First Dental Visit – Kirkland, WA
Your first visit: an easy, concise, and enjoyable experience
As a parent, we invite you to come to your child’s visit with an eased attitude toward their care. Rest assured that Kirkland Kid’s Dentistry is committed to making your child’s dental experience the most rewarding.
It is normal for you or your child to feel uneasy about visiting the dentist. We believe in addressing those feelings by making you feel at ease in our practice while offering your child the highest level of care.
Infant exam : 0-1year
This visit has a “well-baby” approach. During this visit, the focus is on education. We will review growth and developmental milestones and educate you on the signs to identify a healthy baby teething process.
Toddler visit: 1-3 years
We will likely have your young child simply sit on your lap while we work. This exam method is called the “lap-to-lap” exam method. In this age group, we will address the following topics: Dental emergencies, Thumb sucking, Teeth grinding, and Prevention of cavities
At this age, we perform an exam with the child sitting in the parent’s lap for comfort, this is referred to as a “lap-to-lap” exam. For this age group, our education caregiver education focuses on dental emergencies, thumb sucking, teeth grinding, and cavity prevention.
Pre-school/Primary school: 4-11years
For this age group, our attention is focused on prevention such as sealants, contact sports, dental emergencies, and breaking harmful habits.
Adolescent: 12-18 years
We find that our teens demonstrate a higher rate of cavities than other age groups due to the frequent consumption of sports drinks, snacking, packed schedules, and deficient nutrition. As a result of these observations, we focus this session on cavity prevention, offensive breath, teeth grinding, mouth guards for sports, and teeth whitening.
Complex medical needs
Our specialty is providing dental care for all children and addressing their individual needs including any sensory, behavioral, emotional, physical, developmental, or cognitive needs. At Kirkland Kids Dentistry, we have a team with the ability and experience to prove the highest quality care for your child.
Please remember to bring your smile and the following documents to your first appointment:
- Your completed patient information form
- Your insurance card
Keeping up with a healthy smile requires regular checkups!!
The American Dental Association states that you and your child should receive regular checkups and professional cleaning every six months to ensure your teeth and gums remain healthy.