As a family dentistry practice, Lakes Dentistry in Lakewood, WA, is delighted to welcome children of all ages for oral health care. Dr. Megan Miller and Dr. Bob Williams are both highly trained and experienced in serving the dental needs of your precious little ones. So, the next time someone needs to see the dentist, why not make it a family outing?
When children see their parents and their brothers and sisters going to the dentist, they are more inclined to want to see the dentist, too. This way, visits to the dentist become something to look forward to rather than feared.
The Children’s Dentist Lakewood Trusts
Just like adults, children should have dental checkups at least every six months. Dr. Miller and Dr. Williams would like you to begin regularly bringing your children to Lakes Dentistry around the time they are two years old. At their first checkup, we’ll count their teeth, examine teeth and gums—yes, children can get gum disease—and if they seem ready, we’ll give their teeth a quick cleaning.
As they and their smiles grow, these checkups will include more services. For example, we may recommend fluoride treatments. Fluoride is a mineral that strengthens teeth and is routinely added to drinking water. Because of the popularity of bottled water, however, many children do not get enough fluoride. Our fluoride treatments consist of a gel that is applied to teeth for only a few minutes.
Likewise, dental sealants help protect teeth, too. Sealants are “painted” on to children’s molars as a clear or white liquid and then harden to form a solid barrier against decay-causing bacteria that tends to hide in the pits and grooves of teeth.
Schedule an Appointment Today
To learn more about children’s dentistry at Lakes Dentistry, call our office today. We’ll be glad to take care of your and your children’s oral health needs. We conveniently serve patients in Lakewood, WA, and from the surrounding communities of Tacoma, University Place, Parkland, Steilacoom, and Joint Base Lewis-McChord.