A healthy mouth begins with the right diet and finishes with good oral hygiene techniques.

At our practice, we enjoy caring for patients of all ages, including children. We are pleased to provide pediatric dentistry to help you keep your child’s teeth in good health. We encourage you to bring your child to our office every six months for a regular dental exam and cleaning.During this visit, our friendly dentist and team will gently clean your child’s teeth and check for signs of dental problems, such as tooth decay. Each member of our team is caring and gentle, and we are practiced at making children feel comfortable. We understand that it is important to build a positive, trusting relationship between your child and all of their doctors at a young age, and we are dedicated to ensuring that your child feels comfortable and safe at our office. If you have any questions about your child’s dental health or oral development, we welcome you to ask us during the visit or by calling our office.In addition to bringing your child to our office for regular checkups, it is important that you help your child establish good oral hygiene habits at home. Teach your child to brush and floss their teeth every day and help them maintain a balanced, healthy diet.We invite you to call our office today at 509-327-8681 or visit with Dr. Nicolas Gallegos to learn more about pediatric dentistry in Spokane, Washington, and how we can care for your family.



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You are your child’s first influence. Encouraging your kids to have healthy dental habits starts by you setting a good example. Prioritize your own dental care so your children know how important oral health is. Do not wait to see a dentist if there is a potential problem, and schedule regular cleanings to prevent major issues. By showing that you care about the health of your mouth and teeth, you are showing that your children should also care about their teeth. Even if you are not a fan of going to the dentist, pass on positive emotions instead and talk about the dentist in an upbeat way. It is important to seem relaxed and happy when you go into the dentist’s office.

Show your children how you brush instead of relying on your kids to figure it out on their own. Seeing how thorough you are with your own brushing can help your children understand how long they should brush. Use tools that make brushing and flossing easier, such as electric toothbrushes, timers, and floss threaders to show kids that dental care is not difficult. For younger children, brushing together with mom or dad helps establish a regular habit and teaches good techniques.

If your child gets a cavity, use it as a learning experience. After their visit, talk about what steps they can take to prevent it from happening again next time. This way they will have a goal to strive for and will feel great after their next visit goes well.

Finally, teach healthy eating for healthy teeth. Have them drink plenty of water, not only because it is healthy for them, but because it also helps rinse away lingering food and sugar on the teeth. Remember to limit sugars and promote healthy snacks like a rainbow of fruits and vegetables.