What to Expect From Your Children’s Dentist

First and foremost, we want your child to see going to the dentist as a positive experience that can actually be fun. You can expect some or all of the following from your family dentist:

  • Comprehensive pediatric dental exams give parents and guardians vital information to keep kids’ teeth healthy and strong. A complete exam includes cleaning, fluoride treatments, helpful nutrition information, and counseling to establish good habits. Remember that we are a holistic dentistry practice, so treating the entire body is vital to our mission.
  • Sealants may be recommended and applied for added protection.
  • If cavities are present, Dr. Perry will recommend a course of treatment—fillings, crowns, extractions, and anything else that may be necessary.
  • We will perform pediatric exams and take X-rays to determine any need for orthodontic procedures.
  • We will handle emergencies, including broken or damaged teeth, infections, and accidents.

Prevention for Pediatric Dental Patients

Tooth decay and gum disease prevention is the most important aspect of being a pediatric dentist treating children. Dr. Perry and his team of the best hygienists and assistants in the area will work diligently to ensure your children enjoy excellent oral health.

The sooner children begin getting regular dental checkups, the healthier their mouths will stay throughout their lives. Early checkups will help to prevent cavities and gum disease. If left untreated, both of these problems will lead to pain, trouble concentrating, and other medical problems. Dental problems can affect your children’s ability to chew and speak. We want your children to have a beautiful smile they proudly show off.

According to the website of The Center for Pediatric Dentistry, “Tooth decay is the most common chronic disease among children in the United States.” The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that “more than 40 percent of children have decay by the time they reach kindergarten.”

In Washington state, nearly 60% of elementary school-age children suffer from preventable dental decay, and more than one in five have cavities in at least seven teeth. These are startling statistics that we are working very hard to change. Please help us provide your children with the dental care they need and deserve.

Learn More About Dentistry for Kids

Please call Perry Family Dentistry today (360) 424-3133 to schedule an exam and cleaning for your children. You may also fill out our online contact form, and one of our team members will reach out soon to answer any questions.