Looking for a Pediatric Dentist in Vancouver?
The family dentists at Ranieu Family Dental provide comprehensive oral health care for patients of every age, including young children. Instead of having to find a separate general and pediatric dentist in Vancouver, you can bring everyone to the same office!
Care for Your Child’s Developing Smile
Early dental care is essential to promote strong teeth, reducing the rate of tooth decay, and helping future adults feel comfortable in a dental office. Our dental team provides you and your child with the information and tools necessary to maintain healthy teeth for life.
We do this through services like:
Preventive Cleanings, Exams, and Digital X-Rays
We begin seeing children as young as six months, starting with simple screenings and educational information for parents. As your child gets to be a preschooler, we’ll start cleaning his or her teeth and taking small x-rays to assess their oral development.
Our friendly staff teaches our young patients about good oral hygiene in ways that are both fun and informative. Beginning this education early helps children establish habits that will protect their smiles for a lifetime. We engagingly demonstrate the correct brushing and flossing techniques and talk about how diet can affect the health of the teeth. Using positive language, we talk about what cavities are and how they are formed, and how to avoid them.
During your child’s preventive cleaning and routine exam, we will check for proper eruption patterns and intraoral developmental progress. We also screen for tooth decay and check the health of your child’s gums. Ask us about sports injury prevention!
Protective Dental Sealants
As adult teeth begin to erupt, it can be difficult for young children to keep them completely clean. For the molars, deep grooves and pits often collect bacteria and are the first to start to decay. Fortunately, protective dental sealants can help!
- Is a thin layer of plastic-like material that protects the deep grooves of the teeth
- Doesn’t require numbing or drilling to apply
- Only takes a couple of minutes to put in place
- Can last for several years before falling off
Depending on the type of insurance you carry, most providers cover protective sealants 100% until your child reaches a certain age. The preventive therapy can help you save hundreds of dollars in dental treatment later on.
Invisalign for Teens
Is your son or daughter self-conscious about the way his or her teeth look? With Invisalign, we can help your teen straighten their teeth for improved confidence and better long-term oral health. Not only can Invisalign help with self-consciousness issues, but straighter teeth are easier to clean, lessening your child’s risk of cavities and oral disease complications!
Our Invisalign dentist performs an orthodontic screening on all children, especially those over the age of 7. Early intervention is sometimes recommended in order to offset greater complications and costs later down the line. We check occlusion and the development of your child’s jaw, as well as consider possible crowding or spacing issues.
Oral Hygiene Instruction
Remember the old saying, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure?” Our hygienists show your child how to make smart choices about food and keep their teeth and gums clean, so they aren’t at risk of dental infections.
Dentistry for Children With Special Needs
Please do not hesitate to contact our team prior to your visit to discuss any special medical, developmental, or behavioral needs your child may have. We make every effort to accommodate your family’s needs by providing a supportive environment where everyone can feel welcome and safe.
We’re Open on Saturdays
If your child’s schedule makes it difficult to work in checkups around school or extracurricular activities, you’ll be thrilled to know that our Vancouver dentist is open on Saturdays. Plus, we’re here until 6:00 pm during the week, so you can even fit in a visit after school or work.
All PPO insurance plans are accepted. Call Ranieu Family Dental today to schedule you or your child’s next visit with us! Se habla Español.