Arlington Advanced Dental Care » Pediatric Dentist in Arlington VA

Pediatric dentists specialize in the oral health of kids. This professional ensures that a child’s teeth and gums are healthy. A pediatric dentist has qualifications and advanced training that allow him to assess and treat various oral conditions throughout the stages of childhood.

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Importance of Caring for Your Child’s Health

Teeth usually emerge during the fix six months of a child’s life. By six or seven years old, a child loses his first set of teeth that is eventually replaced by permanent teeth. Although a lot of parents think that taking care of secondary teeth is more imperative than taking care of primary teeth, there are consequences to poor dental care during the first six years of life. This is because some primary teeth will be inside the child’s mouth until he is twelve years old. Damaged or broken “baby” teeth can significantly affect the overall health of your child. Taking your child to a reliable pediatric dentist can help prevent oral problems.

Why Take Your Child to a Pediatric Dentist?

A pediatric dentist needs to complete four years of dental school and two more years of advanced dentistry training for children, teens, infants and kids with special needs. In some states, pediatric dentists are required to hold a specialty designation from an organization. Pediatric dentistry is all about providing primary care and comprehensive therapeutic and preventative diagnosis, consultation and care. A pediatric dentist offers a wide range of services such as infant oral health examinations and risk assessment to prevent various oral health problems.

We can provide counseling on thumb sucking and pacifier use as well as conduct early assessments on teeth and bite position. Our dentists can treat and manage oral conditions such as dental injuries and gum disease. They can also conduct an oral health diagnosis as well as provide fluoride treatments and diet recommendations for preventative dental care.

Aside from taking good care of your child’s teeth and gums, our dentists know how to deal with kids. Children have various emotional needs and they need a lot of understanding and patience. Our dentists can provide the care and comfort that your child needs. Your child’s primary teeth may not be permanent, but he should have dental checkups on a regular basis. Regular visits can help teach your child valuable oral health habits that he will need for life.

We can also assess whether the oral hygiene that your child is practicing at home is enough. We can determine possible oral health issues and provide the right treatment and preventative methods.

We will ensure your child’s life-long oral health. Do not worry because we have some of the most reasonable rates in the area. We don’t have any hidden fees, so you are assured that you will pay the exact amount.

Call Dr. Hossein Ahmadian from Arlington Advanced Dental Care. He will give an initial consultation to identify the main problem and determine the best pediatric dentistry treatment plan for your child.