Meet Smiles for Maple Valley in Maple Valley, WA! We’re here to provide your child with high-quality pediatric dental care — as well as the oral hygiene tips and tools to begin a lifetime of good dental health. Our friendly, family-oriented team loves working with children and looks forward to meeting you and your child soon. Call today or book an appointment online!
Age One Dental Visits
We suggest bringing your child in for their first dental visit sometime around the time of their first birthday. We’ll be able to perform an initial evaluation and check in with their teething process. As your child grows, regular checkups will help them become comfortable with going to the dentist, allow us to monitor their oral health, and give us the opportunity to help them learn good oral hygiene habits.
Cleanings & Exams
Regular dental cleanings and exams are as important for your child as they are for adults. We suggest scheduling a cleaning appointment every six months so that we can keep your child’s teeth feeling fresh, remove plaque and tartar build-up, and monitor their overall dental health. Plus, it’s a great opportunity to help them practice their oral hygiene habits.
If your child has a damaged or broken tooth, we can repair it with a crown. A crown is like a porcelain hat that looks like a natural tooth and fits over your child’s existing tooth structure. It can protect what’s left of a damaged tooth and allow your child to eat and smile normally.
We use sealants to help prevent cavities in teeth that can be hard to brush, like back molars. A sealant is a thin strip of plastic we place on the surface of the tooth to provide a physical barrier that prevents bacteria from attacking the tooth enamel underneath. Sealants can help keep your child’s teeth in good shape and can be especially useful when they are still learning to brush and floss consistently.
If your child has a cavity (and everyone does at some point!), we can perform a quick, gentle filling procedure. We use safe, non-metal dental composite for our fillings, a tooth-colored material that blends in with your child’s natural teeth so that their fillings won’t stand out. They’ll be feeling and looking good in no time!
Friendly, Compassionate Pediatric Care
Our team at Smiles for Maple Valley cares deeply about your child’s well-being. We look forward to meeting you both and helping them build a foundation for many years of dental good health. Call today to schedule an appointment or book online now!