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Pediatric Dentistry Specialist

Paul Y. Roe, DDS -  - Cosmetic & General Dentistry

PR Cosmetic and Family Dentistry

Paul Y. Roe, DDS

Cosmetic & General Dentistry located in Bothell, WA & Maple Valley, WA

Pediatric dentistry exclusively focuses on the dental needs of children. At PR Cosmetic and Family Dentistry in Bothell and Maple Valley, Washington, Paul Y. Roe, DDS, is specialized in offering your children the most comprehensive preventive care possible to ensure their long-lasting oral health. To learn more about the benefits of pediatric dentistry or if your child is due for a check-up, get in touch with the office today by phone or online and book an appointment.

Pediatric Dentistry Q & A

What is pediatric dentistry?

Pediatric dentistry refers to the field of dentistry exclusively devoted to the oral health of children from birth to their late teens.

Dr. Roe oversees your child’s dental health every step of the way — from permanent teeth growth, to the health and development of their gums throughout childhood.

It’s important to get your child in front of a dentist as early as possible. Children typically start growing teeth when they’re only six months old. That means that the earlier your child sees Dr. Roe, the higher the chances that Dr. Roe will catch any abnormality.

Compared to adults, children are five times more likely to contract dental diseases. Booking a pediatric dental appointment at PR Cosmetic and Family Dentistry guarantees that your child receives proper care, avoids tooth decay, and that their teeth grow out healthily with minimal complications along the way.

What treatments are included in pediatric dentistry?

Pediatric dentistry includes many of the same types of services general dentistry offers. However, the approach is different. Some of these services include:

  • Preventive dental care, like cleanings and fluoride treatments
  • Early teeth straightening evaluation
  • Improper bite management
  • Infant oral exams
  • Rectification of pacifier and thumb sucking issues
  • Gum disease management
  • Emergency dental care
  • Oral condition evaluation

Dr. Roe works with your children to ensure that they understand proper oral hygiene habits. This includes proper tooth brushing and the regularity with which they should do it, the importance of flossing, and the kinds of foods that will keep their teeth healthy and clean.

How often should a child see the dentist?

Dr. Roe recommends that you make an appointment for your child at least twice a year. This is the standard both for children and adults.

However, each person has his or her own dental needs. For instance, if your child has a case of tooth decay or unusual growths, Dr. Roe might recommend more frequent visits to the office.

If you’re unsure about whether your children need regular dental visits, a team member at PR Cosmetic and Family Dentistry can explain to you the optimal appointment schedule for your child to grow healthy teeth, strong enamel, and avoid cavities.

Get in touch with Dr. Roe today by phone or online to ensure that your child’s early years get to the dental support required to guarantee excellent dental health.