Pediatric Dentistry

Harbor Kids' Teeth

Lisa A Block, DMD, MS

Pediatric Dentist located in Gig Harbor, WA

Pediatric dentistry meets the oral health care needs of children as they grow and mature. At Harbor Kids’ Teeth in Gig Harbor, Washington, board-certified Lisa Block, DMD, MS, offers exams using gentle techniques. She uses a friendly approach to give your child superior oral health while keeping them feeling comfortable. Book an appointment for your child with Dr. Block by calling Harbor Kids’ Teeth today or scheduling it online.

Pediatric Dentistry Q & A

What is pediatric dentistry?

Pediatric dentistry provides your child with specialized oral health care that specifically caters to the age of children. At Harbor Kids’ Teeth, Dr. Block and her dental team treat your child from their first year of life into their late teens.

Dr. Block ensures that you, as the parent, are kept fully informed about what’s happening in your child’s mouth during each growth phase of life.

For example, if your child’s baby teeth are coming in, Dr. Block talks to you about how to take care of their teeth and gums at this stage. If your child has loose baby teeth, Dr. Block makes sure you know what to do.

Pediatric dentistry offers your child superior oral health care. It provides you with the know-how to guide your child in a way that promotes healthy teeth and gums throughout their life.

When should I schedule my child’s first pediatric dentistry appointment?

If you’re concerned about your baby’s oral health just months after birth, Harbor Kids’ Teeth offers your newborn tender care and expertise, even if their first tooth hasn’t come in yet. However, most first-time visits should be scheduled when your little one’s first tooth comes in, usually by their first birthday.

From that point on, Dr. Block should see your child twice a year for pediatric dental exams, teeth cleanings, and conversations about how to take care of their oral health.

What does pediatric dentistry include?

Your child’s dental services depend on the need they have at their stage of growth. Services include:

  • X-rays
  • Fillings
  • Teeth cleanings
  • Sealants
  • Extractions

Dr. Block also teaches your child how to properly brush and floss their teeth. She talks with them about the foods and drinks to avoid, like sugary sodas and sweets, to help them prevent cavities.

How should I prepare my child for their pediatric dentistry exam?

To help your child feel comfortable about their visit to Harbor Kids’ Teeth, talk to them about what to expect. Let them know that they don’t need to worry about anything and that the dentists are nice people who only want to help them have healthy teeth and gums.

As the parent, you can rest assured that Dr. Block treats your child with compassion and care. Her expertise with children and kind, friendly approach helps them feel at ease.

To schedule your child’s appointment with Dr. Block, call Harbor Kids’ Teeth today or schedule a visit online.