Caring Dental Care for Kids of all Ages in Renton, Washington
Finding the right dentist is never easy, but it can be even harder to find a dentist for your children. Fortunately, Valley Dental Group makes your search easy by providing the highest quality family dentistry including dentistry for children in Renton. We understand the impact that one negative experience at the dentist can have on your children, and we strive to give young patients the compassionate and friendly dental care they require.
Common Dental Problems for Children
Children experience at least as many dental problems as adults, if not more. Not all dental problems are obvious, which is why you need to schedule routine check-ups, so your family dentist can identify problems and provide treatment.
Carbohydrate-rich foods such as candy, cookies, and soft drinks leave deposits on teeth that can damage the mineral structure of the teeth, resulting in tooth decay.
If your child experiences discomfort or irritation when consuming hot and cold food or beverages, visit your family dentist for treatments to resolve tooth sensitivity.
Gingivitis, or gum disease, is often the result of poor oral hygiene and an accumulation of plaque. In the early stages, gingivitis may cause gums to bleed easily and become red and swollen.
Wisdom teeth can cause pain during eruption. If swelling occurs, you should contact our office right away for an appointment.
Q: When should I take my child to the dentist for the first time?
A: It’s important to bring your child to the dentist when the first tooth appears, or no later than his or her first birthday. The earlier you establish a relationship with your family dentist, the better off your children’s oral health will be.
Q: How often does my child need to see a family dentist?
A: A check-up is recommended every six months in order to prevent cavities and other common dental problems. However, your Renton family dentist can tell you when and how often your child should visit based on their personal oral health.
Q: What are sealants and how do they work?
A: Sealants are applied by dentists to prevent cavities and provide effective protection for your molars and premolars for many years. Sealants work by filling in the crevasses on chewing surfaces that can trap food particles and plaque.
Why Valley Dental Group?
To ensure your entire family receives the very best dental care, trust Valley Dental Group for all your dental needs. Dr. Luke St Marie and Dr. Christine Chen will work with you and treat you with respect. Every member of our staff provides the care and attention to detail that you and your children deserve. We are committed to providing the highest level of excellence in the field of family dentistry including children. Call us today at 425.271.1727 to make an appointment for yourself or your child.