Woodin Creek Dental

Why are baby teeth important?

People often think that baby teeth are unimportant, due to the fact that they will eventually lose them and have adult teeth. However, this is a myth! Baby teeth are important to help your child speak and chew properly. They are also designed to be placeholders for the adult teeth that are developing inside your child’s jaw.

It Is Necessary To Fill A Baby Tooth?

Parents often ask us if it is necessary to fill a baby tooth. The answer is yes, in order to ensure that their adult teeth grow in with the proper alignment. If a baby tooth has a cavity that goes unfilled, eventually it will spread into the nerve and cause pain and serious infection, and the adult tooth underneath may not grow in properly, leading to misalignment and expensive orthodontic treatment (braces) to correct the problem.

Contact Us Today

Please contact our Bothell dental office today if you would like to schedule a consult for your child. 

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CORONAVARIS HEALTH UPDATE We’ve implemented some extra precautions regarding the Coronavirus in addition to the universal precautions we take to protect your health. What we are doing?: • Disinfecting the reception room, check-in and check-out counter tops and bathrooms every hour. • We also have private treatment rooms which greatly help with eliminating the spread of infection. Each room is disinfected fully after seeing the patient • Disinfecting doorknobs and sinks with disinfectant wipes. • Disposable/washable scrubs/gowns  • Temperature scan preformed at front station; All patients must have a temperature less than 100.4 degrees to be seen. • Hydrogen Peroxide rinses provided before treatment. • Removed all magazine, toys and unnecessary items from the reception room. • We have implemented designated times on the schedule for high risk patients •Pre-screening patients over phone and in office to eliminate the potential source of infection entering the office.