When Should I First Visit A Pediatric Dentist?
Our office, as well as the American Association of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), the American Dental Association (ADA) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) all recommend establishing a 'dental home' for your child by age one.
There are many reasons to establish a home early. In the same way a pediatrician (or kids physician) is very important for your child's health, a pediatric dentist is specifically trained to proactively screen for problems before they occur.
Establishing a child’s dental home provides an opportunity to implement preventive dental health habits that meet each child’s unique needs and keep the child free from dental or oral disease. Our pediatric dentist at VK Pediatric Dentistry in Arlington, VA has been doing this for many years and has picked up tricks and tips, and has expert knowledge that can help ensure you have the best set of information moving forward to ensure your children don't get cavities.
We get so many questions from 'what is the best toothbrush to use' to 'what is the best age to stop using their pacifier'. Regular visits are the best way to have these questions answered and also tailored to your child's specific needs. We do not believe in a one size fits all approach.
Preventative counseling, diet and nutrition coaching, and an examination to ensure all teeth are developing and erupting properly is important. Although uncommon, regular screening can help catch things such as bite malformations, tooth discrepancies, pathology, early signs of cavities. They can also help create an individualized plan so that your child has the best success moving forward. Our goal is to create a fun, learning environment and that all children we see are armed with the knowledge to take care of their teeth for life.
VK Pediatric Dentistry hopes to become your children’s dental home by establishing a comfortable, trusting relationship between our dentist, your kids and you!
VK Pediatric Dentistry
5001 Lee Hwy, Arlington VA 22207