Pediatric Dentistry in Ashburn, VA
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About Pediatric Dentistry
Dental health is important for each member of your household, no matter their age. At Joanna Claustro DMD & Associates, we invite parents to make their child's initial visit to the dentist before they turn one. From that point, parents should make certain their kids go to the dentist at least twice a year for cleanings and examinations. Our intention is to give your child a fun and relaxing visit to our Ashburn, VA practice to give them a positive association with going to the dentist that will last the rest of their life. During their dental appointment, our team will assess the development of their teeth, look for issues or areas of concern, and instruct them on the best way to keep a consistent dental care regimen at home. To find out more on pediatric dentistry for your child, contact Joanna Claustro DMD & Associates to make an appointment with a member of our staff.
What Are the Benefits of Pediatric Dentistry?
Pediatric dentistry at Joanna Claustro DMD & Associates in Ashburn, VA carries a number of benefits that cater to the concerns of children, preserving their oral wellness and establishing habits for a future of gorgeous smiles. These advantages include:
- Identification and prevention of dental concerns, including tooth decay and misalignment
- Setting up healthy oral hygiene routines from an early age that can last a lifetime
- A positive, friendly dental experience for kids
- Allows Dr. Claustro to track the growth and development of the child's teeth and jaw
- Informational resources and suggestions for caregivers concerning healthy oral habits
- Promoting general health and well-being of children by safeguarding oral wellness
How Does Pediatric Dentistry Work?
Many problems can be treated in your child's dental visit. Normally, their appointment will consist of a dental examination and a dental cleaning. Following their cleaning, a fluoride treatment also might be performed to strengthen the teeth and enamel while they are growing. In addition, sealants are usually recommended to minimize tooth decay and cavities. Dr. Claustro also may correct teeth that show signs of decay or are damaged, chipped, or broken by creating a successful treatment plan. Eventually, our team can recommend orthodontics to straighten their teeth, which may prevent future dental problems.
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Protect Your Child's Teeth
Help your child develop good oral health habits for the remainder of their life by scheduling biannual appointments at Joanna Claustro DMD & Associates. Dr. Claustro and her team believe it is important to start receiving dental care early to begin preventive measures and stop future problems from developing. To schedule a comprehensive dental examination for your son or daughter, contact our office in Ashburn, VA.
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Pediatric Dentistry FAQs
At what age should I take my child for their first dental visit?
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recommends that children be seen by a dentist by their first birthday or within six months of the appearance of their first tooth, whichever comes first. This might seem early, but cavities can develop as soon as teeth appear, typically around six months of age.
How can I prepare my child for their first dental visit to minimize anxiety?
Before the visit, try to maintain a positive attitude and explain that the dentist is a friendly doctor who will help them care for their teeth. Reading books or watching videos about going to the dentist can also help them feel more prepared and less anxious.
When should I start brushing my child's teeth?
You can start brushing your child's teeth as soon as they appear, using a child-size toothbrush and a small amount of fluoride toothpaste (about the size of a grain of rice). As your child grows, you can gradually use more toothpaste.