Family & Pediatric Dentist in Issaquah
Providing Dental Services in Issaquah to Every Age
Our staff members at Remarkable Smiles at Modern Family Dentistry of Issaquah know a visit to the dentist can be scary for children and grown-ups alike! That is why our philosophy is to make sure you have a smile on your face when you wave goodbye. We are dedicated to your comfort during any of our dental procedures and want to make sure you are completely satisfied with our services.
About our family dentistry services:
- Our team keeps the environment positive and fun.
- The Reception Room is equipped with a kid’s area and entertainment for the rest of the family. Overhead movies are available during dental procedures for immersion in another world.
“My philosophy with kids is, no matter what happens before or during their appointment, when they leave, they need to have a smile on their face. That way, when they look back on the appointment, they think, “Hey, that was actually kind of fun!’” – Dr. Jorgensen, Issaquah dentist.
The most import part that makes us the go-to family dental facility in Issaquah, is how great our professionals are with kids.
3 Things you should know about your child’s teeth:
- Even though your child’s first baby front teeth usually appear before their first birthday, their permanent front teeth are already beginning to form at about this time. At this age their future smile may benefit from a fluoride supplement or could become damaged by certain medicines. Be sure to ask for more information.
- Your child’s dental age and their chronological age may be quite different. That’s why some kids lose their baby teeth much earlier than their friends and some much later.
- Decay or loss of a baby tooth can have significant orthodontic and consequences later on. It’s the baby teeth that tell the permanent adult teeth where to go.
Dr. Jorgensen has a direct and positive approach to working with kids. Keeping the subject fun and light, he talks with his youngest patients in a way that they can relate to him. Children love coming to visit Dr. Jorgensen and his staff where they find a positive and relaxed atmosphere. From the moment they walk in the door, to the moment they leave, they’ll have plenty of entertainment to keep their minds occupied.
At our family dental facility, children’s dentistry includes a waiting room fully equipped with a kid’s area. There are iPad games to keep them entertained while the rest of the family gets their check-ups. And during their check-up, kids can sit back, relax, and enjoy a fun movie! With the on-screen entertainment, kids often don’t even realize they’ve had any kind of procedure done. This amazing relaxing tool leaves them feeling like they have had a good time.
What to expect for children 1 or 2 years old:
- A brief exam from the comfort of their mothers’ laps
- A quick search and count of teeth eruptions, checking to make sure everything is on schedule
- An evaluation of the health of gums and teeth
- A review of home-care with you and your child
What to expect for bigger kids:
- A regular hygiene check-up
- Teeth cleaning and polishing
- Reviewing of home- care (brushing and flossing)
- Review of how their diet can affect the health of their teeth
Frequently asked questions about children’s dental care
As a resource to help you navigate the often-complicated world of your infant or young child’s dental health, as well as going to the dentist, here’s our answers to some of the most commonly asked questions we’ve received!
- What should I use to clean my baby’s teeth? Use a small, soft-bristled tooth brush, ideally one designed for infants. Use it no less than once a day, right before bed.
- When should I take my child for their first check-up? You should take your child to your baby dentist before their first tooth comes in, which is generally before their first birthday.
- Are pacifiers or thumb sucking harmful? No, they’re only harmful if this goes on for an extended period. Most children will stop on their own, but if this continues after they’re 3, please visit your pediatric dentist.
- When should I start using toothpaste? As soon as possible! Just use a small drop when your infant’s teeth erupt and use a soft infant toothbrush. After they’re about 3 to 5 years old, increase the amount to about the size of a pea.
- What kind of food is good for my child? Make sure they eat a balanced diet, which means they should have at least one serving of fruits and vegetables, breads and cereals, dairy products, eggs, fish, and meat. Keep the amount of sugars as low as possible to prevent decay.
- How do I prevent tooth decay? Take your child to the dentist regularly, as soon as the first tooth erupts, so we can help to recommend a customized program and provide information so that your child has healthy habits for life.
- How much fluoride does my child need? Please bring your child to a child dentist to evaluate the fluoride levels of wherever your child is getting their primary source of water. If necessary, we can prescribe fluoride supplements.
- How often should my child see the pediatric dentist? Your child should have a check-up at least every six months in order to prevent cavities and other dental problems. When you visit, your dentist can let you know how often they should visit based on their personal oral health. Your dentist may provide hygiene instructions, fluoride treatments, teeth cleanings, and much more.
- What is the best toothpaste for my child? Many toothpastes contain harsh abrasives which could possibly eat away at your child’s tooth enamel. Make sure you find a toothpaste that has been recommended by the American Dental Association. Finally, remember that children should spit out toothpaste instead of swallowing in order to not ingest too much fluoride.
If you need more general advice on how to take care of your child’s dental health in between visits to your pediatric dentist, contact our children’s dentist office in Issaquah for tips for healthy teeth for your kids!
Our family dental facility knows the importance of keeping young smiles healthy. That’s why we offer quality children’s dentistry to the Issaquah, WA, area, keeping children’s appointments light, fun, and informative. Kids won’t want to miss out on the opportunity to get a token for the toy dispenser end of every appointment!