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 the dentist early allows you to establish proper at-home oral care.
Dr. Bickel may perform a gentle teeth cleaning or fluoride treatment if necessary.
Preventative Pediatric Dental Care in Redmond
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!
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 at (425) 883-1331 to schedule a gentle children’s visit with Dr. Bickel in Redmond. 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 with 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 upon 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, 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.