Family Dentistry

Family Dentistry Treatments in Leesburg, VA

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I'm a dental hygienist. I love seeing patients. Being in the dentistry field for more than seven years, so I love my job. I love helping others. The most important part is making my patient happy. I like to give an outstanding treatment to them and help as much as I can. I like to talk to my patients, make them feel comfortable. I usually talk to them while I'm treating them, and asking questions, how are you feeling, and what I can do to help them feel better? I have seen children for many year, have treated children for many years, and I usually, I explain them what to expect. I show them. We use a small puppy, where we show them how they have to brush their teeth, and I explain to them what am I going to be doing, so they know what to expect on their visit.

All the doctors here, they do an outstanding job, as well as the hygienists here. We're very friendly. We take care of all our patients, and we do the best to provide the best treatment to each of them.

There’s a reason our dental office is called Family First Dental & Implant Center. We offer family dentistry and really do put your family first. While other dental offices might call themselves “family dentists” as a marketing ploy, the whole team at our Leesburg, VA dental office enjoys working with kids and knows how to help them relax during their visit.

When Should My Child First Visit A Dentist?

Although this depends a little bit on each child’s development, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends bringing your child to their first dental visit no later than their first birthday. Children can start getting baby teeth as early as six months old, so it’s a good idea to let our dentists make sure those teeth are coming in the way they should. We also ensure your child’s bite is developing normally.

At our Leesburg, VA dental office, we know the really important thing about that first visit is to set the stage for a lifetime of good appointments. That’s why we go out of our way to help your child feel safe and have fun during the visit. We always give your child a tour of our office, explain the tools they find there, and invite you to stay with your son or daughter for the whole appointment.

How Often Should My Family Come In For An Appointment?

Even if everyone in your family does a great job with brushing, flossing, and avoiding sugary foods and drinks, few people have the expert training and specialized tools needed to keep your teeth and gums truly clean. That’s why dentists recommend coming in for a cleaning every six months. But equally important is the dental exam. Our dentists can use visual inspections and digital X-rays to spot early signs of cavities, gum disease, oral cancer, and more. And as you’d expect, early detection means less hassle and cost to you.

Does My Teenager Need Metal Braces?

No one’s adult teeth come in perfectly. Usually, a few teeth here and there push others out of the way, and you end up with a mouth of healthy but crooked and uneven teeth. But you can’t do anything about it until all the teeth have stopped moving. That usually happens in the early teens, which is why so many teenagers get braces. But at our Leesburg, VA dental office, we offer two alternatives to metal braces. Our clear ceramic braces are much harder to see than traditional braces, and our Invisalign clear plastic aligners move your teeth like braces but are almost invisible when worn.

If My Child’s Sports Team Requires Mouthguards, Can You Help?

If your child is playing contact sports or riding a bike, it’s recommended that they wear a helmet just in case there’s an accident. Most of the time the helmet just sits there, but when it is needed, both of you will sure be glad it was there. The same is true for athletic mouthguards. They can protect your teeth from injury, which is why so many teams require them these days. At our Leesburg, VA dental office, we have Under Armour mouthguards that can be customized to fit your child’s teeth.

My Child Has A Toothache, What Should I Do?

A tooth can hurt for several reasons. Sometimes, it’s as simple as having a cavity that grew too fast. Some might have inflamed pulp on the inside and need root canal therapy. Maybe the pain is not in the tooth but in the gums (which could mean gum disease) or in the jaw (which could mean TMJ disorder). Because we are a family dentistry office, we offer treatments to help with all of that. The key is to bring your child into our office as soon as possible. If this is an emergency, same-day appointments are available.

For more information on our family dentistry, or to schedule your next appointment, call our office today at 703-297-4353 or use our convenient online form.