If you’re looking for dental care for your children, you want to find a caring dentist who can provide your child with the treatments they need to ensure their oral health. But it’s also important for you to have confidence in the dentist to be compassionate and caring about kids’ unique needs.
At Burien Dental Clinic, we enjoy treating children because we know how important it is for them to have healthy smiles. We treat each child as the unique little individual they are and do everything we can to help them learn to see dental visits as a positive, enjoyable experience.
A Gentle, Caring Approach
We like to see children starting around age three when most of their baby teeth have emerged. Most kids don’t usually need a lot of dentistry at this age, but our goal is to help them get used to being in a dental office. New surroundings, unfamiliar faces, and lots of strange-looking machines can seem pretty overwhelming to a young child!
During the first few visits, Dr. Blake Sessions will spend time with you to help you understand how to care for your child’s teeth at home. We’ll talk to you about the importance of good oral hygiene, a healthy and nutritious diet, and habits like thumb-sucking and bottle feeding.
Protecting Your Child’s Dental Health
Giving your child the gift of a healthy smile is one of the most important things you can do for them. You may wonder why it’s necessary to start them off at such an early age, but protecting the health of your child’s baby teeth is critical. Baby teeth are the foundation for the proper development of your child’s permanent teeth, so we need to do whatever we can to keep them healthy.
Preventive Treatments for Healthy Teeth
Baby teeth are meant to stay in your child’s mouth until permanent teeth are ready to make their appearance. If a baby tooth is lost before this, it can result in crooked or crowded teeth in the future.
If we find a cavity in a baby tooth, we need to fill it right away to preserve it and your child’s long-term oral health. As part of your child’s preventive regular exams, we may also recommend fluoride treatments to strengthen and protect their teeth.
Another way we can help protect your child’s smile is with an application of dental sealants. A sealant is a thin coating that’s applied to teeth like molars that have rough surfaces. The coating prevents bacteria from collecting in the deep crevices of the tooth and causing decay.
Dr. Sessions is a member of the Academy of GP Orthodontics, and as your child gets older and adult teeth start to come in, he can evaluate any issues in crowding, crossbites, or overbites and other problems. When we catch these conditions early, we give your child the best chance to have a great smile and minimize the amount of time that orthodontics might need to be involved.
Please Call to Schedule Your Child's Appointment
Dr. Sessions is a kind and caring children’s dentist in Burien, WA and would love to welcome you and your child to our family. Please contact our office, and we’ll be happy to arrange a convenient appointment for you to stop by for a visit.