Getting Ready to Bring a Toddler to the Dentist

This article was published on: 07/20/18

Childrens dental procedures can be especially scary and uncomfortable for a child who has little dental experience. Yet dental care for children with baby teeth is very important to establish good habits and create a healthy environment for their future adult teeth. To prep your toddler or young child for an upcoming exam, try some…

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Prevention Is Key: How to Keep Your Child’s Teeth Cavity-Free

This article was published on: 07/11/18

With so many sweet treats and drinks easily accessible to children, it’s important to establish good oral hygiene habits as soon as possible. The earlier, the better, as deeply ingrained and repeated patterns are much more palatable to young children, and have a better chance of staying in place as they age. Here are a…

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3 Commonly Asked Questions About Your Child’s Teeth

This article was published on: 07/9/18

If you’ve never taken your child to the dentist before you probably have a few questions. For parents and guardians dealing with their child’s oral health for the first time, here are a few commonly asked questions and their answers. What Is a Kids Dentist? Pediatric dentists specialize in doing dental work on your childs…

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How to Make Going Back to School With Braces Easier For Your Child

This article was published on: 06/27/18

While having braces might not be the easiest thing for children to handle, it can be made a lot easier with help from their parents. If your child is getting braces before heading back to school in the fall, here are a few tips for making the journey with metal a breeze. Create a Braces…

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Dental Tips to Follow Before Sending Your Child Back to School in the Fall

This article was published on: 06/21/18

Since your kids are out of school for a few months, it can be hard to keep them on track with their daily routines. But your child’s teeth still need attention, even in the summertime. Before sending your kids back to school in the fall, you should complete an oral health back-to-school checklist. Here’s what…

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4 Red Flags Your Child May Be Experiencing a Tooth Infection

This article was published on: 06/19/18

Dental infections can be hard to identify. Some symptoms never reveal themselves, so your child could be dealing with something serious without you ever knowing. There are a few red flags that your child may be struggling with a dental infection. Let’s take a look at a few of them. Severe Toothache or Throbbing Pain…

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How Sedation Can Help Your Child’s Fear of the Dentist

This article was published on: 05/21/18

Children with poor oral health are three times more likely to miss school as a result of dental pain. Unfortunately, fear of the dentist can make getting into the office on a regular basis a big struggle. For many parents, sedation dentistry is the solution. Of course, you may be wondering how safe the process…

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What to Look for in a Dentist Office for Your Kids

This article was published on: 05/16/18

  Looking for a new dentist or a first dentist for your child might not be your top priority. While it may be hard and not the most fun thing to do, it’s actually extremely important. Something that’s just as important as the dentist you choose is the dentist office itself. If you don’t like…

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Bad-for-Your-Teeth Treats to Avoid Giving Your Child This Summer

This article was published on: 05/14/18

With the temperatures quickly rising, it can be hard to say no to a sweet treat. It can be even harder to your child if they’re begging to cool down with one. But what would your children’s dentist say about the teeth-damaging choices? Let’s take a look at a few sweet summer treats that are…

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Dealing With Dental Anxiety Before, During and After The Appointment

This article was published on: 04/29/18

It’s pretty common for children to be afraid of new things. Children typically fear monsters under their beds, but a fear of the dentist is common as well. If your child is dealing with dental anxiety, there are a few things you can do before their visit, during the dental work, and after their visit.…

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4 Tips to Help Calm Your Child’s Fear of the Dentist

This article was published on: 04/23/18

Seeing a childrens dentist should start before your child turns one, or as soon as their baby teeth are visible, typically around four months. To start practicing oral hygiene for kids, you can use a washcloth to clean your child’s teeth and eventually move to a toothbrush. When it’s time to start taking your child…

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Common Dental Issues Your Child May Experience

This article was published on: 04/19/18

As a parent, you probably have a lot of things to worry about. But one thing you shouldn’t have to worry about is your child’s dental health. Keeping your child’s teeth both healthy and clean can be quite a struggle. However, by taking care of your child’s teeth, you can prevent some of the most…

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Do Baby Teeth Actually Matter?

This article was published on: 03/26/18

  If you are a new parent, you’re probably familiar with the idea of getting your child in the dentist office for dental work before their first birthday — or as soon as their first tooth comes in. However, you might not understand how important it is to fully take care of your child’s baby…

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How to Preserve Your Child’s Baby Teeth

This article was published on: 03/22/18

If you are a parent, it’s probably extremely important for you to be able to keep certain mementos from your baby’s childhood. You probably have a baby book where their first footprints are stamped and locks of hair from the first haircut are kept. These keepsakes are easy to preserve, but what about your child’s…

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3 Myths About Children’s Cavities

This article was published on: 03/15/18

Some parents think they don’t need to worry so much about childrens dental care when their kids are still very young. However, taking care of baby teeth is extremely important for your child’s future. Taking care of the teeth includes making sure that their mouths are consistently cavity-free. While cavities are pretty common, there are…

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Commonly Asked Questions Dentists Always Hear

This article was published on: 03/2/18

Taking your child to the dentist can be both exciting and nerve-wracking. Your child might be extremely excited about getting their teeth cleaned on a regular basis, or they might be a little bit worried. If you haven’t taken your little one to the dentist for the first time yet, you and your child might…

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How to Prepare Your Child for Their First Visit to the Dentist

This article was published on: 02/28/18

Happy National Children’s Dental Health Month! As February is in full swing, it’s time to start thinking about your child’s oral health. If they’ve never been to the dentist before, now is the perfect time to get them in for their first dentist experience! Most dentists suggest that you get your child into the office…

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The 2 Bad Habits That Could Be Damaging Your Child’s Bite

This article was published on: 02/22/18

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 19% of children ages two to 19 have untreated cavities. Despite their bad reputation, however, dental caries aren’t the only (or even the worst) offender to children’s oral hygiene. As a parent, there is a number of issues you should watch out for when it…

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3 Things You Can Do to Help Your Child Adjust to Braces

This article was published on: 01/30/18

As a parent, you probably understand the importance of braces. Of course, as a self-conscious preteen, you might not see the importance at all. Children often see braces as a very bad thing, when in reality, they can help improve their smile and oral health for a lifetime to come. Children may have many different reasons…

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3 Tips for Preventing Your Child’s Cavities

This article was published on: 01/26/18

Getting your child to keep up with their oral hygiene can be a challenge. But what can be even more difficult is helping them when they develop a cavity. Cavities aren’t anyone’s friend. They can be painful and a pain to take care of. In order to help your kids prevent cavities, there are some…

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The Best Foods For Your Child’s Teeth

This article was published on: 01/24/18

As a parent, making sure that your child’s teeth are healthy is key. If they have poor oral hygiene, it leaves room for potential problems. Even though you’ve heard of different ways to protect your child’s teeth, you can easily prevent problems by knowing what you’re giving them to eat or drink. It’s well known…

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3 Reasons Why Your Child’s Teeth May Not be Growing Yet

This article was published on: 12/29/17

  It’s very exciting for your child when they begin to lose their baby teeth. They know that losing their teeth means the tooth fairy will appear while they’re sleeping and leave them a surprise. Not only does losing the teeth mean the arrival of the tooth fairy, but it also means that their permanent…

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3 Ways to Maintain Your Child’s Oral Health During the Holidays

This article was published on: 12/28/17

  This holiday season, there’s a chance that your kids will be wanting to eat all of the festive sweets available at the many family parties you’ll have to attend. While it’s okay for them to indulge just a bit this time of year, it’s important to make sure you’re doing what you can to…

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Kids Without Cavities

This article was published on: 12/26/17

It’s difficult to relinquish parental control over your child’s health to someone else. As irrational as it may be, you aren’t alone in being wary of, and meticulous in searching for, professionals to watch over your child’s physical well being. It’s awful to see your child sick, but your trust in doctors, nurses, and other…

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What to Do If Your Child’s Teeth Are Yellow

This article was published on: 11/28/17

Many people believe that having white teeth is important. That’s why, if you’re a parent, it might bother you to see that your child’s teeth are completely yellow. There are a few reasons why your child’s teeth may be changing color. They could be stained due to fluorosis, which means your child is ingesting too…

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How To Build Good Brushing Habits With Your Kid: 5 Fun Ideas

This article was published on: 11/20/17

Did you know that over 40% of children have cavities by the time they are in kindergarten? Childrens dental care is incredibly important from a young age. Those baby teeth may be temporary, but bad habits can last a lifetime. That’s why building and maintaining good dental hygiene habits can save countless trips to the…

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3 Ways to Protect Your Toddler’s Teeth

This article was published on: 11/16/17

  In order to prevent oral issues such as cavities, tooth decay, and other potentially serious problems, the first thing you need to do is help you toddler achieve prime oral health. But how do you make sure your child takes care of their teeth and keeps them in excellent condition? Unless you want to…

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3 Foods That Can Damage Your Child’s Teeth

This article was published on: 10/25/17

As a parent, it’s important to focus on keeping your child healthy. You have to make sure you’re feeding them the right foods, they’re getting enough exercise, and that they’re healthy. Unfortunately, food tends to be where problems start. you might be feeding your children foods that are good for their body, but don’t forget…

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How to Help Your Child Through Their First Dental Procedure

This article was published on: 10/20/17

As a child, going to the dentist can be extremely scary. However, it may be even scarier when they have to go in for their first procedure or surgery. Fortunately, there are many things that you can do to help your little one through the process of being put under or seeing many people in…

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What to Expect During Your Child’s First Dentist Visit

This article was published on: 10/18/17

Your child’s first dentist visit can be both exciting and nerve-racking. As a parent, it may be hard to see your child take one of the first big steps of their life. However, trips to the dental pediatrician are something that needs to be done. It’s very important to stay up-to-date and consistent with your…

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3 Reasons You Should Handle Cavities As Soon As They Appear

This article was published on: 09/21/17

If you’re a parent, you know the importance of keeping your children’s teeth healthy. Children should begin regular dentist visits at age one and continue to go to the dentist office for their dental work and care every six months after the first. It is important that your childrens dental care is not neglected, especially…

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Pediatric Dental Care 101: What You Need To Know

This article was published on: 09/12/17

Did you know that children with poor oral health are more likely to miss school? In fact, dental pain can increase a child’s odds of missing classes as much as three times as normal. But not to worry, there are several things that can be done to prevent this from occurring. The most obvious one…

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3 Common Dental Procedures Children Can Avoid With Good Dental Care

This article was published on: 09/1/17

One in five children in the U.S. go without dental care every year, and that can spell disaster for their teeth. A dentist visit at least twice a year (as recommended by the American Dental Association) can dramatically reduce the amount of dental work that needs to be done. And avoiding the dentist office can…

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3 Tips To Help Your Child Not Fear The Dentist

This article was published on: 08/9/17

If you’re a parent, you might have your own ideas about how dentistry for kids works. You might think that it’s unnecessary to push children dental care so young. After all, adult teeth don’t begin to come in until around age six, right? Wrong. The truth is that dental habits form young, and pediatric dentist…

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Trying to Keep Your Kids’ Teeth Strong? Avoid These 3 Parenting Mistakes

This article was published on: 08/7/17

Being a parent to a toddler can be a lot of fun. You get to play silly games and watch them grow into their personalities. There are certain aspects of parenthood, however, that are much more stressful than enjoyable. Perhaps one of the most difficult tasks that each parent faces at some point is trying…

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A Guide to Pediatric Orthodontics for the Parent Worried About Their Child’s Smile

This article was published on: 08/3/17

It is never too young to think about proper dental care for your child. While you may think that braces are far away, know that children orthodontics is a growing field and more children than ever are getting dental work done to improve their smiles. Many parents think that braces are only for teenagers, but…

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What to Expect During Your Child’s First Pediatric Dental Exam

This article was published on: 07/13/17

The earlier your child starts going to the dentist, the better. In fact, it’s recommended that children have their first visit to a pediatric dentist before they reach the age of one. That might seem a little bit early, but the truth is that dental care should start before a baby’s first teeth emerge. If…

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How to Choose the Right Dentist for Your Child

This article was published on: 07/11/17

Picking a dentist for yourself can be challenging. After all, you need to make sure you feel comfortable, that they’re concerned in the same areas you are, and that the office is efficient and competent. But choosing a dentist for kids? That brings a whole new level of complicated to the game. Pediatric dentistry is…

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4 Practices That Can Help Prevent Childhood Tooth Decay

This article was published on: 07/6/17

If there’s anything you should be taking away from pediatric dental services, it’s the importance of childhood dental care. Oral hygiene habits take time to form, and until they do it’s your responsibility as a parent to care for your child’s teeth and teach them how it’s done. According to the Center for Health and…

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4 Fast Facts About Pediatric Dental Care You Need to Know

This article was published on: 06/14/17

A full 20% of children go without dental care in the United States, partly due to the fact that there is a lot of misinformation out there concerning pediatric dental care. To prevent any confusion around pediatric dentistry and your child’s dental hygiene, here are some fast facts you need to know. Your child needs…

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Issues That Could Lead to Oral Health Issues in Your Child

This article was published on: 06/12/17

Keeping your child’s mouth healthy is of the utmost importance. With that in mind, it’s crucial to keep your eyes open for oral issues that could potentially affect your child’s oral and overall health. Whether you’re a new parent or a seasoned veteran, here’s what you need to be on the lookout for. Decaying or…

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4 Things Parents Can Do to Ensure a Successful First Dental Visit

This article was published on: 06/9/17

Children are wonderful, challenging little humans, but if you’re a first time parent it’s definitely easy to feel overwhelmed by the challenges. One of those challenges is preparing your child for their first dental appointment. Not sure where to begin? Here’s a short guide to help you prepare. When should I schedule? The first step…

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The Most Important Benefits of Regular Pediatric Dental Care

This article was published on: 05/25/17

A report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed that almost 19% of children between the ages of two and 19 have untreated cavities. Not only is that a lot of cavities, it’s also an indicator of just how important childrens dentistry really is. Here are just a few reasons why childrens dentistry…

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Tooth Truths: 4 Popular Dental Myths, Debunked

This article was published on: 04/26/17

For many people, going to the dentist is an activity they’d much rather skip. But regular dental visits are critical, especially for young children. And because of all of the popular misconceptions about oral health that continue to persist, many parents are misinformed about how important it is to have their children visit a dental…

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Pediatric Dental Care (Fairfax Location) is Celebrating One Year in Our New Office!

This article was published on: 03/16/17

Pediatric Dental Care (Fairfax location) is celebrating our first year in our new office space! Pediatric Dental Care, which specializes in making your tiny tot’s teeth clean and shiny, has been serving the Fairfax community for 12 years now, but we’ve only been in our award-winning office space for one year. Altogether, that means more…

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Open Wide! 4 Things You can do Today to Make Dentistry for Kids Less Scary

This article was published on: 02/23/17

Did you know that more than 40% of children have one or more cavities before they even reach kindergarten? Not only is it a sign of poor dental hygiene, it could be a result of infrequent dental visits. If a child doesn’t want to do something, it can be difficult to convince them otherwise. Fortunately,…

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Pediatric Dental Care Honored With 2016 Unique Design Award

This article was published on: 09/20/16

Winner of 2016 Starnet Worldwide Commercial Flooring Design Award   Pediatric Dental Care is proud to announce that we’ve been recognized for the outstanding flooring and interior design of our new Fairfax, VA office. We received the 2016 Bronze Starnet Worldwide Commercial Flooring Design Award for Unique Installation in the Healthcare field. Not only are we…

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6 Steps For Helping Your Child Stay Cavity-Free

This article was published on: 03/15/16

Did you know that dental decay for the most part is a preventable disease? At Pediatric Dental Care, our pediatric dentists know what behaviors are most likely to put kids at risk for developing dental disease. We want your child to be part of the cavity-free generation! That’s why we’ve put together these tips for…

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