The only thing I remember about going to the dentist as a child is the vague threat of braces and the horrible taste of bubblegum fluoride. Thankfully the braces never materialized, but the taste of that fluoride still haunts me today which is why I was determined to find a kids dentist worth going too.
Kids dentistry has come a long way since back then & no place does it better than Stellar Kids Dentistry. From a hobbit sized entrance just for the kids to ceiling mounted DVD players; perfect for watching while laying on one’s back, Stellar is designed specifically with kids in mind.
Maybe because it’s true that a great smile will get you places and great teeth take work to stay that way, but I worry about my kid’s dentist appointments more than practically anything else in their lives. Like a brown-nosing teacher’s pet, I wait for those two precious words; “cavity free” with bated breath, and when it’s finally uttered my way, it is all I can do not to jump up & high-five myself…and the dentist too of course. Not only have I succeeded in keeping the children alive, but I have threatened & harassed them enough to actually brush their teeth and stave off the dreaded cavities! I can see their bright & shiny smiling futures swimming before my eyes; a Harvard alum speech, chairman of the board, a Grammy in hand-all thanks to that mouthful of bright-white, cavity free pearly whites. After all, it’s a Mom’s job to dream, right?
Stellar Dentistry is captained by Dr. Lamba who is terrific and just like her office, bright & cheerful. Even when London, to my horror, chomped down on her hand like a rabid beast during an exam a few years back, she smiled right thru it and simply stated that it was a hazard of the job. Anyone who has ever been bitten by those razor-sharp daggers that some people call “baby teeth” can tell you that smiling thru that (and not immediately launching the offending child across the room out of pure animalistic instinct) is a real skill indeed.
Bottom line, teeth are important and though going to the dentist may not be the highlight of anyone’s week, Stellar makes it a little more fun, and for kids, that’s always a good thing.
Stellar Kids Dentistry
4420 106th Street SW
Mukilteo, WA 98275
Open Monday-Thursday 8am-5pm and Fridays 8am-4pm
Closed Saturdays and Sundays