Randel P. Swanson DDS, PHARM. D

Pediatric Dentist, Dentist Anethesiologist   

707 W. Bakerview Rd.  

Bellingham, WA 98226

 Call us at (360)-671-9979

To schedule an appointment OR to ask us a question

Randel P. Swanson DDS, PHARM. D

Pediatric Dentist, Dentist Anethesiologist   

707 W. Bakerview Rd.  

Bellingham, WA 98226

 Call us at (360)-671-9979

To schedule an appointment OR to ask us a question

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What age should I start bringing my child to the dentist?

-We highly recommend your child to come in once they are around one years old!

When should I start brushing or Flossing my childs teeth? and how often?

- We reccomend brushing once they start getting their little teeth.  Twice a day!
- Flossing as soon as you can! definitely once they are getting their molars in.  Atleast once a day!

What are sealants?

-Sealants are a great way to protect against tooth decay and cavities on your molars(back teeth). These are the teeth that are most vulnerable to cavities and decay because they are used in the chewing process, and are the most difficult to reach when brushing. Molars first come in at around 5-7 years of age, with a second set coming in between the ages of 11-14. It is best to have a sealant placed when the molars first come in to ensure they are protected early.


What is the Difference Between a White Filling and a Silver Filling?

-Silver Fillings known as Amalgam have been around for decades.  Made from a metal alloy, it was the best restoration for fillings.  The metal expands and contracts with the heat and cold placed in the mouth.  This allowed for little bacteria to enter a tooth once filled; keeping the tooth healthy and strong.

White Fillings, also known as composites are often made of plastic or glass polymers. These cosmetic fillings allow us to fill a cavity with a substance that will look and feel just like your existing tooth structure.  This restoration is created with a resin material and fits tightly into a tooth to prevent decay.  Rather than a gray or silver material in your mouth, the composite color will match the tooth color.

Does your office offer financing for services provided?

-Please contact us to discuss the options we have available to make your perfect smile today!