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Pediatric Dentistry

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Your dentists serving Bellingham and Mount Vernon recommend that brushing begins as early as six months, (or as soon as your child’s first tooth appears) and that they should see a dentist before their first birthday.

That may sound young, but it’s never too early to start thinking about your child’s oral health. More than 40% of kindergarten-age children suffer from tooth decay. It’s even more common than asthma or hay fever.

In fact, despite being largely preventable, tooth decay is one of the most widespread chronic childhood diseases in America, and is the number 1 cause for missed time from school.

Healthy primary teeth or baby teeth are vital for proper chewing and establishing proper alignment of the adult teeth coming in correctly.

Early loss of primary/baby teeth due to decay and infection will compromise your child's bite, alignment, and formation of their adult teeth.

In addition it is never too early to have your child get familiar and comfortable visiting our Bellingham dental office.

Not sure how to care for your child’s teeth? Stop by our Bellingham dental office and ask. We’re happy to help guide you on the day-to-day care for their age. Introducing them to proper oral health early will help them form good habits, get them accustomed to daily oral care and regular dental visits, and give them a healthier smile that will last a lifetime.


Dental Sealants for Kids



What are sealants?

A dental sealant is a thin plastic film painted on the chewing surfaces of molars and premolars (the teeth directly in front of the molars). Sealants have been shown to be highly effective in the prevention of cavities.


How long will sealants last?

A sealant can last for as long as 5 to 10 years. Sealants should be checked at your regular dental appointment and can be reapplied if they are no longer in place.


Why are sealants needed?

Back teeth have deep grooves and pits that are very difficult to keep clean. Plaque, which is a nearly invisible film of bacteria and food, collects in these groves. To make the plaque easier to see, we may stain the plaque with a harmless red dye.

Every time you eat the bacteria in plaque forms acid. Without sealants, these acid attacks can cause the enamel to break down, and you get a cavity.


How are sealants placed?

To place sealants, you usually don’t even have to be numb. First we thoroughly clean and dry the teeth, and a conditioning solution is applied. Then the sealant material is brushed into the grooves. Some types of sealants harden on their own, while others harden when exposed to a special light.

Dental sealants are an important part of Preventive Dentistry.

Sealants are used to protect teeth that have deep grooves or pits from getting cavities, primarily the chewing surfaces of the back teeth where most cavities in children are found.

Sealants are normally easy to place and do not require local anesthesia. Any tooth that is susceptible to cavities, including primary (i.e., baby) teeth, is a candidate for sealant application, including newly-erupted permanent bicuspids and molars.

The dental sealant is the most economical preventive restoration.

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What People Are Saying

The staff and Dr's are very friendly and ensure your comfortable. They make sure all your questions are answered. April at the front desk is always there to meet you when you walk in with a smile on her face and ready to check you in our answer any questions you may have.

Susy D.

This place is great! From the first appointment April proved to be not only extremely helpful but very knowledgeable and friendly. The dental plan was easy to understand.

Amy M.

Friendly staff and they made me feel very comfortable and explained everything to me. Great work! Will be back for sure.

Courtney D.

I visited many dentists in this area and none of them have staff as friendly as those at Diamond Dental. They're always good to reassure me if I have any questions and always make sure that I'm comfortable.

Chris

I have been going to this dentist office for several years and I always have a great experience there. They're caring and they answered all of my questions about dental care. They are also open on Sundays which is great for my schedule.

Victoria K.

I love the staff (Orleana's my favorite) so warm, welcoming me by name, and professional, Dr. Kang explains ALL options and really helps me decide whats best for me, I love that. Absolutely my most comfortable (yes, it is possible) experience I've ever had at any dentist.

Tawny P.

I've had many good dentists throughout my life and this place is by far one of the best

William C.

This dentist office is very clean and up with its technology wonderful staff wonderful doctors great atmosphere! Very friendly to non-insured patients with a discount plan that is free.

Sara F.

Shout out to April and Debbie for being the absolutely most friendly and welcoming office staff, they are very knowledgeable in all aspects of insurance coverage and just overall very pleasant to speak with. I have seen Dr. Najar everytime i have been to their office and i couldnt ask for a more amazing dentist to work on me, he makes sure you are very comfortable and you understand fully what hes going to be doing.

Kristy A.

I absolutely love going here for my appointments. April always greets you like you're family and is always so helpful! Dr. Kang has been my favorite dentist that I've seen because he's so gentle and professional as well as remembering conversations that you've had.

Hannah M.