Your child’s first few interactions with their dentist will set a tone that can last a lifetime. This is why Reem I. Alhussain, DDS, Ibrahim Y. Alhussain, DMD, and the team at Tysons West Orthodontics & Children's Dentistry in Vienna and Tysons, Virginia, will take as much time as needed to put your child at ease. Their goal is to turn positive early visits into a lifetime of great dental health. To join a dental family that will give your child a great experience, book an appointment online or over the phone today.
Pediatric dentistry focuses on enhancing the oral health of adolescents and teenagers. Pediatric dentists complete an additional two or three years of training after they finish dental school to expand their skills and knowledge base in children’s dental health.
Just like general dentists, pediatric dentists focus on preventive, restorative, and cosmetic procedures.
Preventive care includes routine dental exams, cleanings, and education on how to properly brush and floss. Imaging and visual exams are also performed to catch dental issues early. Sealants are recommended as soon as molars erupt to protect the teeth from getting cavities.
Restorative services focus on addressing areas of existing decay or structural damage. Fillings, root canals, crowns, and gum disease treatment are all part of restorative care.
Many cosmetic procedures are better suited for adults, but there are some treatments that can help your child feel great about their smile. Teeth whitening can help with aesthetics, and teeth straightening and getting crowns can help with esthetics and restoration.
According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, your child should see the dentist before their first birthday. That might seem like an early start for dental care, but this timing will allow your child to establish a positive impression of going to the dentist long before they might need a procedure.
Early dental visits at Tysons West Orthodontics & Children's Dentistry will give your child a chance to get to know their dentist and get comfortable with the exam and cleaning process. There will be plenty of time for you to ask them questions about your child’s dental needs and to learn how to address issues as they arise.
To learn more about the team at Tysons West Orthodontics & Children's Dentistry, book an appointment online or over the phone today.