How can we help you?
We're experts at what we do so you don't have to be. But there's a lot to consider when making decisions about dental treatment, and you have a right to feel fully informed and have all your questions answered.
At Dr. Fairfax & Associates Family Dentistry, we're firm believers in educating our patients about the benefits of a healthy smile, so your questions are very important to us. We encourage your questions because we believe that an informed patient is a happy patient!
Here are a few of the questions we hear most frequently. Please give us a call if you're looking for other answers that you don't see here. A friendly member of our team will be happy to help you.
This is an excellent question, and it’s a great idea to help get your little one ready for their new adventure, so they get excited about it and not see it as a scary experience.
The goal is for their first visit to our office to be low stress and fun, and there are things you can do to help us accomplish this:
- Search online or visit your library for children’s books that help your little one understand (on their level) what the dentist is all about.
- If they have an older sibling who has a dental appointment, bring your younger child with you so they can get used to us and the office setting before it’s time for their first visit. Or, bring your child to your next checkup.
- Keep your negative thoughts about dentistry to yourself; the last thing you want is to frighten them even before they reach our office.
Friendly Dentist for Kids in Fairfax
The team at Fairfax Dental Associates, enjoys treating children, and we value the trust you place in us to be part of their first dental experience. We can assure you that we have treated many children and understand what we need to do to help them feel safe and secure with us.
If your child is starting to get their baby teeth and you’re looking for a practice that offers gentle dentistry for kids in Fairfax, please call our office so we can get started. We look forward to helping your child develop a positive attitude about their oral health care that will last a lifetime.
At Dr. Fairfax & Associates Family Dentistry, we love to see children at our practice. Our goal is to make every experience they have with us exceptional so they'll look forward to future visits!
Your Child's First Visit
We like to see children around the age of one year old for their first visit. As your child gets older, Dr. Fairfax may recommend some additional services to help build and protect small teeth.
Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that helps teeth remineralize and strengthen as they develop. We may recommend fluoride treatments for your child during their routine cleanings and checkups. Dental sealants are a thin coating of composite material that we use to cover the chewing surfaces of your child's molars as they get older. Sealants help protect these vulnerable areas from tooth decay, which minimizes cavities for your child.
If your child participates in sports, Dr. Fairfax is happy to discuss the right protective wear for your child. Because sports injuries or accidents account for 40% of dental emergencies, it's important to be proactive about protecting your child's mouth and teeth from injury.
Dentist for Kids in Fairfax
We look forward to building a relationship with your child and teaching them the importance of their oral health. Contact our office today to schedule their next appointment.
At Dr. Fairfax & Associates Family Dentistry, we see children starting at 1–2 years of age. We’ve found that a great way to start getting your kids used to dental visits is by letting them see how you react to the dentist. We recommend that you bring your child with you to one of your cleanings for their first "unofficial" dental visit to introduce them to the concept, the office, staff, and surroundings.
Getting Your Child Ready for the Dentist
When preparing your child for their first visit, be careful how you refer to the process. Avoid using any words or descriptions that would scare or confuse your child. A fun way to get them ready for the visit is to “check” their teeth and then let them check yours.
Kid's Dentist in Fairfax VA
During the first visit, we will often just look at and count their teeth, discuss home care, and proper oral hygiene techniques. Our team knows how to keep these visits light and fun so that children don’t develop any fears or worries about their next visit. Most children will have their first "official" dental visit, including a complete exam and cleaning, around 2 –2 1⁄2 years old. Again, we keep it fun, friendly, and child-centered so that children can approach their subsequent visits with confidence. Give us a call today!