Pediatric Dentistry McLean

Pediatric Dentistry | Primary teeth are important for children. They provide a path for secondary teeth and assist with speech and jawbone development. Caring for your child’s teeth will improve their oral health while instilling good dental hygiene habits. My McLean Dentist provides pediatric dental services. Schedule your child’s dental exam and cleaning today.

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What does the dental exam include?

Your child’s dental exam includes evaluation of the teeth, gums, and jaw alignment. We will also ask about his or her medical history and current medications. This information and examination allows us to recommend the best dental services to improve your child’s oral health. Those services may include:
  • Dental Exam
  • Dental Cleaning
  • Fluoride Treatment
  • Dental Sealants
  • Dental Fillings
  • Tooth Extraction

When should my child begin visiting the dentist?

Children should begin visiting the dentist as soon as the first tooth emerges or on their first birthday. Like children, babies are susceptible to tooth decay as well. Establishing dental visits early on will protect the primary teeth.

Why are primary teeth important?

Primary teeth are important because they:
  • Provide space for secondary teeth
  • Allow for jawbone development
  • Assist with speech development

What dental procedures can further protect my child’s teeth?

Depending on the cavity risk of your child, we may recommend fluoride and dental sealants as possible options. Sealants are a white or clear coating that covers the grooves of the premolars and molars. Premolars and molars are easily affected by cavities because they are most difficult to brush effectively. Both procedures are quick and painless, and great ways to protect your child’s’ teeth.

Schedule your child’s dental exam and cleaning.

Learn more about protecting your child’s teeth today. Contact our dental team at (703) 356-4822 or click here to schedule online. Our dental office is conveniently located at 1826 Westmoreland St. McLean, VA 22101.