Pediatric Dentistry

Providing high-quality dental care is essential for both children and adults. We take pride in promoting excellent oral health and offering pediatric dental services in the community.

Your Pediatric Dentist in Mount Vernon, WA

Maintaining good oral health is crucial for overall well-being, and regular dental checkups are fundamental. Dentists recommend brushing and flossing regularly, avoiding foods and beverages that can cause stains, and refraining from using teeth to open or tear things to prevent tooth decay. Our passion for healthy teeth is evident in our work.

However, the approach is different regarding children’s dental care. Children require extra care and attention, and dentists specializing in pediatric dentistry can provide expert services to cater to their unique needs. Visiting the dentist’s office can be a daunting experience for children, and it helps to have a trained and skilled dentist who can make every visit positive and comfortable.

A reputable pediatric dentist knows how to put young patients at ease and understands the importance of providing a safe and friendly environment to make dental visits stress-free for the entire family.

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  • What does pediatric dentistry include?

    Pediatric dentistry involves several methods to prevent cavities and tooth decay in children. One such method is using dental sealants, which consist of applying a thin acrylic coating over the child’s back molars to prevent harmful bacteria and plaque. This proven preventive treatment can effectively reduce the risk of cavities in children. Another method uses fluoride applications that strengthen the tooth enamel and prevent decay. In this method, fluoride is applied directly to the teeth, which helps to bond the enamel and keep it strong and healthy. In some cases, fluoride can even reverse the early stages of decay.

  • What are the common issues of dental health in children?

    Many dental problems that affect adults can also affect children. However, because children’s teeth are still developing, untreated dental conditions can lead to poor and misaligned tooth development, which may cause more serious problems as they grow up. Children’s common dental issues include:

    • Tooth decay
    • Bad breath
    • Sensitive teeth
    • Thumb-sucking
    • Gum disease
    • Teeth grinding
    • Canker sores
    • Baby teeth loss
    • Over-retained primary teeth
    • Dental Anxiety
  • What is a space maintainer?

    Dental space maintainers are devices that keep enough space open for permanent teeth to grow after baby teeth are lost prematurely. One primary function of baby teeth is to hold space for adult teeth to develop correctly. When a baby tooth falls out prematurely, it can cause the adult teeth to grow crooked. To avoid this, space maintainers are provided. The gap between baby teeth falling out and adult teeth growing in can lead to expensive problems, which is why it is essential to use space maintainers.

    While the body can usually maintain enough space, every case is different. If your child has lost a tooth prematurely, it is essential to contact our office for a consultation. If your child has had space maintainers from our office, you can find our aftercare instructions through the link below.

Questions About Pediatric Dentistry?

If you have any questions about pediatric dentistry or if you're ready to schedule your child's next dental checkup, contact us or request an appointment using the links below, or explore the variety of other dental services we provide.

Mount Vernon Smile Design

219 N. 10th St.
Mt Vernon, WA 98273
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