Pediatric Dentistry Specialist

Smile Dental Clinic

Family Dentistry & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Falls Church, VA & Herndon, VA

Children often fear their routine dental visits, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Farah Ahmad, DDS, and Saira Ahmad, DDS, at Smile Dental Clinic in Falls Church and Herndon, Virginia, specialize in pediatric dentistry, the branch of oral health care that focuses on the unique treatment needs of children. They’ll help you and your children feel comfortable about going to the dentist and make the experience something to look forward to, rather than dread. To schedule an appointment for your child, call the office or use the online booking tool today.

Pediatric Dentistry Q & A

What is pediatric dentistry?

Pediatric dentistry is a dental specialty that’s specific to children’s oral health. Pediatric dentistry not only focuses on dental work for children—it also considers each child’s needs and attitude about going to the dentist. Since a trip to the dentist can be scary for a child, it’s key to make their experience as comfortable and uncomplicated as possible.

You’ll need to keep up on your child’s oral health throughout adolescence. Once you find a dentist that your child enjoys, the work will be much easier for both of you.

When should I take my child to see a pediatric dentist?

You should begin bringing your child to Smile Dental Clinic as soon as their first tooth breaks through, which should be before age one. From then on, checkups should occur once every six months to ensure that your child’s teeth are developing and staying healthy. 

The team at Smile Dental Clinic will inform you if more frequent appointments are necessary or if your child needs any dental work beyond cleanings.

What can pediatric dentists do?

Pediatric dentists can perform a variety of dental procedures aimed at keeping kids’ mouths healthy and clean. Among other operations, pediatric dentists can help with:

  • Cleanings
  • Sealants
  • Fillings
  • Oral health exams
  • Injury treatment
  • Oral disease management

A pediatric dentist can also assess your child’s diet and habits and makes suggestions for changes to promote oral health and development. If you have any questions about your child’s teeth, they can help you find the answers.

What are the benefits of pediatric dentistry?

There are several benefits of taking your child to a pediatric dentist, including:

  • Preventing disease and decay
  • Ensuring normal teeth development
  • Stopping bad oral habits
  • Keeping your child comfortable at the dentist

When it comes to dentistry, children have different needs than adults. Pediatric dentists are trained to work with children, making sure that their needs are met and that a trip to the dentist isn’t scary or stressful for them. 

If you want to be sure that your child’s teeth are developing normally and that they have good oral health, call or schedule an appointment online with the highly skilled team at Smile Dental Clinic today.