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Caring for a child’s teeth is vital for their growth since it is the one in charge of breaking down the foods that are needed for their proper nutrition. Milk teeth may eventually fall out, but that does not mean that they should be disregarded. They are the ones who can guide the growth of the permanent teeth which is why it is essential also to take care of the milk teeth.

Thankfully dentistry has developed treatments that can cater to each person’s need including the children. Pediatric dentistry is the focus of the care and maintenance of a child’s dental health until adolescence. The procedures it offers are for the preservation, protection, and restoration of the child’s teeth to keep them healthy.

Liberty Lake Smile Source offers procedures under Pediatric Dentistry such as Sealants, Fluoride applications, Fillings, Crowns and Emergency dentistry for the overall care and maintenance of the child’s health.

Importance of Pediatric Dentistry

The best schedules for the child’s dental visit is when their first teeth erupt (six months) or around their first birthday. It is highly advised by dentists to take care of the dental health or a child as early as possible.

Dentists can introduce the importance of dental health to children at an early stage; it helps in the proper maintenance and care that can last until they grow. Proper dental hygiene techniques can also be introduced to the children that they can practice regularly at home.

Treatments such as Sealants and Fluoride applications are applied to the child’s teeth directly to protect it from being damaged. Fillings can be applied to correct the earliest signs of decay and cavities to prevent it from progressing further. If teeth are damaged beyond the repair of fillings, Crowns can be used to preserve the tooth structure of the milk teeth since it would serve as the guide for the eruption of permanent teeth. Emergency dentistry is always available for the urgent preventions and restorations needed to save the teeth from further damage.

Pediatric Dentistry Facts

  • The total number of milk teeth a child can grow is 20. There are five types of teeth: Central Incisors, Lateral Incisors, Canines, First Molars, and Second Molars.
  • Proper dental hygiene should start as early as possible, not only when the first tooth erupts. Since babies cannot clean their mouths yet, parents can keep their gums clean by wiping it with a clean damp towel.
  • Tooth decay to children can be left untreated which makes dental appointments essential for its early detection and care.
  • Thumbsucking may not sound harmful, but it can cause teeth irregularities if the permanent teeth start to erupt. If the habit is not stopped, it can cause malocclusions that would require orthodontic treatments.

A child’s health is in the hand of parents, but for the proper care of their teeth and other oral structures dentists can help by providing techniques and treatments for better care and maintenance.

Your child deserves outstanding dental care services. Book your appointment with us at Liberty Lake Smile Source for our Pediatric Dentistry in Liberty Lake, WA . Let us help them achieve healthier teeth for beautiful smiles!

Posted on behalf of Liberty Lake Smile Source

22011 E Country Vista Dr, Building A Suite 201,
Liberty Lake, WA 99019

Phone: (509) 927-9279


  • Monday:7:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday:7:00am - 6:00pm
  • Wednesday:7:00am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday:7:00am - 5:00pm
  • Friday:7:00am - 4:00pm
  • Saturday:Closed

Smiles Worth Raving About

Logan LankfordLogan Lankford
03:30 06 Dec 23
Great location, great people, and all around a great dentist. I recently transferred to their office due to location, and I’m very impressed with everything they have to offer. From the receptionist, to the hygienist, and the dentist are all super friendly and very professional.
Jason AdamsJason Adams
07:13 05 Dec 23
I absolutely love the team at Liberty Lake Smile Source.I've been seeing Dr. Tim Casey for over 5 years and you won't find someone who is more attentive, caring and professional. We only see each other a couple times a year and he always checks in on how my family and I are doing.All of the staff are top-notch and I would 100% recommend this team to anyone who asks.
Kennedy JuchauKennedy Juchau
02:45 02 Dec 23
I have had great experiences every time I go in. They are friendly and thorough every time. They are always very confident in their diagnosis and are always willing to answer any questions I have.
Randy BolingerRandy Bolinger
18:46 01 Dec 23
Always a great visit. Very professional and friendly!
Darius TerryDarius Terry
20:41 23 Nov 23
It's always amazing, front desk is amazing, very good customer service !! And the doctors and all , always are there for me, always there for a patient so with all that being said, you got are indeed my favorite place , and favorite people! I want to say thanks for all your guys help etc..-Darius Terry (:
Kelsea HopkinsKelsea Hopkins
04:30 16 Nov 23
From start to finish, a great experience.Patty had a warm and welcoming smile to get me checked in (and out). I met with Heather (with a little help from Elizabeth) who were fantastic at explaining the whole process and making sure to breakdown jargon and let me know the findings of my cleaning. I got to watch some silly and funny animal tv on the ceiling which had some great ways to make me smile during the visit. They took great X-rays and pictures of my teeth to ensure all aspects of my dental care were considered. Dr. Macall was personable while also professional and informative. Would 10/10 recommend the entire process with this group. Thank you for your great care and even though it’s the dentist office, I look forward to returning.
Paula KrantPaula Krant
01:40 27 Oct 23
Was a great experience. The technician was very pleasant. She was attentive to me and my questions. Gentle and considerate. Dentist was great. Felt he was professional and explained things well. No pressure on what needed to be done or how soon. Office personal were very pleasant and attentive. Explained the treatment plan and insurance coverage and what my costs would be. It was a very pleasant and comfortable visit. I would recommend this office to others.
Barbara ChimentiBarbara Chimenti
01:39 11 Oct 23
The staff was very friendly. Office clean and welcoming. Hygienist was extremely knowledgeable and gentle. Dr Casey explained all scenarios to me and what work was needed first. I liked the efficiency of all his staff and I think it was my best experience with any dentist.
Real Ron SwansonReal Ron Swanson
20:12 28 Sep 23
Recently moved here from Chicago, and a family member recommended Liberty Lake Smile. It took a brief and easy website visit and a follow-up call from them, and I had an appointment right away! I was impressed at how nice and professional the entire staff was, and it was apparent they really did care, and know their business! I was surprised at how thorough my initial visit and assessment actually was. Ann, the Hygienist and Dr. Casey demonstrated their competence, experience and professionalism, and left me with a feeling of confidence that they would provide excellent care! Moreover, they came up with a detailed plan to map out the course of action. I would happily recommend Liberty Lake Smile for your dental needs.