Dentists located in McLean, VA
Children have special needs when it comes to their oral health. Seek out a dentist with pediatric skills to oversee the development of your children’s teeth. At Aura Dentistry, the team of Dr. Negar Tehrani and Dr. Chang Yi offer the expertise to support your child’s oral health. If you live in McLean, Virginia, or the surrounding area, call the office or use the online booking agent to make an appointment for your child today.
Pediatric Dentistry Q & A
What are the benefits of seeing a pediatric dentist?
A pediatric dentist is specially trained to address children’s oral health. They’re aware of how teeth develop and are skilled at evaluating whether your child is on track. The team at Aura Dentistry can help identify problems, such as crowded teeth or serious bite misalignments.
They also provide a positive chairside manner that can make kids feel comfortable, even if they’re nervous about dental visits. Pediatric care also involves smaller dental tools and equipment that fits a pint-sized mouth.
When should my child first see a dentist?
Your child should see the dentist as soon as their first tooth erupts. Although baby teeth aren’t permanent, they do serve as a holding place for adult teeth. Plus, healthy teeth mean your child can enjoy a variety of foods and feel confident about their smile.
The team at Aura Dentistry can also help your child understand the importance of good oral hygiene. Regular brushing, flossing, and professional cleanings go a long way in preventing tooth decay and tooth loss later in life.
How often should my child see the dentist?
Just like an adult, a child should get a check-up every six months to check on growth, receive a professional cleaning, and screen for cavities or other dental problems. If your child has a specific need or concern, however, they may need more frequent visits. The team at Aura Dentistry sets up a schedule that is appropriate for your child’s oral health needs.
Should a child use toothpaste?
Toothpaste helps clean your child’s teeth thoroughly and protects them from decay.
Of course, a child should not ingest excessive amounts of toothpaste, but they can use a pea-sized amount as soon as possible. You can increase the amount as they get older and can spit out the toothpaste efficiently.
The team at Aura Dentistry can recommend brands and flavors that most kids tend to enjoy.
Your child’s teeth might also benefit from topical fluoride treatments that are only available at the office. These applications are easy and help promote strength in developing teeth.
Set your child up for a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums. Schedule a pediatric appointment at Aura Dentistry via phone or online.
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