Pediatric Dentistry

General and Cosmetic Dentistry located in Redmond, WA
Pediatric Dentistry

Pediatric Dentistry services offered in Redmond, WA

Pediatric dentistry from the time children are little is one of the easiest ways to ensure good oral health. At Redmond Dentists in Redmond, Washington, Ellen Vyas, DDS, offers full-service pediatric dentistry, including teeth cleaning, digital X-rays, dental sealants, and cavity prevention. Call Redmond Dentists to schedule a pediatric dentistry visit for your child, or book an appointment online today.

Pediatric Dentistry Q&A

When does my child need to have their first pediatric dentistry appointment?

The providers at Redmond Dentists recommend that all children undergo their first pediatric dentistry appointment shortly after their third birthday. At this time, most baby teeth have come in, and your child is old enough to know what’s going on without being afraid.

To ensure a comfortable experience, you’re more than welcome to join your child in the exam room or hold them on your lap. 

What services does pediatric dentistry include?

The providers at Redmond Dentists offer a variety of pediatric dentistry services, including:

Oral exams

During an oral exam, your child’s dentist examines their teeth, gums, tongue, and cheeks. They check for potential problems, like cavities or gum disease, assess tooth alignment, and ensure your child is meeting all of their dental milestones. 

If your child’s dentist uncovers any problems, like an impacted tooth, they make personalized treatment recommendations. 

Digital X-rays

Digital X-rays use digital sensors and mild radiation to capture photos of your child’s jaws and tooth roots. X-rays provide a noninvasive way to check for underlying problems like severe cavities and bone loss. 

Fluoride treatment

Fluoride is a mineral found in most tap water. It strengthens the enamel when applied to teeth, reducing your child’s risk of cavities. 

Dental sealants

Some children have difficulty keeping the teeth at the back of their mouth clean. If your child regularly has cavities, their dentist might recommend dental sealants. Sealants are plastic coverings applied to your child’s molars.  


Fillings repair damage caused by tooth decay. The providers at Redmond Dentists offer tooth-colored fillings. These fillings don’t have any harmful ingredients, like mercury, and they blend in with your child’s smile. 

Patient education

Good brushing and flossing habits are key to a healthy, vibrant smile. The providers at Redmond Dentists love working with children, tweens, and teens. They explain how to brush and floss in easy-to-understand terms and encourage children to take good care of their teeth at home.  

Does pediatric dentistry reduce my child’s risk of cavities?

Yes. The providers at Redmond Dentists regularly work with kids and their families to prevent cavities. Depending on your child’s needs, they might suggest:

  • Limiting the frequency of meals and snacks
  • Choosing nutritious snacks
  • Avoiding sticky foods
  • Watching what your child drinks
  • Encouraging brushing and flossing twice daily

Call Redmond Dentists to schedule a pediatric dentistry appointment for your child, or book your visit online today.