19301 Winmeade Dr., Suite 202 Leesburg, VA 20176

Leesburg, VA Pediatric Dentist Office Patient Information

At SmileCity Pediatric Dentistry, we know that going to the dentist can be a source of anxiety and confusion for children and parents. We want to help prepare the entire family for your child’s dental visit. Our goal is for everyone to have a positive experience from start to finish. As a result, we have collated helpful information to make their appointment more comfortable, enjoyable, and stress-free. 

For Patients in Leesburg, VA

Appointment Information

Having a run-down of your child’s dental appointment can be helpful for you as well as your child. You can help prepare your child and create a better dental experience. Start by having conversations with your child about their upcoming visit. This is when you can reassure them that Dr. Mark and Dr. SK are here to help keep their teeth healthy and strong. 

At our office, our dentists will introduce themselves and start with a friendly conversation. Then, we will visually examine their mouths as well as take digital x-rays. Depending on their age, we may perform a dental cleaning to get rid of plaque and bacteria from their teeth. Throughout their appointment, we will assure your child and encourage their brave and cooperative behavior. 

After the appointment, parents should continue to promote the oral hygiene habits learned at the dentist. You can brush and floss your teeth together to encourage their habits. Make sure to schedule regular dental check-ups every six months to make sure their smile is in tip-top shape. 

Parent and Patient Information

Learn more about our dental practice, dentists, and the services we provide. 

Pediatric FAQs

We can answer some of your most commonly asked questions. We serve Leesburg, Lansdowne, Ashburn, and surrounding communities.

When should my child have their first dental visit?

We recommend that your child have their first dental visit by their first birthday or within six months of their first tooth. Even though they are baby teeth that will eventually fall out, early dental visits help us find potential issues before they cause damage. Additionally, we can establish a positive relationship with your child before they develop any fear or anxiety. 

What are the benefits of fluoride treatments for children?

Fluoride treatments help strengthen the enamel of their teeth. This can help make them more resistant to decay. Furthermore, fluoride treatments can help reverse the early signs of tooth decay and prevent cavities from developing. These treatments are quick, easy, and painless. As a result, they are an excellent preventative measure for children of all ages. 

How often should my child go to the dentist?

Much like adults, children should visit the dentist regularly for routine check-ups and cleanings every six months. When you go to these visits, it helps your child develop and maintain optimal oral health. We can also prevent dental issues before they start. At these visits, we will talk to parents about how they can take care of their child’s teeth at home. We also provide recommendations for your child’s unique needs.