Children's Dentistry in Fairfax VA
Are you looking for a dentist who has compassion and the understanding to treat your child? It’s important to find a gentle, caring professional who’ll put your child’s needs first. We know that every child has unique needs and reacts differently to dental visits. Our goal at Dr. Fairfax & Associates Family Dentistry is to get to know your child to better understand their needs and help them feel safe and secure.
Gentle, Caring Professionals
If you’re intimidated by dental visits, imagine how a young child must feel when visiting a dental office for the first time. They're suddenly faced with unfamiliar faces in a strange new setting, and surrounded by strange-looking equipment. This can be pretty overwhelming for some kids!
For that reason, we make every effort to put your child at ease and ensure that they're completely comfortable with us. Many adults who have dental anxiety had a negative experience as a child that could easily have been prevented with the proper approach and concern for a child's unique needs. Our team gets tremendous satisfaction from knowing that we're doing everything possible to help kids get a positive start with their dental care.
As time goes by, you’ll have lots of questions about your child’s dental health. But at this stage, you just want their first visit to be a positive experience.
Dr. Cerina Fairfax and our team love working with kids, so there’s one less thing for you to worry about! We take our time with kids and will never add stress fora child who’s not ready. We’ll always plan your child's treatment based on their individual comfort level, and work toward a point where we've earned enough trust for them to feel comfortable with treatments like cleanings.
Your Child’s First Visit
You should make your child’s first dental appointment when their first baby teeth come in, but no later than age one. The first visit is exciting, but as a parent you may be a little hesitant about the process – What is going to happen during the visit? Will your little one react in a positive way?
We make the first “Happy Visit” fun and stress-free by turning it into a fun adventure. Years of experience have taught us that we can provide your child with the best experience by speaking to them on their level and providing constant reassurance. When we show your child around our office, we'll use terms they can understand and convey a positive attitude about the time they spend with us. We'll count their teeth, take pictures, and give them a ride in the dental chair. Depending on his or her age, we’ll show them how to brush their teeth. If your child needs to feel more secure, we can have them sit on your lap during their exam.
Prompt Care When Your Child Needs It Most
Obtaining quality dental care for your child should never be complicated or stressful. Most dental insurances cover the cost of preventive care for children, and we’ll be happy to work out the details with you. We accept most PPO plans, including Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, Carefirst Blue Cross Blue Shield, Delta Dental, Cigna, and Aetna.
If you’re looking for your child’s first dental home, please give our Fairfax dental office a call. We get a lot of satisfaction out of working with kids, and we’d love to welcome you and your child to our dental family. Please contact our office, and we’ll be happy to arrange a convenient appointment for you and your child to stop by for a visit and meet our team.