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Evergreen Pediatric & Airway Dentistry

Dental Cleanings and Exams

Navigating the Challenges of Kids' Pediatric Cleanings & Exams: Ensuring Bright Smiles and Navigating Your Child's Dental Health Journey with Confidence

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Kid’s Cleanings & Checkups

Wondering how to keep your child’s smile bright and their teeth healthy? Regular pediatric dental cleanings and exams are the answer. These visits are crucial for removing plaque that brushing alone can’t reach and for catching dental issues like cavities early.

Not only do regular dental check-ups keep your child’s mouth healthy, they’re also key to ensuring they feel great overall. With routine care, your child’s smile will stay sparkling and their oral health in top shape.

Why Cleanings & Exams Are Important

Regular dental care from an early age is crucial for your child’s oral health. When children visit the dentist regularly, they learn good habits that keep their teeth strong and healthy as they grow.

  • Prevents Common Problems: Regular visits help avoid cavities and gum disease.
  • Builds Healthy Habits: Early dental care teaches children how to care for their teeth.
  • Educational Opportunity: Each visit is a chance for your child to learn about oral health.
  • Reduces Anxiety: Familiarity with the dental process can make visits less scary.
  • Early Detection: Regular check-ups can identify and treat dental issues.

These visits are more than check-ups; they teach your child about dental care. Understanding this helps reduce anxiety for both of you.

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Pediatric Dental Exams

At Evergreen Pediatric & Airway Dentistry, we tailor dental exams to meet the unique needs of each child at different stages of their growth.

For infants and small toddlers, we conduct “lap-to-lap” examinations where the child sits on your lap and leans back into the dentist’s lap. This method allows for a thorough check while keeping your child comforted and close to you.

As children grow, we ensure dental visits are comfortable and enjoyable. We introduce the dental chair and tools in a playful, friendly manner to ease any nervousness. This welcoming atmosphere makes them feel relaxed and happy to be there.

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Pediatric Dental Cleanings

Our pediatric dental cleanings are fun and stress-free for your child. Our team uses gentle techniques and child-friendly tools to ensure a positive experience. We explain each step in simple terms to reduce anxiety and help children feel comfortable.

This approach helps reduce any stress and encourages children to view dental care as a normal part of their health routine. Our goal is for every child to leave with a bright smile and a happy experience.

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Beat Bacteria, Boost Health

Dr. Susan uses Povidone-iodine (PVP-I) treatment as a simple yet effective method in dental care to reduce bacteria in the mouth and prevent oral infections. Here’s why it’s beneficial:

  • Bacteria Reduction: PVP-I significantly lowers the levels of harmful bacteria in the mouth.
  • Prevents Infections: By controlling bacteria, it helps prevent gum disease and tooth decay.
  • Safe and Quick: The treatment is non-invasive and safe for children.

Take a proactive step in your child’s dental care routine to maintain a healthy mouth and overall dental wellbeing.

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Oral Habits For Healthy Teeth

Good oral habits are essential for preventing dental problems in children, but without them, kids are at higher risk for cavities and gum disease. Here’s how you can help your child build strong, healthy oral routines:

  • Regular Brushing: Brushing twice a day prevents plaque buildup, which causes decay.
  • Daily Flossing: Teach them to floss daily to remove hidden food.
  • Healthy Diet Choices: Limit sugary snacks and drinks to reduce the risk of tooth decay.
  • Consistent Dental Check-ups: Visits the dentist every six months to catch dental issues.

By instilling these habits, you can protect your child from common dental problems and instill lifelong healthy behaviors.

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Cleanings & Exams

Regular cleanings and exams are crucial for maintaining your child’s dental health. Here’s how these visits make a difference:

  • Early Detection: Spots dental issues early.
  • Tartar Removal: Cleans off hard-to-remove tartar.
  • Gum Health: Checks and protects gums.
  • Habit Reinforcement: Corrects and encourages good dental habits.

Consistent dental visits keep your child’s teeth healthy and prevent future problems.

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Healthy Smiles

Regular dental cleanings and exams are essential for lifelong healthy smiles, and Dr. Susan is here to help. Her focus on early and thorough care prevents bigger issues and ensures your child’s comfort. Here’s our process:

Take advantage of our free consultation and stop dreading sleepless nights. Help your kids live with a beautiful smile and a restful sleep.

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Evergreen Pediatric & Airway Dentistry

Our dental office is conveniently located on Totem Lake Blvd in Kirkland. Get directions to our office or book an appointment today!

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12910 Totem Lake Blvd NE #103,
Kirkland, WA 98034


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Practice Hours

Monday: 7:30am-4:00pm
Tuesday: 7:30am-4:00pm
Wednesday: 7:30am-4:00pm
Thursday: 7:30am-4:00pm
Friday: Closed
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Common Questions About Pediatric Preventative Dentistry

At what age should my child first visit the dentist?

The American Dental Association recommends that a child’s first visit be within six months after the first tooth appears but no later than the first birthday.

How often should children have dental check-ups?

Children should see the dentist every six months for regular check-ups and cleanings unless advised differently by their dentist.

How can I help prevent cavities in my child's teeth?

Ensure your child brushes twice a day, flosses daily, eats a balanced diet, and visits the dentist regularly.

Is fluoride treatment really necessary for children?

Fluoride strengthens the enamel and prevents cavities. Dr. Susan will recommend if your child needs supplemental fluoride treatments.

What should I do if my child has a toothache?

Clean the affected area, rinse the mouth with warm salt water, and Dr. Susan as soon as possible.

How can I make dental visits less scary for my child?

Talk positively about dental visits, start them at an early age, and consider visiting a pediatric dentist who specializes in making children comfortable.