At Northgate Smiles, our friendly doctors and staff make kids feel safe and comfortable when they visit our office. This creates a positive outlook about going to the dentist as your child grows and develops. Our Seattle pediatric dentistry practice emphasizes prevention and dental education in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Our priority is helping children learn how to care for their teeth and build healthy habits. We also know that when dental problems are detected early, intervention may reduce or even help avoid future issues.
It’s important for kids to begin wellness checks as soon as they have teeth. 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.
Excellent service and professionalism. Had a great cleaning for my 11-year-old. Very happy
-Liam G., Seattle, WA
Oral health is an important part of a child’s overall health. Unfortunately, cavities are common in children. Along with the (AAPD), our office recommends that children have check-ups 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. The Northgate Smiles pediatric dentistry team wants your child to enjoy their dental visits and we encourage a healthy attitude about going to the dentist. We help kids to build habits that will lead to a lifetime of good oral health.
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 kids’ enjoyment. And, of course every child gets a visit to the treasure box when they are done.