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Brusha, Brusha, Brusha

It's time. You've been putting it off. Little One needs to go to the dentist! But where? Enter Dr. James M. Thomas and his new Downtown Bellevue practice. From the minute you walk in and see this beautiful open space (built with many earth-friendly materials in appreciation of the Northwest), the scrumptious lime green & orange walls, the game & book nook, and the larger-than-life black & white photos of smiling kids with toothy grins, it hits you: My kid will love this place!

More importantly, Dr. T loves his job. He sees his role as an educator and partner for parents & kids and offers much more than you'd expect including dietary recommendations, tips for preventing mouth trauma, thumb-sucking solutions, and tips for at-home dental care. Decay Happens; even in baby teeth. It's important to keep little teeth healthy and Dr. T likes to start seeing children by the age of one but says not to despair if you're getting a late start! Prevention is key and getting a jump-start on a lifetime of oral health is the main goal.

Dr. T's philosophy is Tell, Show, Do. A first visit typically starts in his office with doctor/parent/child education, a knee-to-knee exam, and a "sit-down on the floor" toothbrushing lesson prior to the dental chair exam. Once in the chair, big kids will get a hoot out of watching the whole process on the ceiling-mounted TV with the mouth-cam while little ones may prefer to watch a movie. Kids get to develop their own digital x-rays and he will even email them to you at home.

It's important to Dr. Thomas that every child has a positive experience and he makes sure every patient feels they did something right! Kids walk away with a smile on their face and new enthusiasm for taking care of their teeth. (Plus a prize and a cool t-shirt that says "My Dentist Rocks.")

NW Pediatric Dentistry
James M. Thomas, DDS, MS, PLLC
1200 112th Ave NE, Suite B275, Bellevue WA 98004

PS- Patients who refer a friend will be eligible to receive a free portrait sitting and 8x10 photo from Jennifer Winter Photography (