Hawks Prairie Pediatric Denistry, Olympia Pediatric Dentistry

West Olympia
Kids Dentistry

405 Cooper Point Rd.
Suite 104

Olympia, WA 98502
(360) 688-7909
Hawks Prairie
Pediatric Dentistry

130 Marvin Rd. SE
Suite 111

Lacey, WA 98503
(360) 489-1406

Teeth for Life

Practicing good oral hygiene means maintaining your smile by visiting the dentist regularly and taking care of your teeth and gums between checkups. Our practice wants to make sure you get the most out of your office visits, and your teeth stay healthy for life!

We’ll work with you to provide complete dental care, and show you how to maintain your smile at home with the right dental products for you and your family.

Dental cleanings and regular checkups

Regular dental checkups are an important part of maintaining your oral health. During your regular checkup, your hygienist will:

  • Check for any problems you may not see or feel
  • Look for cavities or other signs of tooth decay
  • Inspect your teeth and gums for gingivitis and signs of periodontal disease
  • Perform a thorough teeth cleaning, rinse, and polish

Visiting us every six months gives you the chance to ask Dr. Davidson any questions you may have about your oral health. Checkups are also a great way for you to find out about new treatments that may benefit your smile.

Choosing the right toothpaste and toothbrush

From toothpaste and mouthwash to toothbrushes and dental floss, it’s important to choose the right products for your smile. Keep in mind that when you’re looking for a new toothpaste or toothbrush, be sure to choose one that has been approved by the American Dental Association (ADA). Dr. Davidson can also help by recommending certain dental products for use at home.

Learn more

Did you know that at birth, people already have 20 primary (baby) teeth that begin erupting after six months; and that by age 21 there are no more primary teeth, and all 32 permanent teeth have erupted?

Getting to know your teeth can be fun and educational!

Click on the links below to learn more facts about your teeth.

Anatomy of a tooth
Know Your Teeth

6-10 months

Primary lower central incisors erupt.

8-12 months

Primary upper central incisors erupt.

9-16 months

Primary upper & lower lateral incisors erupt.

13-19 months

First molars erupt. The upper molars generally erupt before the lower molars. Average age of shed: 9-11 years.

16-23 months

Canines erupt. The upper canines generally erupt before the lower canines. Average age of shed: 9-12 years.

23-33 months

Second molars erupt. Generally, the lower molars erupt first, followed by the upper molars. Average age of shed: 10-12 years.

6-7 years

The primary upper and lower central incisors are shed, and the permanent upper and lower first molars and lower central incisors erupt.

7-8 years

The primary upper and lower lateral incisors are shed, and the permanent upper central incisors and lower lateral incisors erupt.

8-9 years

The permanent upper lateral incisors erupt and the primary upper first molars are shed.

9-10 years

The primary upper and lower canines and the lower first molars are shed, and the permanent lower canines erupt.

10-12 years

The primary upper and lower second molars are shed, and the permanent upper canines erupt, as well as upper and lower first and second premolars.

11-13 years

The permanent upper and lower second molars erupt.

17-21 years

The upper and lower third molars (or wisdom teeth) erupt.