At Virginia Family Dentistry, we take pride in providing the best care for every member of your family, especially the little ones. Our Pediatric Dentists understand the significance of your child’s first dental visit. They are dedicated to making it a positive, educational, and enjoyable experience.
Early Visits Lay the Foundation for Lifelong Dental Health
Recognizing the importance of early dental care, we follow the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry’s recommendation for a child’s first dental visit by age 1. Age 1 dental visits are important to address any dental issues early on and familiarize your child with the dentist. Should anything arise in the future, our goal is that your child is already comfortable with the office and our team and considers visits to the dentist fun. Our pediatric specialists are uniquely equipped with additional training to manage children’s distinct needs and concerns.
What to Expect: A Visit Tailored for Tiny Smiles
Your child’s initial visit should be as comforting and stress-free as possible. For many toddlers, this means an exam in a parent’s lap, focusing on prevention, early detection, and familiarization with the dental environment. Our discussions extend beyond cavity prevention to include home habits influencing oral development, ensuring a holistic approach to your child’s dental health.
Continued Care As Your Child Grows
As your child grows, so does our care. Regular visits allow us to monitor development, ensuring teeth are emerging and aligning as they should. Our team creates a positive atmosphere, making dental care a fun part of your child’s routine. From choosing toothpaste flavors to celebrating the visit with stickers and tokens, we ensure every visit leaves a lasting, positive impression.