Having your child attend pediatric dentistry visits is one of the best parenting decisions you can make. At Smiles for Maple Valley, in Maple Valley, Washington, Narges Lotfi, DDS, offers high-quality pediatric dental care to infants, children, and teens. The practice loves working with children and makes the experience comfortable and anxiety-free. To request a pediatric dentistry consultation for your child, call the office today or book online.
Pediatric dentistry is a dental subspecialty that diagnoses and treats oral health problems in children.
All children should visit the dentist by the time they turn one or when their first baby tooth erupts. Routine checkups can teach your child about the importance of good oral hygiene and catch potential problems early on.
Smiles for Maple Valley offers various pediatric dentistry services, including:
An age one dental visit presents an opportunity to check in on your baby’s gums and teeth. Most babies start teething around this age, so your child’s provider can make recommendations to reduce discomfort and relieve fussiness.
You can reduce your child’s risk of cavities and gum disease by scheduling professional teeth cleaning and an oral exam every six months. Routine checkups can identify underlying problems, like cavities, gum disease, or bite abnormalities.
If your child damages one of their permanent teeth, Smiles for Maple Valley might recommend a crown. A crown is a cap that your child’s dentist bonds on top of their tooth. The crown restores the tooth, preventing further damage.
Children often have difficulty brushing the teeth at the very back of their mouths (molars). Unfortunately, that also makes them more susceptible to cavities. Sealants are thin plastic coatings that prevent harmful bacteria from attacking the enamel. They can help protect your child’s teeth while they master the art of brushing and flossing.
Most children get cavities at one point or another. A filling repairs your child’s tooth enamel and stops the infection from spreading. Smiles for Maple Valley offers tooth-colored, metal-free fillings that are safe and natural-looking.
If your teenager has crowded teeth, crooked teeth, or a misaligned bite, Smiles for Maple Valley might recommend orthodontics with clear aligners. Clear aligners help straighten their teeth.
Smiles for Maple Valley recommends bringing the following items to your child’s pediatric dentistry appointment:
These documents provide important information that can help your child’s provider guide treatment.
To request pediatric dentistry for your child, call Smiles for Maple Valley or book online today.