Dental Care

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Children’s Dentistry in Lynnwood, WA

At Alderwood Children’s Dentistry, our mission is to help kids throughout Lynnwood and the surrounding areas develop healthy, beautiful smiles through pediatric dental treatment. Our kids dentist and highly trained team of dental specialists work closely with our patients to design personalized treatment plans that focus on creating a great smile in the long-term, and we have the experience and the skill to make dental visits a pleasant experience even for our youngest patients. We offer a wide range of pediatric dental services, but one of the most important elements of creating a healthy smile is also one of the most routine: dental exams. 

Why Are Dental Exams Important?

Routine dental exams involve a thorough examination of your child’s teeth, jaw, bite, mouth, and smile by our Lynnwood pediatric dentist. During the exam, your dentist will check to make sure your child’s teeth are developing normally and watch out for any problems that may be forming. Kids should have a routine dental exam about once every six months, as this allows us to effectively monitor dental development and keep the teeth healthy and clean. In some cases we may recommend more frequent exams, but this is up to your dentist’s discretion. 

What Happens in a Dental Exam?

During a dental exam appointment, your child will meet with our children’s dentist for a physical examination of their mouth. Your dentist may use mirrors and other instruments to examine all of your child’s exposed tooth area, keeping an eye out for problems like plaque or cavities. In addition to a physical exam, we may also take other diagnostic records like photographs or x-rays to better evaluate your child’s dental health and to be able to track your child’s progress over time. After the dental examination, one of our dental hygienists will then perform a thorough teeth cleaning, using specialized instruments to scrape off bacteria, plaque, and tartar and leave your child’s teeth completely clean. Regular exams and teeth cleanings are critical to preventing cavities and helping your child develop a healthy smile. 

Schedule an Appointment with Your Lynnwood Kids Dentist

Dental exams are a critical part of maintaining good oral hygiene and achieving a healthy smile – and if you’re ready to schedule one for your child, we’d love to help. Contact us today to learn more about check-up appointments and to schedule one at our Lynnwood office. We can’t wait to hear from you, and we look forward to helping your child develop a beautiful, healthy smile that lasts a lifetime!