The oral care specialists at Selah Creek Dental strive to provide a fun and comfortable environment for patients of all ages. We understand the importance of providing children with a positive dental foundation.
By starting early, a child is placed on the right track for great oral health, and they are less likely to require serious dental treatments later in life. You can be sure that your child’s teeth are in good hands with Selah Creek Dental.
The First Dental Visit
A child should have their first dental visit by the time they turn one-year-old. By visiting at this early age, children become familiar with the process and the environment, establishing a foundation of trust and comfort for future visits. During this initial visit, parents are able to ask any questions they have regarding their child’s oral hygiene practices. Parents are also provided important information about teething, cavity prevention, brushing and flossing, thumb sucking and more.
Complete Checkups for Kids
Just like adults, children should visit us twice a year for a complete dental checkup. These routine examinations are very important because they enable our dental health specialists to properly manage your child’s oral health and provide timely treatment in the event that any serious issues are discovered. Every child who receives a complete dental checkup will be given a professional teeth cleaning, digital X-rays when necessary and an oral cancer screening. These visits are also an opportunity for us to provide parents with information on how to properly care for their child’s teeth.
By conducting proactive preventive treatments, we can help your child avoid the need for more intensive dental procedures later in life. Some of the most common preventive treatments we offer include dental sealants, supplemental fluoride applications and mouth guards for children who play sports.
As your child progresses through the years of childhood and adolescence, they will most likely be particularly concerned about the appearance of their teeth. That is why we take great pride in providing children with dental restorations that look and feel completely natural. Whether your child needs a crown, a cavity filled or bonding, their teeth are in the best possible care.
Children who are undergoing more extensive procedures often benefit from dental sedation. We also offer dental sedation when a child is extremely apprehensive about receiving treatment. The process is heavily monitored to ensure that the child is kept safe throughout the entire procedure. While most children who visit our practice do not require any form of dental sedation, it can be very helpful in the right situations.
When children lose baby teeth too early, having the surrounding teeth shift their positioning would result in undesired effects. Spacers can be used to hold that space open for permanent teeth.
Dental emergencies can affect patients of all ages, and we are prepared to provide timely treatment for your child if needed. Our experts will help your child through every step of the process, and we will do whatever we can to make your child feel safe and comfortable during this potentially scary event. While nobody wants to experience a dental emergency, you can rest easy in knowing that the team at Selah Creek Dental is ready.
A visit to Selah Creek Dental is the first step to getting your child on the right track for outstanding oral health and a great looking smile. Please call us at 509-698-6684 to get started.