Totem Lake Pediatric Dentistry

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Preventive Care

As parents, we understand the importance of keeping our children’s teeth healthy and strong from an early age. That’s why we are dedicated to providing the best preventive dental care for kids in the Kirkland, WA area.

We believe that preventive care is the key to a lifetime of healthy teeth, and we are here to help your child get off to the best start. Contact us today to learn more about our pediatric preventive dental services and schedule your child’s appointment!

Dental Exams and Cleanings

During the exam, Dr. Neda will examine your child’s teeth, gums, and overall oral cavity for signs of decay, disease, or developmental issues. The cleaning involves removing plaque and tartar buildup from the teeth, which helps prevent cavities and gum problems. These appointments are crucial for instilling good oral hygiene habits early on and educating both children and their parents on proper dental care practices.

Fluoride

Teeth are composed of many tiny pieces called molecules that attach to each other. These tiny pieces are constantly breaking apart throughout the day and reforming depending on our diet. Fluoride can be thought of as a “glue” for these pieces by keeping the molecules more tightly bound together and less prone to breaking apart. Topical fluoride treatment is effective in protecting children’s teeth and reducing cavities.

Dental Sealants

Think of a tooth’s top (chewing) surface as mountains with many grooves. When your child eats, food gets caught in those grooves.  Although daily brushing is essential, applying a dental sealant will enhance the ability to keep those hard-to-reach areas clean. A dental sealant flows into the grooves, “sealing” the tooth and reducing the probability of cavities. 

Radiographs (X-rays)

Radiographs  (or X-Rays) are an essential part of our diagnostic protocol.  Without them, dental conditions may go undetected. Dental X-Rays detect much more than dental cavities, and they allow the dentist to evaluate growth and development, bone health, pathology, and trauma. At Totem Lake Pediatric Dentistry, we use the latest dental X-ray technology with very minimal exposure.