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
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 (www.winter-photography.com).