Rye Smiles for Life
10614 Warwick Avenue, Ste A, Fairfax, VA 22030
If you’re looking for good, affordable family dentistry in Fairfax, you needn’t search any longer. Our office offers comprehensive dental services and provides affordable, quality kids dentistry.
Our family dentists keep current on the latest dental trends and innovations in order to help keep your child’s oral health at its very best.
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry suggests that children begin their visits to a kids dentist when they develop their first tooth. One tooth can be subject to a cavity and if two teeth are next to each other, particles and detritus can become lodged between them. Your family dentist can show you how to floss your child’s teeth and you can start when they’re in infancy.
Babies and toddlers are prone to baby bottle tooth decay, which is triggered by the high sugar content of milk and juice. When these substances remain on the teeth, cavities are prone to develop. Children should never go to bed with a bottle or sippy cup. This can encourage the development of cavities as well as misalignment of the jaw.
Your family dentist will examine your child’s teeth and jaws to see if he or she has any issues such as cavities. If there are any, an x-ray may be needed although most young children don’t need one. The initial exam can be conducted in the dentist’s chair or on your lap, whichever is more comfortable for the child.
Our comprehensive family dentistry program encompasses the same aspects as that of adult dentistry, such as:
Regular cleanings are the best way to maintain good oral health. They’re also the best way to spot small issues such as a minor cavity before it becomes a major issue.
If your child has a cavity or several, a filling may be sufficient. If not, either a cap or a crown can restore your child’s dental health and function. Our family dentists can advise you on the best route to take for your kid’s dentistry needs.
A dental sealant is a thin layer of plastic that will shield the teeth against cavities and infection.
A topical fluoride treatment can help protect against cavities or decay.
If you child needs a root canal, we can help you. We’ve successfully performed root canals on very young children so ask your child’s dentist about the procedure.
If your child grinds his or her teeth at night, or if he or she is engaged in physical contact sports, a mouthguard can help protect against damage and injury.
If you have questions about when baby teeth come in, when they fall out, or what causes toothaches in babies and children, be sure to ask your kids dental care provider.
Dentistry for kids requires care and compassion. We understand that it can be time-consuming and tedious when you’re looking for, “family dentist near me” and don’t know which provider to choose. Stop by our office or give us a call we provide quality, comprehensive dental services.
Call us today and let us help you start on your child’s lifelong dedication to good oral health.
Call our office at (703) 565-2503