At Alder Dental, we offer services for the entire family. We are proud to serve our young patients and want to work with parents to set children on the right path toward caring for their dental health. We hope to establish a feeling of comfort with your child; studies have shown that when children are comfortable with their dentists, they are likely to maintain oral care throughout their lives. We also hope to educate children and adults alike on proper home techniques and discuss creating healthy habits.
Cleanings for Kids
Scheduling regular professional dental cleanings are important to your child's dental health as well as daily brushing and flossing. We will show your child the specialized tools using kid-friendly language to show them each step, working to reduce fears and pique curiosity. Their dental cleanings will include:
|Remove stains with polishing
|Discuss brushing and flossing tips
|Encourage healthy food habits
Learn more about Fluoride Treatments
Kids Dental Exams With Dr. Alder
Meeting with Dr. Alder for regular examinations will help us detect and prevent health issues in your child's mouth before they become serious. We ask to see your child at least twice a year. Dr Alder wants to help your children catch problems when they are small and easier to treat. If problems are missed or ignored by parents, the problems will only continue to grow.
Examinations for your child generally include:
|Visual inspection of entire oral cavity for anything unusual
|Examination of head, neck, cheeks, and lips for anything unusual
At Alder Dental, we encourage our young patients to receive dental sealants. Dental sealants protect teeth from cavities, serving as a barrier between bacteria and your child's teeth. With sealants, we are seeing more and more children reach adulthood having never experienced a cavity.
For more information on caring for your children's teeth and how we can help, contact Brian Alder, DDS, at our Vancouver office. (360) 831-0831