Your child's first visit

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We’re parents, too!

As parents, sometimes we get overly concerned about introducing our young ones to new experiences. The team at Cascadia Kids Dentistry specialize at making trips to the dentist easy for the whole family.

The AAPD advises having your child’s first dental appointment by the age of one. Even if you are past that stage and well into the toddler or teenage years, it’s never too late to start your children on a healthy path.

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Empower your children

Your Issaquah, Kent and Maple Valley Kids dentists do more than just fix teeth. We design treatment plans according to their age to teach your children to prevent problems, handle difficult situations confidently, and make Mom and Dad proud.

Better care from infancy to adolescence

From diapers to learning how to drive, our team will help guide your children to a healthy smile and sense of self.

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Infant Care

Your baby’s first visit to the dentist by age one is all about education and prevention of cavities. Our team will provide you and your baby all the necessary tools to ensure a healthy smile for years to come.

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Toddler Care

Toddlers understand a lot more than we give them credit for. If their first visit is around ages 2-7, our dental family will make sure they view dentistry as fun and routine, rather than scary and burdensome.

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Pre to Adolescent Care

A healthy smile is especially important for children ages 8-18. From their very first visit, we’ll take steps to achieve their best smile, giving them confidence to face any challenges ahead.

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What to expect at your child’s first visit

  • Easy medical, dental & insurance forms to download and fill out before your visit.
  • Soft chairs, relaxing music, TVs above every chair, and healthy snacks to help both parents and kiddos relax.
  • Parents get a tour of the office.
  • You can always accompany your child during treatment.

Help Your Child Prepare for Their First Appointment

Tell them how awesome their visit will be!

Remember, your child doesn’t know what to expect when visiting the dentist — so why not introduce it as a fun adventure? Tell them about the office, the tent in the lobby, and all the toys and games they can play with while they wait for their checkup. Walk them through the process of a routine dental appointment; you can say that they’re getting their teeth cleaned, counted, and examined. And always speak with enthusiasm and excitement!

Decide together whether you’ll join your child during their visit.

Infants and younger children will likely want a parent to accompany them in the operatory. If your child prefers, you can even hold them in your lap throughout their appointment. Once they get more comfortable at our offices, they may want to be on their own for their exam and cleaning. We leave that decision to you and your child. The whole point is for you both to feel comfortable. Discuss it with your child beforehand, and just let us know what you’d like to do when you check in.

Come early to enjoy the office!

Whether your large family is in for back-to-back appointments, or you just want to enjoy a cup of coffee while your kid has some fun, our lobby is always open for early arrivals. It was specially designed for kids to create their own adventures while getting the healthcare they need and deserve. Some come early and watch your kid make positive memories at the dentist.

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How to Prepare as a Parent

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Confirm Your Appointment Location

We have three convenient locations in south east Seattle, so choose the one that best suits your needs! No matter which office you choose, you can expect the same stellar service at all of our locations.

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Fill Out New Patient Forms

New patient forms give us all the information we need for a seamless first visit and they help us get to know you and your family before you even enter our office. This means that when you and your little one arrive, we can focus on what matters most— your child’s dental health!

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Explore Insurance & Financing Options

We believe that quality dental care should be affordable and accessible for every family. That’s why we are in-network with a wide range of insurance companies and we accept payments through CareCredit. Check out our insurance and financing information for more details!

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