Along with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, we recommend that a child's first dental visit be scheduled by his/her 1st birthday. That's right, the 1st birthday! This is a newer model, based more on prevention. It is similar to a well-baby check-up at the pediatrician's office. A 2004 study by Savage et al. shows that dental costs for children who have their first dental visit before age 1 are 40% lower in the first five years of life than those who do not see a dentist prior to their 1st birthday. This makes sense because the older model was to wait until age 4 or 5 when "holes" had already formed in the teeth. We would much rather focus on prevention instead of fixing cavities.
For children ages 1 to 3, we will likely perform a "lap to lap" exam. It is normal at this age to not be able to sit in the dental chair yet. We understand. The goal is to start exams earlier so they will have to sit in the dental chair less when they are older.
We are a preferred provider for Cigna, Delta Dental, Premera, Regence, and most major insurance companies.
Parents should not make a big deal out of the visit and refrain from using any words that could cause unnecessary fear, such as "needle," "hurt," or "drill." We are experienced in dealing with children with anxiety and can explain treatment procedures in a positive and pleasant manner to avoid any anxious or negative feelings.
A parent is welcome to accompany their child on the first visit. For ages four and over, we encourage children to come back alone as studies show that children over three react more positively when allowed to experience the visit on their own.
At Lynnwood Kids Dentist we understand that parents & family members run a busy lifestyle so time is of the essence. We have made it easy for you to complete our forms prior to your family's first visit. Please click the link below to access our online forms. If you should have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our office and a team member will assist you.
Yes, our office accepts insurance and is in-network with Delta Dental, Aetna, Cigna, Regence BCBS, and Premera. For patients without insurance, we also offer a convenient in-house payment plan. Call our office to learn more about affordable financing through CareCredit.
We understand that in these uncertain times, your main concern is your family’s health and well-being. At Lynnwood Kids Dentist, we are following the most up-to-date cleanliness standards provided by the CDC.
We provide phone screenings before each patient visit to ensure that your child is healthy. We also take the patient's temperature prior to entering our office.
Before your scheduled appointment, we encourage all new patients to complete their forms online, limiting the amount of time our patients and guardians are in the common areas.
We follow all sanitization procedures provided by the CDC, OSHA, and ADA. All tools and common areas are sanitized before and after each patient visit.
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