- Brushing & Flossing Help
- Checkups & Cleanings
- Dental Sealants
- Digital X-rays
- Fluoride Treatment
- Space Maintainers
Our office regularly cares for the dental needs of children. The American Dental Association recommends having your child’s first dental appointment soon after the eruption of their first tooth. Our doctors like to see children for their initial visit between the ages of 12 and 24 months. You may also want to bring your child to your dental checkup when he or she is about one to become familiar with the sights, sounds, and friendly helpers in our dental office. We call this a Happy Visit. At age three, your child's independent checkup will typically involve a tooth-by-tooth inspection, cleaning, and fluoride treatment. Dr. Miller will check for proper development, as well as tooth decay and other areas of concern.
As your child grows, he or she will need regular checkups and hygiene visits to ensure optimal oral health. Our team will also teach oral homecare techniques so that your child can learn how to effectively brush and floss, with your help at first, then on his or her own. The dentist may recommend dental sealants or fluoride supplements. Sealants are thin, clear coatings that protect hard-to-clean back teeth from the sugars that cause tooth decay. Fluoride attracts other minerals to strengthen tooth enamel and ward off cavities. Because most bottled water does not contain fluoride, your child may be deficient in this essential mineral. Sealants and fluoride supplements are quick and easy protective measures that can save your little one from cavities.
Let us help your children learn the importance of optimal oral health from a young age. In some cases, we refer children to pedodontists, who are specialists in children's dentistry. We will help you make the best choices for your child's unique and precious personality.
We invite you to call Commencement Bay Dentistry of Tacoma, WA today to schedule your appointment with Dr. Miller. Our convenient location is accessible to patients from Tacoma and the surrounding areas. We look forward to learning how we can make you smile!