Children’s Dentistry in Issaquah & Renton
Providing Quality Children’s Dental Care
Issaquah & Renton Dental Practice
While it is never too early to establish good dental hygiene, not every dentist knows how to effectively work with kids. You need a dental practice that understands the specific needs and potential fears of children’s dentistry and teaches young patients how to maintain lifelong oral health. That’s exactly what you will find when you work with the exceptional dental team at Michael J Scoles DMD.
First and foremost, we love kids! As a father of 2 young boys, Dr. Scoles knows the importance of keeping your child’s teeth healthy and getting them into healthy oral habits when they are young. Our experienced and compassionate dentists focus on education and preventive dentistry during the first few appointments in order to establish good brushing habits as early as possible, which can help keep your kids from ever getting cavities.
Your Child’s First Visit
Going to the dentist can be frightening, so Michael J Scoles DMD strives to make the little ones feel comfortable right from the start. In fact, we encourage parents to bring toddlers into our family dentistry office for a “play” appointment as early as two because we want your child’s initial visit to be fun and stress free. During the appointment, our dentists will conduct a risk assessment to determine your child’s likelihood for developing cavities and provide you with all of the information you need for effective at-home care. We can go over nutrition tips, discuss pacifier and bottle habits, and provide advice on how to help prevent injuries to the mouth and teeth.
One of our main priorities during these initial visits is to make sure that the kids have a positive learning experience. We spend a lot of time teaching them exactly what they need to do to take care of their teeth. The earlier a child learns about oral hygiene, the better. Good habits translate into good health, and fewer cavities in the future.
The Importance of Early Dental Health Education
If your child goes to school, don’t be surprised if he gets a lesson from Dr. Scoles in the classroom! Michael J Scoles DMD feels so strongly about education that he regularly visits local schools to talk about dental health and oral care. Most schools do not make time for kids to brush after lunch or snack times, so we can provide brushes for the entire class! By reinforcing the importance of good oral health in a fun and interactive way, we hope to instill an appreciation for healthy teeth and gums that lasts a lifetime.
Set up your child’s first dental visit by calling: