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Pediatric Dentistry

Pediatric Dentistry

Pediatric Dentistry services offered in Seattle, WA


Preserving a healthy smile starts the moment your child’s first tooth emerges. At Seattle Crown Hill Dental in Seattle, Washington, expert pedodontist Thoa V. Nguyen, DDS, provides friendly, compassionate pediatric care for children of all ages and can treat most without sedation. Call Seattle Crown Hill Dental today or schedule an appointment online for comprehensive pediatric care.

Pediatric Dentistry Q & A

What is pediatric care?

Pediatric care is a dental specialty that monitors, tracks, and treats oral health concerns in children. At Seattle Crown Hill Dental, the team provides cradle-to-college care that begins even before your baby’s first tooth emerges and continues through early adulthood. 

With a dental team that sees patients of all ages, Seattle Crown Hill Dental can help start your child out on the road to lifelong good oral health and care for their smile as they age.

What does pediatric care include?

Seattle Crown Hill Dental offers a full scope of pediatric care services, including:

Age one dental visits

Age one dental visits are early meetings with the pediatric dental team to evaluate your infant’s oral health. These initial appointments allow your baby to develop a comfortable relationship with their dentist in an environment where they feel safe. 

The team also uses age one dental visits to detect signs of baby bottle tooth decay, thumb-sucking, and other dental concerns that commonly affect babies and young children.

Dental cleanings and exams

The pediatric team at Seattle Crown Hill Dental recommends bringing your child in every six months for a comprehensive dental exam and cleaning. These visits allow the team to track and monitor your child’s oral health and tooth development to identify early signs of decay (cavities), malocclusions (bite problems), and other dental concerns.

Crowns

A crown is a custom-made cap shaped like a tooth. If your child has a severely damaged, decayed, or weakened tooth, their dentist can protect and restore it with a dental crown. Seattle Crown Hill Dental has an onsite milling machine that the expert dental team uses to create same-day CEREC® crowns.

Sealants

Dental sealants are thin strips of plastic that form a barrier around your child’s chewing surfaces. The pediatric dental team recommends sealants for teeth that are vulnerable to cavities.

Fillings

A filling is a cavity treatment that restores a decayed tooth. Seattle Crown Hill Dental uses safe, non-toxic, tooth-colored composite materials that protect damaged teeth and blend in with your child’s smile.

When should I seek pediatric care for my child?

Pediatric care should begin shortly after your child’s first tooth emerges. You should also reach out to your pediatric dentist if your child experiences uncomfortable symptoms, such as:

  • Trouble latching while breastfeeding
  • Tooth pain
  • Swollen gums
  • Halitosis (bad breath)
  • Excessive thumb-sucking

Call Seattle Crown Hill Dental today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about pediatric dentistry.

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