According to the American Pediatric Association, your baby should be seen by a physician or dentist by his or her first birthday to have his or her teeth and mouth checked.
In these early years, your pediatrician and dentist should be checking their teeth and mouth at every visit. Unless they notice a problem or your baby sustains a fall or bump, those checks should be sufficient.
At Avalon Family Denitstryin Federal Way, WA, our firm belief is there is NO reason for a child not to LOVE the dentist! We've designed our infant dental care to have a positive effect on their development.
We are so honored to gain parents' trust to partner with their children to establish a great dental foundation that will last a lifetime!
At around ages two or three, your child will have his or her first full dental visit with our Federal Way family dentist, Dr. Lee.
We’ll explain everything you need to know to make dental hygiene a fun and normal part of his or her routine.
‘‘I have been a patient for nearly 20 years, and have had the best dental care available. Dr. Lee and her staff are courteous, professional, and really put your dental care and health first!‘‘
There are really two types of gum disease:
Gone are the times of “divided” medicine. More and more attention is being paid to how everything in the body is linked.
For many years, medicine tried to specialize in specific areas to the detriment of the patient. We are now in an era of co-treatment and co-diagnosis. Many things that go on in other parts of the body will manifest themselves in the mouth and vice-versa.
It is important to try to take the best possible care of your entire body. Visit your dental hygienist regularly for coaching on how to get enough sleep, exercise, reduce unnecessary environmental exposures, and maintain a proper diet.
Your Federal Way dentist, Dr. Lee, feels blessed to have our dedicated team of hygienists! Each of them displays a strong commitment to the field of dentistry and dental hygiene.
They have a true passion for helping each of our patients maintain a healthy mouth for a lifetime! They truly want to be your partners in your journey to optimal dental health .
At every hygiene visit (every three to six months!), we'll partner with you to make sure your smile and hygiene habits are spot-on and thus avoid significant dental expenses in the future.