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Pediatric Dentistry

At Downriver Smiles, we strive to provide a comfortable and pleasant environment for patients of all ages. We know how important it is to ensure that children and teens receive a strong dental foundation that will last them the rest of their lives. Good oral health is not something to take for granted, and getting off to a great start is the best way to prevent serious dental problems from occurring in the future.

When your child or teen comes to Downriver Smiles, you can be sure that they are in good hands. Whether they are making their first visit, need a tooth restoration or are just coming in for a routine checkup, our caring and experienced team will provide them with the best treatment available. We would like to thank you for choosing Downriver Smiles, and we promise to help your child obtain a smile that stands out for all the right reasons.

The First Dental Visit

We recommend that patients bring their children in for their first dental visit by the time they turn one-year old. By visiting our practice at this young age, children become more familiar with receiving dental care and the treatments involved. We believe that establishing a level of trust and comfort early in life is important for ensuring good dental health for many years to come.

During the initial visit, parents can use this time to ask questions about their child’s oral care habits and address any concerns that they might have. Our dental health experts also use this chance to provide parents with information on issues such as teething, cavity prevention, proper brushing and flossing, thumb sucking and more.

Complete Dental Checkups

Just like adults, children and teens should come visit us for a complete dental checkup at least once every six months. During these visits, we provide every child and teen with a professional teeth cleaning, digital X-rays when necessary, an oral cancer screening and cavity detection using DIAGNOdent. We also use this opportunity to present parents with information how to provide the best possible treatment for their child’s developing teeth.

Dental Restorations

While preventive treatment is important for children, we realize that there are times when they will experience unexpected dental issues. For these times, we offer restorative treatments for our youngest patients.

Fillings are very common in kids. In the case of a cavity, a filling will strengthen the damaged tooth and prevent the decay from spreading. Crowns are also relatively common for children in cases when cavities have destroyed too much of the tooth to use a filling. We also offer space maintainers if your child loses a tooth too early and we need to hold the space for a permanent tooth. Regardless of the treatment needed, we will treat your child gently and work to ensure their smile stays healthy for a lifetime.

If your child is ready for a dental visit, please contact us at (509) 904-0994 to schedule an appointment.

Our Happy Patients

"Downriver smiles is a phenomenal practice that cares for you and your family with more than just a teeth cleaning! The staff is wonderful, accommodating and kind! They have a way wonderful facility that accommodates even a large family like my own! Dr. Gaunt is highly professional, thorough, and seeks to help his clients. He carefully listens and explains everything in understandable language! I would highly recommend downriver smiles to anyone!"

Diana C Diana C.

"Dr. Gaunt is very good at what he does. He is one of the best dentists I've ever had. The staff is absolutely wonderful as well. To them you are more than just a number, you are a person and thats what i love the most about them. They treat you like you're family, and they do their absolute best to actually save you money. I am so glad i found them and i will not go see anyone else."

Don A Don A.

"This is by far the best dental care I have ever received! The staff are amazing and kind and go out of their way to make sure you're comfortable. They treat you like family right from the start. Dr. Gaunt is an incredibly talented dentist as well! I will definitely recommend them to everyone I know!"

Kurshell N Jennifer A.
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