Pediatric Dentistry | Dentist Maple Valley
Serving Maple Valley & Covington for over 20 years
Healthy primary teeth or baby teeth is vital for proper chewing and establishing proper alignment of the adult teeth coming in correctly. Early loss of primary/baby teeth due to decay and infection will compromise your child's bite, alignment, and formation of their adult teeth.
In addition it is never too early to have your child get familiar and comfortable visiting our Bellevue dental office.
Not sure how to care for your child’s teeth? Stop by our Maple Valley dentist office and ask. We’re happy to help guide you on the day-to-day care for their age. Introducing them to proper oral health early will help them form good habits, get them accustomed to daily oral care and regular dental visits, and give them a healthier smile that will last a lifetime.
Checkups & CleaningsThe best way to prevent oral disease and decay is to brush and floss on a regular basis. Brushing alone cannot completely remove all the plaque build-up, but brusing along with daily flossing can help prevent oral disease and decay. Checkups allow your dentist in Maple Valley to help prevent and catch any future dental problems. If your teeth are healthy, a visit once a year may be enough.
Sealants for KidsA dental sealant is a thin plastic film painted on the chewing surfaces of molars and premolars (the teeth directly in front of the molars). Sealants have been shown to be highly effective in the prevention of cavities. A sealant can last for as long as 5 to 10 years. Sealants should be checked at your regular dental appointment and can be reapplied if they are no longer in place.
Fillings for KidsA composite (tooth colored) filling is used to repair a tooth that is affected by decay, cracks, fractures, etc. The decayed or affected portion of the tooth will be removed and then filled with a composite filling. Because composite fillings are tooth colored, they can be closely matched to the color of existing teeth, and are more aesthetically suited for use in front teeth or the more visible areas of the teeth.
Age One Dental VisitWe recommend that brushing begin as early as six months, (or as soon as your child’s first tooth appears) and that they should see a dentist before their first birthday. That may sound young, but it’s never too early to start thinking about your child’s oral health. More than 40% of kindergarten-age children suffer from tooth decay. It’s even more common than asthma or hay fever.
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Come see us! We're on SE 240th St and and 225th Ave SE and right across the Columbia Bank and KeyBank.
Our Maple Valley Dentist OfficeSmiles for Maple Valley
Address: 23925 225th Way SE, Suite A, Maple Valley, WA 98038
Phone: (425) 432-0561
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Monday - Wednesday: 7am to 5pm
Thursday: 8am to 2pm (3rd Thursday of the month is from 10am to 7pm)
Saturday: 8am to 2pm (2nd Saturday of the month-only)