Category Archives: Pediatric Dentistry

We make dental care fun and relaxing

At Queen Anne Dental, we are pleased to announce the opening of our state of the art new dental practice in Queen Anne. We are here to serve the people of Queen Anne and surrounding areas of Bothell, Kirkland, Redmond and Bellevue. Our goal at Queen Anne Dental is to be your dental office for all of your dental needs and provide top quality dental care.

 Dental CareQueen Anne dental is owned by me and Dr. Evan Chiang, so rest assured you are going to see the same familiar faces every time you visit us. We are long term friends and our treatment philosophy is to provide the best dental care available in a caring and compassionate manner. Every individual is different and we believe in providing the care which best meets your individual needs.

We believe that dental treatment does not need to be painful, uncomfortable or for that matter expensive. We think that visits to dental office can be fun and relaxing too. We have created a warm, soothing and relaxing environment where you can feel at ease. We want to build long term relationship with you and provide the dental care in a pressure free environment.

We are open late and on Saturday so that you don’t have to miss work, Belle recital or a piano lesson of your kid to see the dentist. Our office is kids friendly and we have gone extra mile to make it fun for kids with toys, surprise gifts and cartoons. Please visit our website WoodinCreekDental.com to learn more about us. We look forward to welcoming you at our office.

When should your child first visit the dentist?

One common question we get asked is whether or not we see kids. The answer is yes! We love to see kids. We see kids of all ages. Our approach towards kids in general is to make the experience fun and not scary. We have several ways of doing this, for younger kids, after their appointment, they get to pick a toy out of our treasure chest. In fact it’s not uncommon for kids to look forward to coming to see us just so they can get a prize! We have also found that many kids react quite well to magic tricks, as this can put even the most scared child at ease. Our emphasis when we see kids is always on prevention, as we truly believe that for a kid, the less dentistry the better. So we are very careful to review good hygiene care habits with the parents. Many oral health problems can be prevented with the proper mindset!

When should parents bring their kids in? Our recommendation to parents is to bring their kid in not too long after the first tooth erupts. Our goal at this point is to not do any elaborate procedures on them, but to get them used to coming to a dental office and to be comfortable in such an environment. We want to shape the child into an adult who understands the value of good oral health, and it starts from a young age. Not instilling these values early on has dire consequences for the child, such as future pain and suffering and tooth loss, all things which could have been prevented with the proper mind set.

For a very young child, the first appointment often involves just taking a very cursory look (as much as the child will allow us to look), with no x-rays. We call this a lap exam, because the child will usually be sitting on the parent’s lap. We will introduce a tooth brush, and try to make the experience fun for the child. Afterwards, our recommendation is to see the child for an exam twice a year. Usually at the age of two or three, they will have a full set of baby teeth. Baby teeth can be thought of as space maintainers for the permanent teeth. Prematurely losing a baby tooth can result in shifting and migration of the remaining teeth, leading to future misalignment of the child’s bite. This often requires expensive orthodontic treatment to correct. That’s why it is of utmost importance to make sure that your child’s baby teeth are healthy. 

In summary, if you have kids, feel free to bring them! and we actually enjoy interacting with them, and helping them attain the level of oral health that they deserve!