Dr. Smith will put your children at ease, no matter age or
whatever past dental experiences they have had. In our
practice, we use the most advanced treatments and give them
with thoughtfulness and care. The doctor promotes good daily
dental habits in all young patients, so they keep their
natural teeth for a lifetime. Our team enjoys seeing your
children from age one throughout their formative years, as
they grow and change each year.
Calming Dental Fears
We strive to make sure that all generations of children grow
up without anxiety over visits to a dental office. As many
parents have told us, we are achieving this goal! Our office
is always a happy place to visit that relieves any fears
children may have. We will always help you, no matter if you
have an active eight-year-old or a scared two-year-old.
Choosing Your Child’s Dentist
is Like Choosing Their Pediatrician
Children’s teeth are more susceptible to cavities than
adults due to many factors. Often they do not brush well by
themselves. We encourage parents to be a part of their daily
dental hygiene so they develop good habits. Kids tend to eat
throughout the day, which results in extended exposure to
acid (whenever you eat, acid is produced) that can produce
If a tooth is already not as clean as it needs to be, decay
will have a faster rate of development when exposed to more
acid. With better dietary selections, improved hygiene, and
an application of fluoride varnish to protect the teeth, the
occurrence of cavities can be greatly reduced.
Preventing Child Tooth Decay –
the Easy Way!
You may be aware that children don’t always do a good job
with daily dental care. Even if they’re diligent, the deep
grooves of back teeth can still allow bacteria, acids, and
plaque to build up until decay eventually sets in. Any
amount of decay means the tooth is permanently damaged and
will require a filling. The good news is that there is a way
to prevent this from happening. One quick and easy
application of dental sealants will be a big preventive
measure against decay.
First the teeth are cleaned, then sterilized. A clear coat
of the sealant is applied to the entire surface of each
tooth. A curing light is used to bond the sealant to the
tooth. And that’s it! The entire procedure takes only
minutes, and it is one of the best preventions against
cavities for both children and adolescents. Best of all, no
shots are given and no drilling is necessary. The entire
natural tooth remains intact.
Your entire family deserves a
healthy smile! Give us a call today at (540) 338-0110 to
schedule a visit for everyone.
(540) 338-0110 • 609-T East Main Street • Purcellville, VA 20132