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At Black Lake Dental in Olympia, Washington, Drs. Thiede, Shiflett, and Frank encourage our patients to maintain regular dental checkups for their children. This helps ensure that your child is not suffering an undiagnosed oral condition, such as a painful tooth or other chronic dental problem. This is important, as children with chronic dental pain may not always tell their parents that something is amiss, often because they don’t know what is happening to them.

Untreated dental conditions can lead to difficulty eating, speaking and concentrating, and may result in your child missing school. Sometimes the only sign that your child is suffering might be that your child may appear anxious, depressed or tired.

Our Black Lake Dental team is happy to help you determine how often your child should be seen for dental checkups. At their appointment, one of our skilled dentists, Drs. Thiede, Shiflett, and Frank, will assess the following:

— Your child’s eating habits.
— How well your child’s teeth are maintained.
— Any past treatment your child has received and what their current needs are.
— Whether your child drinks fluoridated water.
— Any factors that may indicate susceptibility to oral diseases.

Regular professional dental checkups and exams will help keep your child’s smile healthy and confident as they grow. Please call Black Lake Dental, in Olympia, Washington, at 360-915-7353 to schedule your child’s next dental checkup. Drs. Thiede, Shiflett, and Frank will make sure your child’s smile is healthy so he or she can concentrate on acing the school year!