Our Pediatric Dentistry Services
We specialize in pediatric dental services for infants, toddlers, children and teens, including those with special needs, offering a personalized approach to your child’s dental needs. We strongly believe in prevention and love to educate patients and parents, so you leave here feeling prepared and confident.
At Seattle Kids Dentistry, we are committed to making your child relaxed – even during the most uncomfortable appointments like a tooth extraction. Whether your child is in need of a tooth extraction due to a dental emergency or to make room for other permanent teeth, our team will make sure your child is comfortable.Learn More ›
Our caring and compassionate team at Seattle Kids Dentistry offers same-day appointments to accommodate the unexpected. There is no reason for your child to suffer from dental pain: make an appointment at our conveniently located modern office located in the heart of Seattle at the foot of Queen Anne Hill.Learn More ›
0 to 1 Year
Whether you’re an expecting parent or have a child younger than 12 months old, our goal is to help you and your child establish good dental habits and reduce the risk of cavities early on.
Toddler Wellness Visit
1 to 3 Years
Your visit will start with a Caries Risk Assessment to see whether your child’s teeth have or are showing early signs of cavities. Our team will also provide you with oral hygiene instructions and guidance regarding diet, nutrition and other oral habits. The right nutrition and a simple fluoride treatment may be a sufficient alternative to a filling or restoration.
If this is the first time you’re visiting us, we’ll introduce you to the “knee-to-knee” exam method, which simply means your toddler will sit on your lap while we work.
4 to 10 Years
These are the habit making or breaking years, where the teeth are developing and growing, so your child’s teeth need to be evaluated more closely. We’ll walk you through a Caries Risk Assessment to determine if your child has cavities, and we’ll provide you with oral hygiene instructions to address habits and prevent decay on the permanent teeth growing in.
At this age, we encourage you to let your child visit the chair alone. This independence allows children to focus on instructions given by our dental team and feel in charge.
11 Years and older
Teenagers and young adults are busy these days, and visiting the dentist may not be their number one priority. However, it’s just as important to brush, floss and maintain regular dental appointments at this age. Teens actually have a higher rate of cavities due to frequent snacking, busy schedules and poor nutrition, and most already have all of their permanent teeth. Teeth that need to last a lifetime!
At this age, we also like to recommend an Orthodontic evaluation.