Pediatric Dentistry in Vienna, VA
At Capital Esthetics and Family Dentistry, we provide our patients with the highest quality pediatric dentistry services. If you are looking for a family dentist who will treat your child with care and compassion, call us today at (703) 225-0040 for the best Vienna pediatric dentistry services.
Why is Pediatric Dentistry Important?
A pediatric dentist offers a wide range of pediatric services, including regular cleanings and exams, restorative care, extractions, sedation, orthodontics, periodontal treatment for gum disease, TMJ/TMD treatment, and more.
Our pediatric dental team always places your child’s dental and oral health as a top priority. We want our young patients to feel comfortable while visiting the dentist. We educate them on good oral hygiene and ensure they have a fun and pleasant experience while under our care. Our team understands that visiting the dentist can be scary, especially for kids, so we offer safe sedation options such as nitrous oxide and will provide compassionate care for your child’s particular needs.
Pediatrics dentistry is essential for children because beautiful smiles for a lifetime begin in childhood.
Pediatric Services at Captial Esthetics Pediatric Dental Practice
Dr. Diane Pham, DMD, is part of the Northern Virginia Dental Society, Virginia Dental Association, and the American Dental Association and received her dental degree to become a DMD at Boston University School of Dental Medicine. She now provides comprehensive, quality dental care to her patients in Vienna, from young children to adults.
She offers a range of specialties at our dental office, including aesthetic and restorative dentistry, fixed prosthodontics, implants, Invisalign, cosmetic braces system, and pediatric dentistry.
Here are some of the pediatric services we provide:
Dental sealants help to protect the back teeth from cavities and tooth decay. They are placed on the molars and premolars where the grooves of the teeth are deeper. The sealants create a thin barrier to prevent food particles from getting caught in these areas and causing tooth decay.
Our pediatric dentist uses several sealants to protect the teeth, including resin-based sealants and glass ionomer cement (GIC) sealants. Sealants are tooth-colored to match the color of your child’s teeth for a natural look.
Fluoride is essential to help prevent tooth decay. It strengthens the enamel, reduces cavity-causing acids, and helps teeth remineralize for a longer-lasting, naturally white smile. Fluoride can be found naturally in food sources, and some municipal areas require fluoride to be included in the drinking water systems. Our dentist may recommend a fluoride treatment if you live in an area where fluoride is not in your drinking water.
Fluoride varnishes are painted on the teeth in pediatric dentistry to help strengthen the enamel. Fluoride treatment is simple and can be done during regular dental cleanings.
Dental fillings are done in both pediatric and general dentistry. Fillings are used to restore decayed teeth to a healthy condition. The pediatric dentist can also place fillings on cavities located on baby teeth.
Tooth-Colored Fillings: Tooth-colored fillings can be made from composite resins or porcelain. They can be color-matched to your child’s teeth, which means no silver appearance after the treatment.
Metal Fillings: Amalgam fillings are silver-colored and made from mercury, silver, tin, and other metals. Amalgam fillings are more durable than different types of pediatric dental fillings. However, they can darken or blacken over time.
Pediatric Tooth Extractions
Our dentist may recommend pediatric tooth extractions as a treatment option. This is typically done for baby teeth that do not allow permanent teeth to erupt, impacted permanent teeth, or wisdom teeth. Without a tooth extraction, these issues could lead to problems with the permanent teeth, including pain, misalignment, and damage to the adult teeth.
Please Schedule an Appointment with our Pediatric Dentist Today!
From our interactive waiting area to our knowledgeable and friendly staff members, you can trust our Vienna, VA dental office to provide the best dental care for your child’s dental health. We strive to make sure all of our patients are comfortable and have a wonderful experience while under our care.