Finding "children's dentist Puyallup" on the Internet should bring you to Kid's Choice Dental in four locations in King and Pierce counties. Taking care of your child's teeth is vital so they can have healthy and happy smiles as they reach adulthood. It's also important because treating minor problems early prevents them from becoming major issues later on.
But what does it mean to be a pediatric dentist and why are pediatric dentists the best choice to provide care for your child's teeth?
A children's dentist is a pediatric dentist. A pediatric dentist specializes in treating children, including diagnosis, prevention, and correction. At Kid's Choice Dental, our pediatric dentists have years of experience treating children. There's nothing we are more passionate about than seeing a child go home with a healthy smile. A healthy smile gives children confidence.
While pediatric dentists and general dentists both attend and graduate from dental school, pediatric dentistry is specifically geared toward children. Pediatric dentists have a deeper understanding of child psychology and development. In addition, pediatric dentists offer an environment that appeals to children and keeps them calm.
Part of this environment includes educating them about their teeth and dental care in a language they understand as well as employing the use of finger puppets and toys to hold their attention and make their visit a positive experience.
Your child's first tooth should erupt around 6 months after birth. Once you see the first tooth, it's the perfect time to make an appointment with Kid's Choice Dental so our pediatric dentists can check the tooth to make sure it is healthy and developing correctly. After that, regular appointments every six months are just fine.
Kid's Choice Dental offers a variety of services to provide the best care possible to our patients.
Preventative dentistry includes teeth cleanings, which should occur every six months to remove plaque from harder to clean areas of the teeth. Our pediatric dentists will also conduct a thorough exam of your child's teeth and may order digital x-rays or other types of images of your child's teeth if necessary. Exams and cleanings are the best way to prevent dental problems or spot them early.
At some point, all kids will develop a cavity. This is usually where fear of the dentist occurs, but the good news is that Kid's Choice Dental offers an alternative way to treat cavities without drilling and filling. If your child has a small cavity and is a good candidate for the treatment, we can use a special anti-microbial liquid that stops tooth decay and prevents new decay. All we have to do is brush it on, so there's no pain, no shots, and no drilling.
Every child deserves a happy and healthy smile. And sometimes that requires restorative dentistry to provide baby crowns, baby root canals, and tooth color restoration. Our team is highly qualified to treat a variety of problems. We will make your child as comfortable as possible every step of the way until their smile is fully restored.
If you have a special needs child, Kid's Choice Dental is fully prepared to welcome them with open arms and provide them with the dental care they need. We can accomodate just about any special needs a child may have, including lowering the lighting for light-sensitive children, reducing noise, or even providing a gentle touch to calm them. All we need is advance notice to prepare.
We provide dental care to special needs children, including those with autism, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, ADHD/ADD, Down Syndrome, ODD, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, vision and/or hearing impaired, sensitivity to light and sound, and bi-polar disorder.
There are some cases in which patients are difficult to keep still and calm during procedures. It's possible that we may need to sedate your child to safely continue treatment. Nitrous oxide is perfectly safe for children. We will never sedate your child without your consent. You can also ask about and request alternative sedation methods.
When it comes to children, there's always the possibility that they will have a dental emergency whether it's a knocked-out or broken tooth, an infection, painful toothache, or some other kind of problem that needs immediate treatment. Kid's Choice Dental stands ready to provide emergency service.
Kid's Choice Dental uses state-of-the-art technology to provide the best treatment possible to our patients. We use low radiation digital x-rays and 3D impressions to give your child additional comfort during their appointment. Going to the dentist should be a positive experience.
The cost of treatment varies patient to patient depending on what kind of treatment they need. For example, a simple cleaning will cost less than a baby root canal or crown procedure. Kid's Choice Dental will work with you to make treatment as affordable as possible. Dental insurance also usually covers many of the procedures we offer and we will gladly file insurance claims on your behalf.
Don't let cost prevent your child from getting the dental care they need. Treating problems early prevents them from becoming major and more expensive problems later on.
Kid's Choice Dental is dedicated to providing the best care to children possible. With offices in Tacoma, Puyallup, Southcenter, and Federal Way in King and Pierce counties, parents can choose the location that is most convenient for them. The important thing is that your child is getting the dental care they need so they can have a healthy and happy smile that will last a lifetime.
Going to the dentist should not be a scary experience. Our goal is to make dentistry fun and to help children develop excellent oral hygiene habits. To make an appointment or to learn more, call us at 253-848-7000 today!