When you come to Cedar Glen Dental, you've found the perfect place for your family's care.
When you step into our Renton, WA office, you’ll know you’ve found the perfect place for your family’s care.
The services we offer at Cedar Glen Dental ensure that patients of all ages feel welcome. From the earliest check-ups to orthodontic evaluations, Dr. Caldwell will listen to your concerns and guide you through every stage.
Dr. Caldwell also knows that early experiences influence the value children place on their oral health as adults and shapes their future outlook on dentistry. So, we make it our goal to ensure your child has a great experience every time they step into our office.
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Dental health during the teen years offers another set of challenges, and parents often experience a few frustrations along the way.
Teens listen more than we realize and being a pestering parent can make a tremendous difference in your young adult’s dental future. You might feel like you are nagging, but believe it or not, the constant reminders to brush, floss, and eat well will sink in. Don’t underestimate any encouragement given to help your teen avoid the long-term effects of cavities and gum inflammation.
Preventive visits every six months provide us with an opportunity to coach your teen and reinforce the efforts you’re making with them. Sometimes the rapport we establish in a professional, yet friendly setting proves especially effective.
Tips for home efforts that protect your teen’s dental health:
- Limit sodas and energy drinks
- Encourage brushing before bedtime
- Explain the dangers of sharing toothbrushes
- Slip dental floss or a toothpick in with their lunch or backpack
Sometimes dental problems follow otherwise healthy people through life. Understanding the causes of dental disease can eliminate the frustration that builds as teeth deteriorate.
Millions of bacteria swim around in our mouths. Many of them are harmless, and some are beneficial. Some bacteria produce toxic waste that causes bleeding gums and destroys the bone around the teeth.
Most infections can be cured with antibiotics, but mouth bacteria require a different approach. Regular checkups and cleanings help us find new cavities and remove plaque and tartar that harbor millions of harmful bacteria. High-risk patients benefit from a customized approach with our team.
A few tips for maintaining a healthy mouth:
- Brush for at least two minutes twice a day and floss at least once a day
- Rinse your toothbrush thoroughly and replace it every three months
- Drink sugary liquids through a straw
- Drink water after eating a meal
- Get cavities treated immediately
- See your hygienist every six months
Deep crevices run across the chewing surface of molars. Even though a toothbrush can skim these surfaces, bacteria still settle into the narrow grooves beyond the bristles’ reach. Cavities may form and end up affecting the tooth’s nerve without warning, destroying valuable tooth structure. Protecting the grooves with a resin sealant may help prevent decay in your child’s back teeth.