How can dental sealants benefit my child?

It’s very important to start your child off with a proper routine of oral health care. The preventive steps we take now are important for ensuring that they enjoy a lifetime of excellent dental health.

Part of this preventive care may include dental sealants. This is a process where a thin plastic resin is used to coat the chewing surfaces of teeth with pits, deep grooves, or uneven chewing surfaces. The sealant forms a shield to protect these surfaces and prevent decay.

If your child doesn’t yet have their permanent teeth, sealants can help protect baby teeth and keep them healthy. Baby teeth are important for proper development of permanent teeth.

Older children who have their permanent teeth can also benefit from dental sealants. When they are young, kids consume a lot of cavity-producing foods, and dental sealants prevent these foods from damaging healthy teeth.

Every child is different, and if your child’s teeth are generally healthy, they may not need dental sealants. But it is an easy process that requires no numbing, so it’s appropriate even for the youngest kids.

Please contact our Queen Anne dental office to arrange an appointment for your child to meet with Dr. Goel. After conducting a thorough exam, he will decide if your child can benefit from dental sealants.

Why are baby teeth important?

It’s a common mistake that people make in thinking that a child’s baby teeth are unimportant. This idea is probably due to the fact that the child will eventually lose all their baby teeth, so that must mean they’re not that important.

This is not the case. Like everything else in your body, baby teeth are there for a reason. Of course, your child needs them to chew and speak properly. But most importantly, baby teeth are designed to hold a place for permanent teeth that are already developing in the child’s jaw.

Parents at our Queen Anne dental office often ask us if and why a cavity in a baby tooth needs to be filled. The answer is that we need to do everything possible to make sure your child’s baby teeth stay intact until they are ready to come out naturally.

If your child develops a cavity and it is not filled, you are subjecting your child to unnecessary discomfort. If decay spreads and the tooth is lost too soon, underlying teeth may not erupt properly. This can potentially lead to tooth misalignment, and costly orthodontic treatment in the future.

Please contact our office if you would like to arrange a convenient time to bring your child by for a visit. 

What can you do to make my child’s first visit easier?

At Queen Anne Dental, we love treating kids! We know how important it is for that all-important first visit with us to be a success. The future of their good oral health depends on it!

First, we want to let you know that Dr. Goel has many years experience in treating children of all ages. Dental care for your child requires a gentle, understanding touch, and he knows exactly how to take care of your child’s unique needs any time they visit.

Their first visit sets the tone for their future oral health care, and we go out of our way to make it pleasant and fun. Our office environment is warm and inviting – we even have a special child’s area with toys, games, and colorful posters.

Our team is sensitive to your child’s needs, and will treat your child as the unique individual that they are. We promise that we will do everything possible to make the first visit stress-free for you and your child.

If it’s time for your child’s first checkup, please give our office a call. We will be happy to make arrangements for you to visit our office and meet our team. We want you to feel completely comfortable that your child’s oral health care is in good hands.

Do you recomend fluoride treatments for my child?

Fluoride is an essential element for keeping your child’s teeth healthy and protecting them from decay. At Queen Anne Dental, we want to do everything to help promote your child’s optimal oral health, and fluoride treatments are part of the preventive services we provide.

Most of us ingest sufficient amounts of fluoride through our public water supplies and the foods we consume – spinach, apple juice, and vegetables, to name just a few. But, depending on your diet and the area in which you live (residents of rural areas often live on a well, instead of public water), your child may benefit from topical fluoride treatments.

It’s important to establish a routine of early childhood visits so that Dr. Goel can keep a close watch on your child’s oral health as it develops. This way, he can establish a history that allows him to note any changes since the previous visit. It is during these visits that he can decide if your child is in need of an application of fluoride to keep his or her teeth strong and healthy.

We really love working with kids and helping them get a head start on good oral health care. Please feel free to arrange a convenient appointment for your child at our Queen Anne dental office.

How can I keep my child’s teeth healthy?

We are happy to welcome your little ones to our Queen Anne Dental office. Continuity of care is essential for providing comprehensive, convenient treatment for your entire family in one location. Dr. Goel has many years experience working with children, and he has truly developed a gift for making them feel safe and comfortable.

Just like adults, with children, the best defense against common dental problems like cavities is diligent at-home oral hygiene, routine dental exams, and professional cleanings. It’s crucial to help kids get started early with proper dental habits to ensure a lifetime of dental health.

Regular brushing and flossing is essential for excellent home care. Until your child is around eight years old, they probably won’t have the necessary dexterity to brush their own teeth, and they will need your help.

Once they are able to brush their teeth properly by themselves, you should check in with them periodically to make sure they’re doing an effective job. It’s common for kids to miss their back teeth when brushing, just because these teeth are harder to reach.

Brushing and flossing at home is a great start, but regular dental visits to our Queen Anne Dental office are necessary so that Dr. Goel can help to detect problems before they can advance and damage your child’s oral health. During this exam, we will also do a professional cleaning and check each tooth for signs of decay or other problems.

If you have any other questions about your child’s oral health, please don’t hesitate to contact our office.

Does Dr. Goel have experience treating children?

When you’re looking for dental care for your entire family, it is essential to find a dentist who understands your child’s unique personality. Regular dental exams are essential for good oral health, but children also require a dental team that can provide them with a positive experience to ensure continued care of their teeth.

Dr. Goel has many years of experience in treating children of all ages. He is very patient and sensitive to the fact that kids need to feel safe with us and secure in their surroundings. Our professional team takes pride in the high-quality, gentle care that we provide to our young patients. We know that you have a choice when it comes to care for your child, and we value the confidence that you put in us to help manage your child’s dental health.

As a team, we are committed to making sure that we make every visit comfortable and fun for kids. We have a special kids’ corner filled with games and toys that will help them see trips to the dentist as an enjoyable experience.

We would love the opportunity to show you the difference that gentle care at Queen Anne Dental can make to your child’s attitude about dental treatment. Please give us a call – we will be happy to schedule a time for you to visit our office and meet our team.


Do you treat children?

We do treat children while trying to make it fun and easy for them! In fact, Dr. Goel has many years of experience in working with very young children. We even have a special kids’ play area so that your children feel at home in a welcoming setting.

Treating children requires a special, gentle touch, and our team of caring professionals are trained to help our youngest patients feel safe and comfortable to help them enjoy their dental visits and feel good about taking care of their dental health.

Our emphasis is on helping your children get started on a lifetime of proper oral hygiene and dental care. The sooner we can establish a friendly relationship with your child, the more likely it is that they will see visits to the dentist as an enjoyable and positive event.

Your proactivity with your child’s care from an early age by bringing them in for regular visits allows us to monitor the growth and development of their teeth. This way we can avoid problems from developing or progressing. Most importantly, we do not want your child to associate trips to the dentist with pain, so it’s important to establish a routine of comfortable, enjoyable experiences early on.