Comprehensive & Gentle Dental Care for Your Child
At Just Smile Dental, Dr. Webley and our staff understand the importance of good pediatric oral health. Our pediatric dentistry treatments help protect and restore children’s teeth so they can speak, eat, and have stunning smiles.
Our Everett, WA pediatric dentist, Dr. Webley understands that your child’s experience with us can affect their views on dentists for the rest of their life. We want them to associate the dentist’s office as a good place instead of being scared. We‘ll take our time with each patient so that they have an enjoyable and educational visit.
What Is Pediatric Dentistry?
Pediatric dentistry, or children’s dentistry, focuses on meeting children’s oral health needs and preserving their healthy smiles. When children develop their first tooth, our dentists are ready to provide the highest quality dental care and comfortable experience they need.
We’ll work with parents to ensure that their children take good care of their teeth at home. Our dentist will also monitor for any problems so we can catch them early to ensure healthy smiles for life.
What to Expect at Your Child’s Dental Appointment
When you visit our Everett dental practice, our team will guide you and your child on caring for their teeth at home. There will also be plenty of time to have all your questions answered. While we do this, your child will have plenty of time to explore our office at their own pace.
Preparing Your Child for Dentist Visit
Before visiting Just Smile Dental, there are some ways to keep your child at ease and make their appointment a successful visit:
- Schedule the appointment at a time your child is comfortable and well-rested.
- Bring your child’s comfort item or favorite toy.
- Use positive reinforcement.
- Speak positively about the upcoming dentist visit.
- Introduce books or shows about characters visiting the dentist.
Frequently Asked Questions
The sooner your child visits the dentist, the sooner they can have a lifetime of healthy smiles. From the moment their first tooth comes in, children should practice oral hygiene, starting with dental visits. Routine dental visits allow our pediatric dentists to detect and diagnose problems like cavities or tooth decay.
These are some of the common pediatric dental problems:
- Premature tooth loss
- Tooth decay
- Gum disease
- Malocclusion (bad bites)
- Tooth sensitivity
To avoid these problems from happening, it’s encouraged that you visit the dentist the moment your child grows their first tooth. With routine dental visits, pediatric dentists will ensure your child is set for life with a healthy smile.
Cavities are the most common dental issues seen in children. To prevent your child from getting cavities, pediatricians recommend the following:
- Limit snacks frequency
- Encourage practicing oral hygiene habits
- What watch your child drinks
- Make treats part of meals
- Avoid giving your child acidic and sticky foods
- Choose nutritious snacks
Friendly Pediatric Care at Just Smile Dental
Give your child the head start they deserve for a lifetime of healthy, confident smiles. Contact us at (425) 341-1111 to make an appointment. You can also request an appointment by booking an appointment online. We’re proud to provide comprehensive dentistry services for our patients in Edmonds, Marysville, Lynnwood, and Silver Firs, WA.