At Pathways Dental Clinic, we aim to focus on the prevention of oral disease. With thorough exams, cleanings, and oral hygiene tips, we will provide your child with the knowledge he or she needs to know to maintain strong, healthy teeth.
Dr. Kim and Dr. Bouma like to see kids at an early age to familiarize them with the dental clinic experience and get them used to being at the dentist and relaxed with the process. This is what we consider a “happy visit.” Happy Visits are complimentary for all children under the age of 3. We make sure to show and explain what devices and tools we are using, children are taken for a chair ride, and their teeth are “counted” by the dentist. The whole experience is fun and unintimidating.
Just like adults, kids should see their dentist every six months. The schedule is extremely important to maintain for kids who are in the process of getting their adult teeth and in a stage of mixed dentition between adult and primary teeth. Regular visits will allow Dr. Kim and Dr. Bouma to assess how well the permanent teeth develop and to prescribe measures for a healthier bite.
At Pathways Dental Clinic, we prefer to be proactive rather than reactive when it comes to children. We like to treat dental issues early when we can use minimally invasive methods. Preventive and proactive measures are essential to providing kids with the fundamentals they need for a healthy smile for life.