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Pediatric Dentistry

Advantage Dental Care

General Dentistry & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Springfield, VA

About 20% of children aged 5-11 have at least one tooth with untreated decay. Bring your children to Advantage Dental Care in Springfield, Virginia, for comprehensive pediatric dentistry for children and adolescents. Maintaining proper dental hygiene is the key to ensuring a lifetime of good oral health. Schedule an appointment online or call Advantage Dental Care to learn more about available dental care for your children.

Pediatric Dentistry Q & A

What is pediatric dentistry?

Pediatric dentistry is dental care focused on the unique needs of children of all ages. Advantage Dental Care is a pediatric and family medicine dental practice prepared to meet the changing needs of your children throughout every stage of their development, and into their adult years.

At Advantage Dental Care, your child can develop a trusting relationship with their dentist over time and won’t have to switch to a new dentist once they become an adult.

It’s necessary to establish a healthy dental hygiene practice from a young age to increase the likelihood that your child will continue good oral habits into adulthood.

Advantage Dental Care takes steps to ensure a positive experience at the dental office to encourage your children to regularly continue visiting the dentist.

When does my child need to start seeing the dentist?

Advantage Dental Care recommends bringing your child into the practice as soon as they start getting baby teeth. These initial pediatric visits are simple and help your child have positive experiences with the dentist to make dental care at later stages of life easier. 

The dentist ensures your baby’s teeth are developing properly and gives you an opportunity to ask questions about maintaining your child’s teeth at home with gentle brushing twice daily.

What if my child needs orthodontic treatment?

If your child needs orthodontic treatment, he can receive it at Advantage Dental Care by the same dental team providing his pediatric dentistry services. The American Dental Association recommends children receive an evaluation for orthodontic needs by age seven.

What if my child has dental anxiety?

Some children are anxious about visiting the dentist. If your child seems nervous, you can relieve some of that anxiety by bringing your child with you to your next dental cleaning and exam.

They can watch you receive the cleaning and learn that there’s nothing to worry about when it’s their turn to get their teeth cleaned. Bringing your children to the pediatric dentist for check-ups at very young ages also helps relieve their anxiety.

To schedule a pediatric dentistry appointment for your child, call Advantage Dental Care or use the convenient online booking tool today.