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Children’s Dental Appointments in Shoreline, WA

At the office of Steven M. Stanley, DDS, our Shoreline dentist and his professional team are ready to serve the smiles of children as young as two. It is our mission to get your child used to the dentist chair, because making their oral health a priority early in life will help them maintain good habits in the years to come. We provide our younger patients with comprehensive care while making their comfort a key priority.

Starting Early

Parents should be conscious of their child’s oral health as soon as the first tooth develops. Oral health and overall health go hand in hand, so it’s important to pay attention to your child’s teeth and gums as they continue to develop. It’s also important to remember that children are prone to the same dental issues as adults, so limiting their sugar intake and promoting healthy habits is imperative to preventing cavities and other complications.

Appointments: What to Expect

Children often base their reactions on the behavior of their parents. It is imperative that the parent maintain a positive mood when discussing dentistry in any regards. If a parent is nervous about a procedure or they make any references to dentistry being uncomfortable, then the child might develop anxieties about visiting the dentist.

Letting your child get used to the dental environment can go a long way toward establishing healthy behaviors later in life. Dr. Stanley is a strong advocate for prevention, because several oral health conditions that can be avoided with proper dental hygiene and routine visits to the dentist. Regularly scheduled cleanings throughout life can help get rid of hard-to-reach plaque and allows the dentist to chart your child’s oral development, both crucial parts of preventing tooth decay, gum disease, and more.

Our Specialists

Although a general dentist, Dr. Stanley is certified to monitor and examine your child’s oral health. He and his highly-trained staff will be able to address health conditions, such as cavities, and offer thorough treatment while continuing to educate you and your child on prevention. We also work with pediatric dentistry specialists to make sure your children get the exact care they need.

Call today for an appointment!

Our team wants your child’s visits to our dental practice in Shoreline to be both pleasant and rewarding. We also hope to provide your child with a strong understanding of prevention, helping them make their oral health a priority. Call Steven M. Stanley, DDS today to schedule your next dental appointment.