Caring Family Dentistry for the Northern Virginia Area
Here at the Center for Dental Anesthesia, we provide excellent family dentistry that will keep you and your loved ones healthy and safe for a lifetime. We create a safe atmosphere where everyone can participate in relaxing dental care.
Full Service Family Dentistry
Alexandria family dentist, Dr. Zeyad Mady, prides himself on providing customized care to all of his patients. If you or someone you love has dental anxiety, various allergies, or particular dental requirements, you can trust our family dentistry team to give them personalized care. This can include hospital-grade general anesthesia.
Our family dentistry comprises preventative care, professional teeth cleaning, oral cancer screening, and sealants.
Happy Pediatric Dentistry
At the Center for Dental Anesthesia, we have provided high-quality pediatric dentistry in the Arlington area for over 30 years. Early visits to your family dentist for your child can help cultivate positive attitudes toward oral hygiene.
A baby’s first dental appointment, usually at a year old, can set a precedent for future visits. Our pediatric dentistry experts are experienced in making early visits enjoyable. Our philosophy is to include parents in the treatment planning and decision-making, so we always fully explain recommended procedures.
At-home oral care should start well in advance of the first tooth and continue throughout your child’s development.
- For babies, parents should clean the gums at least once daily with a moist cloth or baby tooth wipe in order to establish healthy oral hygiene habits.
- As soon as the first tooth erupts, toothpaste without fluoride – also called training toothpaste – should be used. Parents should start brushing the baby’s teeth with a soft toothbrush meant for babies or with a finger toothbrush coated with just a smear or thin layer of non-fluoride toothpaste.
- At age one, an initial dentist visit and a change to fluoride toothpaste will set the tone for oral health throughout childhood and life.
- By age two, parents should start applying a pea-size amount of fluoride toothpaste to the toothbrush. The child should be encouraged to spit out the toothpaste; however, if some is swallowed, the small amount ingested is not a concern.
- Beginning at age two, a check-up appointment should be scheduled every six months in order to maintain your child’s oral health.
Not all of our patients require dental sedation, but we provide hospital-grade anesthesia to adults or children who suffer from a dental phobia or need a different kind of dental experience. To set up an appointment for you or your child, please contact our team today.