The Northgate Smiles Seattle pediatric dentistry practice emphasizes prevention and dental education in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. This creates a positive dental outlook as your child grows and develops. When pediatric dental problems are detected early, intervention may reduce or avoid future dental problems.
Our office, as well as the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), recommends that your child visit the dentist by his or her first birthday or within 6 months of her or his first tooth eruption-whichever comes first. You can read more about the recommendations here.
Along with the (AAPD), we recommend that children have a check-up every six months to prevent cavities. This also helps us to spot possible dental problems early.
As a mother of two young children, Dr. Aylen is committed to making sure every child has the most positive dental experience possible. We all want your child to enjoy their dental visits and help encourage a positive outlook about going to the dentist. This will help to build habits that will lead to a lifetime of good oral health. Meet Dr. Aylen DDS, Dr. Aluas DDS and Dr. Goldwire DDS.
We recommend that you refrain from using words around your child that might cause unnecessary fear of dentistry, such as ‘needle’, ‘shot’, ‘pull’, ‘drill’, or ‘hurt’. Our office makes a practice of using pleasant words that convey the same message but are less frightening to your child.
For Children with dental anxiety, we offer nitrous oxide gas for an additional fee. We also have TV monitors in the treatment rooms for their enjoyment. And, of course everyone gets a visit to the treasure box when they are done.