Children’s Dentistry ​

Early care for your child’s oral health helps ensure a confident, fun smile that lasts a lifetime. Trust your Ranieu Family Dental team to provide the best pediatric dental care for your little one in a fun and relaxed environment. Our dental team in Vancouver, WA is trained to provide gentle care for the littlest teeth. We know each child is unique, so we’ll always do our best to ensure every visit is relaxed and enjoyable for your child and for you.

Opening Hours

Mon - Tues             9:00 – 6:00
Wednesday           By Appointments
Thur - Sat                9:00 – 6:00
Sunday                     Closed

New Patients

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When should I bring my child to the dentist?

Our children’s dentist recommends that your child visit us starting at 1 year of age, or when they get their first tooth, whichever comes first. This visit will help to establish comfort in our dental office in Vancouver, WA and set your child up for a lifetime of healthy smiles. During this first visit, your dentist will perform a quick oral evaluation to assess gum and tooth health. We’ll also discuss proper home care, nutrition, growth and development expectations, orthodontic evaluations, and any questions you may have.
Establishing a dental home for your child is an important element in preventive care. Our mission is to teach you and your child how to care for little teeth in the earliest years, through orthodontics, and beyond. Rather than fixing a problem, we want to prevent the problem from happening in the first place. Of course, should an issue arise, you’re in excellent care with our skilled dental team.
As a part of our dental family, know that your child is always treated with the respect and kindness we would give our own children. As a family dental practice, the Ranieu team is skilled in providing excellent care for your entire family.

Have questions or ready to schedule your child’s first visit with our pediatric dentist in Vancouver, WA? Contact us today!

Prepare For Your Dentist Visit

Prepare your child

It is best to schedule morning appointments for young children so they are fresh and in a better mood. The day before their appointment, explain why it is necessary and give them a general idea of what to expect. It is important to relieve their anxiety.

Prepare yourself

It is important to also discuss any concerns prior to the appointment with the dentist to relieve your anxiety as well. Stay calm and positive. You want to be careful not to pass your anxiety or negative feelings to your child.

Prepare the dentist

When you check in for your visit, you will complete paperwork, including your child’s full health history. Young children until age 3 usually remain with their parents during the appointment. Children 4 years and older are usually able to sit through a dental cleaning and other procedures without their parents present. However it is important to let your dentist know if there are any behavioral concerns.

    Children's Dental Treatments

    Sealants
    Sealants are a clear protective coating applied to the chewing surfaces of the molars and premolars. The chewing surfaces are especially hard to keep clean because our toothbrush bristles cannot reach into their deep grooves, so they’re more susceptible to harboring the bacteria which cause decay. Sealants act as a barrier to keep out plaque and debris, decreasing the risk of decay.
    Fluoride treatments
    Fluoride helps prevent tooth decay when used in small amounts over time. It reduces the loss of tooth enamel minerals and strengthens areas that may be weak due to cavities. The benefits of fluoride are gained by topical application on the tooth’s surface. Fluoride is found in some foods and tap water, so talk to your dentist to make sure your child is getting the appropriate amount and application.

    Other Related Services

    Cleaning & Prevention

    Achieve and maintain optimal oral health with routine dental cleanings and at-home care.

    White Fillings

    Cavities can be treated with a tooth-colored filling to blend seamlessly with your tooth. 

    Patient Comfort

    Your comfort is our priority. We offer nitrous oxide (laughing gas) or oral sedation.

    Extractions

    If it’s in the best interest of your oral health, your dentist will remove a tooth when necessary.

    Same Day Appointments

    Emergency & Walk-ins Welcome

    Open on Fridays & Saturdays

    Accept Major PPO Insurances

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    Weekend and Same Day Appointments are Available.

    Mon - Tues       9:00 – 6:00
    Wednesday      By Appointments
    Thurs - Sat        9:00 – 6:00
    Sunday               Closed