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Children have different oral challenges and patterns of development than adults, which requires a specific type of skill. Dr. Cory Gaunt is an experienced pediatric dentist in Spokane who can monitor your child’s oral development and care for their new teeth from the earliest age. Call Downriver Smiles when you need children’s dentistry in Spokane, WA.

You would not take your motorcycle to a boat dealer for repairs, and you should not take your child to an adult dentist for care. Children’s dentistry deals with the specific concerns of new teeth development, building good oral habits from the start and monitoring your child’s dental development through the teen years. Dr. Gaunt and the team at Downriver Smiles welcome families with small children, even newborns, to our dental family in Spokane.

The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends that your child have their first dental visit at about six months of age, or when the first new tooth breaks through. Dr. Gaunt can show you how to care for newborn teeth and monitor your child’s overall oral development. Regular dental exams from six months onward allow us to catch oral issues early and take preventive measures that can save money and time later.

Child-Friendly Dental Care

We love your kids at Downriver Smiles! Our comforting office environment and soothing amenities are also designed with our littlest patients in mind. They will enjoy the children’s area, calm atmosphere and friendly team. We know how to put small patients (and their parents) at ease when visiting the dentist. We feel it is vital to establish a friendly, trusting and safe relationship with children from the earliest possible time. This helps your kids maintain good oral care habits at home while teaching them to not dread visits to the dentist.

Children need regular dental care to prevent caries, plaque and tartar buildup and other issues that can be caused by irregular or inadequate home oral care. We can teach them how to brush and floss properly and make it fun! Plus, we offer dental sealants, fluoride and other treatments to help them keep their smiles healthy.

When you need children’s dentistry in Spokane, choose Downriver Smiles. Ask about dental insurance plans we accept when you contact our dentist office for an appointment.


  • Dr. Gaunt and the entire staff at Downriver Smiles are fantastic people. Very thorough, professional, caring and kind. The attention to detail and desire to leave me better than they found me makes this office a cut above. Thank you Downriver Smiles for being so thoughtful and helpful every time I come in.

    Jack D.
  • Best dentist in Spokane! Don’t look any further! I chipped my front tooth and they got me in the next day! Left with a beautiful smile and my wallet still intact! I wasn’t an existing patient, but I am now! Awesome environment and extremely friendly staff! 10/10 hands down would recommend!

    Cortney G.
  • Dr. Gaunt replaced my two front crowns that I have had since I was 15 years old and now I am 59. He was very meticulous in sizing, shaping, fitting and color matching and spent adequate time to achieve those results. This is the best dental care I have ever had in my life. I highly recommend Downriver Smiles and their very friendly and caring staff.

    Tim A.


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