Early Adulthood 18-21 Years2018-11-21T20:07:32+00:00

Early Adulthood 18-21 Years

Now that you are an adult, conquer the world, not kill it with your bad breath and dirty teeth!

What’s Happening Now?

High School graduation – time for college.
We are truly grateful that you have trusted us with caring for you and your smile for all of these years.
The world awaits!
Go forth and remember all that you have learned about taking care of your mouth and teeth!

Nutrition

  • Soon to be living away from home

  • Make good food choices

  • Eat a balanced and healthy diet

  • Avoid frequent eating/snacking

Injury Prevention

  • Sports mouthguard, helmets, face protector

  • Avoid smoking cigarettes, e-cigs, vaping, smokeless (chew) tobacco

  • Avoid oral piercings

  • Talk to your doctor about HPV vaccination

Teeth and Mouth

  • Brush 2/day

  • Floss at night

  • Clean retainers daily

Did You Know?

  • Most people do not develop enough space for the wisdom teeth

  • Healing after wisdom teeth are taken out is harder the older you are.

  • Have the wisdom teeth removed before going to college.

  • HPV is not preventable and can lead to infections in the mouth including head and neck cancers, mouth warts, herpes, syphilis, gonorrhea

  • HPV vaccines can be given to young women until age 26 and young men until age 21

Did You Know?

  • Most people do not develop enough space for the wisdom teeth

  • Healing after wisdom teeth are taken out is harder the older you are.

  • Have the wisdom teeth removed before going to college.

  • HPV is not preventable and can lead to infections in the mouth including head and neck cancers, mouth warts, herpes, syphilis, gonorrhea

  • HPV vaccines can be given to young women until age 26 and young men until age 21

Cavities

  • Continue good brushing and flossing habits

  • Avoid “soaking” your teeth in acidic foods/drinks- coffee with sugar, sports drinks, carbonated water

  • Eat regular meals and avoid “grazing”

  • Drinking plenty of water and chewing stimulate saliva production- saliva dilutes the acids that cause cavities

Cavities

  • Continue good brushing and flossing habits

  • Avoid “soaking” your teeth in acidic foods/drinks- coffee with sugar, sports drinks, carbonated water

  • Eat regular meals and avoid “grazing”

  • Drinking plenty of water and chewing stimulate saliva production- saliva dilutes the acids that cause cavities

Why Does My Child Need to See the Dentist?

  • You don’t want your child’s first dental visit to be an emergency because of pain or injury.

  • By the time a tooth hurts, the problem is already pretty severe.

  • When your child has had the opportunity to be familiar with an office, it is a lot less scary if dental treatment is needed.

Why Does My Child Need to See the Dentist?

  • You don’t want your child’s first dental visit to be an emergency because of pain or injury.

  • By the time a tooth hurts, the problem is already pretty severe.

  • When your child has had the opportunity to be familiar with an office, it is a lot less scary if dental treatment is needed.

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What our patients have said about us…

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Absolutely love Dr Woo and her staff. I’ve been taking my daughters there for as long as I can remember (since both were tiny) and we have always been super happy with Dr. Woo herself and her staff. The assistants are all very friendly and courteous and help young children through their concerns and fears. X-rays, cleanings, sealants, fluoride, you name it…they can all be scary for kids (and parents) but the staff here just know how to make it all fun and super easy. Also to give huge kudos, we have been incredibly lucky (knock on wood but also thank Doctor Woo:-) we have not needed to deal with fillings and significant tooth issues. This office is A++++++++++++

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Dr Woo and her staff are absolutely wonderful. We have been going to them for 14 years. When my kids we're little she would sing to them while she worked to keep them at ease. They played cups and straws with the suction so they wouldn't be scared of the sounds. She is caring, thoughtful and an excellent dentist. My kids have always had a good experience whether just a rountine cleaning or something more invasive and scary. She and her staff do everything to make it comfortable and keep them at ease. Love Children's dentistry of Issaquah!

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I've been going to Dr. Woo since I moved here in 4th grade and now I've graduated from college and I still go there! They are awesome people who do excellent work and are super friendly to everyone and they are very caring people. She and Ms. Julie are amazing in their field and Ms. Cher is a outstanding receptionist! I recommend them to everybody and they are good people!

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Dr. Woo and her staff are wonderful. Dr. Woo is very thoughtful, kind and thorough. She even helped me find a referral for my son who needed occupation therapy. I am very grateful to have her as my son's dentist. She obviously cares for her patients a great deal.

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My son has been coming here for a long time. First and only dentist! Very professional and friendly staff. If you’re in need of a children’s dentist in Issaquah I would highly recommend you come and visit Dr. Woo.

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Dr. Woo and her staff are the best. My children are now 18 and 16 year old teens. They have been going to Dr. Woo since their first dental appointment. I have a son who gets anxious. Dr. Woo and her staff are able to put him at ease with humor and answering all his concerns so that he feels at ease and they can give him proper thorough dental care.

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Doctor Woo is Awesome! My friend recommended her to me for my daughter, and I have been taking her there ever since! Doctor Woo is very patient and understanding, she is also very detailed when she is explaining my daughter's teeth condition, I recommend her to any children that is thinking about going to a new dentistry, Doctor Woo is the best.

Doctor Woo is Awesome! My friend recommended her to me for my daughter, and I have been taking her there ever since! Doctor Woo is very patient and understanding, she is also very detailed when she is explaining my daughter's teeth condition, I recommend her to any children that is thinking about going to a new dentistry, Doctor Woo is the best.

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Dr. Woo is everything you can ask for a pediatric dentist. She and her staff are amazing with kids! The waiting room is very kid friendly. The receptionist and dental assistant are super nice and gentle. Dr. Woo is very professional and patient. She has been in practice here for very long and we know several families who go to her. We all love her and some of the kids I know even said that they want to become a dentist when they grow up! In fact, both of my kids have been with her more than 10 years. Even when we moved several years ago, we still keep coming back here!

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Dr. Woo and her team are great - they take time with each patient and thoroughly explain everything. They teach the kids how to care for their teeth and gums in a way that motivates the kids. Their hours work great for us - I've never had to take the kids out of school for an appointment - that is a huge convenience for us.

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I have been bringing my two boys to Dr. Woo for years now. She and her staff have always been extremely kind and patient with my sons. Dr. Woo has sung many a song to my kids as a distraction when they’ve been nervous & Ms. Julie is excellent at prepping and explaining what’s about to happen to put them at ease. I’m happy to say going to the dentist is NEVER a scary or Nerve wracking thing for us. I would definitely recommend.

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