Pediatric Dentists in Virginia Beach, VA
Did you know that tooth decay is the most common childhood disease? Our children's dentists are committed to changing that, one child at a time. At our dental practice, each pediatric dentist creates a safe and caring environment for all members of your family, especially your little ones. Our affordable dentists provide state-of-art dental care at reasonable rates for children throughout the area. Call us today to ask about CareCredit™ financing for dental services.
Give your children the gift of a healthy smile with early and regular dental treatments. We recommend you bring your daughter or son to our office soon after all of your child's baby teeth have come in, which usually happens around the age of two. This allows us to see how the teeth are growing and to teach your children good dental hygiene.
Learning to brush and floss at an early age establishes healthy routines for later in life. While most pediatric dentists suggest bringing your child to the office for care every six months, we'll provide a customized schedule based on his or her overall oral health.
Specialized Dental Care for Children
When you choose a dentist for children, make sure the practitioner follows the recommended guidelines for preventing cavities. Tooth decay is a major health issue for children, particularly those who aren't even preschool age. This condition often occurs when parents allow their toddlers to go to bed with a bottle that contains milk or a sugary drink. The liquid stays in the child's mouth, which helps create cavity-causing bacteria.
To prevent tooth decay, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force suggests that pediatric dentists prescribe fluoride treatment for kids ages six months and older. This is especially necessary for children who live in areas where their water is low in fluoride. To determine if your child is receiving enough fluoride, bring us a sample of your drinking water for testing.
According to guidelines established by the American Dental Association, children should also start using fluoride toothpaste as soon they their first tooth arrives. We support these recommendations as the most effective tooth decay treatment for young children.
You can find toothbrushes specifically designed for younger children at your favorite pharmacy. To ensure the best results, we recommend you put a small amount of fluoride toothpaste on the toothbrush. Brushing your children's teeth twice a day is sufficient to remove plaque.
Our Children's Dentist Eliminates Anxiety
Teeth require regular care starting from when they erupt from the gums. Those baby teeth are important because they play a part in how your children speak and how they chew food. Additionally, primary teeth require proper care because they determine positioning of permanent teeth.
Introducing your children to the practice of seeing the dentist on a regular basis takes away fear and encourages them to be proactive about their own dental health at an early age. Schedule an appointment today with a pediatric dentist in our office for your child's first dental visit.
After your child gets used to coming to our dental practice, they learn not to be afraid. In fact, the majority of our young patients enjoy their time with us. As children's dentists, we have the training to enhance healthy dental growth and everyone on our staff is trained to work well with children. We do everything in our power to ensure that your children feel safe and secure with us.
We have learned that a welcoming environment and friendly, familiar people go a long way toward quelling any fears children may have. Also, our children's dentists and staff take the time to explain what's happening and answer all questions your children may have. Schedule an appointment with us today so your children can have beautiful smiles for a lifetime.
Contact our office to make sure your child receives quality care from a knowledgeable pediatric dentist. We proudly serve Virginia Beach, Red Mill, Lago Mar, Sandbridge, and Pungo, Virginia, and the surrounding areas.
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