings can get your child’s mouth thoroughly plaque-free.
When you schedule pediatric care visits for your child every six months, the doctor can identify any dental decay or gum health problems in the earliest possible stages. This is when they’re easiest to treat.
X-rays taken periodically at regular dental visits also help determine if your child’s teeth are developing normally and if they might end up with orthodontic problems later. Dr. Nguyen can intervene early to get your child a winning smile.
Most children’s visits to the dentist are preventive. They consist of routine dental cleanings and professional exams. Dr. Nguyen makes these visits fun for your child, so they get excited about coming to the office.
Other preventive care offered to children includes fluoride treatments and dental sealants. If your child has a cavity, Dr. Nguyen promptly removes the decay and places a filling to prevent further destruction of the tooth or surrounding teeth.
The practice also offers crowns, extractions, and other treatments to keep your child’s smile healthy and beautiful. Orthodontic treatments like clear aligners and braces correct misaligned bites, generally crooked teeth, or gaps in your child’s smile.
If your child should have an accident that causes a tooth to crack or chip, or if they should have a tooth knocked out, Issaquah Dental Care is equipped to help.
Call Issaquah Dental Care to schedule your child’s dental visit, or use this website to book online.