Healthy teeth and gums are important no matter your age; it’s just as important for kids to have regular checkups as it is for adults. At The Center for Dental Anesthesia in Alexandria we understand that no kid really wants to go to the dentist, so we make our office a friendly and inviting place.
We want to see kids in our office no later than their first birthday. If their teeth start coming in before then, it’s time for their first checkup. This is in keeping with professional guidelines.
Parents can set the right example by taking good care of their own teeth and gums. After all, a big part of how kids learn is through observation. Seeing grownups take good care of their own teeth sends a powerful message they are not likely to miss.
Well-rounded dental care includes:
- Brushing twice a day
- Flossing at least once
- Using only products that carry the American Dental Association seal
- Limiting sugary or starchy snacks
- Drinking plenty of water
- Regular checkups with the dentist
Once your children get a little older and have their permanent teeth, ask us about dental sealants. Sealants coat the teeth with a protectant to provide an extra layer of cavity prevention.
Good oral care during childhood gets your youngster started on a lifetime of good dental health, and pediatric dentistry at The Center for Dental Anesthesia in Alexandria helps them along the way. We are honored that parents from all over northern Virgina, Fairfax, and Prince William County have made us a part of their child’s wellness team. We also offer complete cosmetic dentistry. Schedule an appointment today!
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