Family Dentist – That Means Kids, Too!
Timothy J. Butson, DMD, MSD and his team have training as a family dentist in Seattle, caring for children and adults of all ages including those with special health care needs.
Our goal is to provide a nurturing, comfortable environment where children and parents will find confidence each time they visit their family dentist.
- We believe in having the patience to understand each patient’s specific needs, concerns, and anxieties.
- Our team is dedicated to providing each patient with quality family dentist care from a reputable dentist.
- Patients should feel free to speak openly about any concerns or questions so we can put them at ease and decide on the right approach for their particular situation.
Family Dentistry that Cares
We’ll provide you and your family with the best care and prosthodontist service in the Seattle area. We not only perform a variety of dental procedures but will also educate you and your family about oral hygiene.
It’s recommended that families visit the dentist at least twice a year for their checkups and a cleaning performed by the dentist and hygienist. This will ensure your teeth remain in the best health and free of Gingivitis and other health conditions for the long term. We perform extensive analysis at each visit – checking for gum disease, signs of decay, and oral cancer.
Tooth Eruption in Children and Permanent Teeth
Your child’s first tooth appears between 6-12 months, and the remainder of their 20 primary teeth, also known as “baby teeth,” appear by age 3.
Gums tend to feel sore and cause your child to feel irritable, so we recommend that you soothe them by rubbing a cool wet cloth on the gums or offer a teething ring.
Permanent teeth begin erupting after age 6 and continue until 21 years old. As new teeth erupt, examine them every few weeks for any discoloration that can be caused by decay. Sugary foods and liquids can attack a new tooth. Adopting healthy oral hygiene habits at a young age is helpful for long-term dental health. Brushing can be fun and you and your child should begin to do so as soon as the first tooth erupts. Flossing is also essential for excellent oral hygiene.