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Children’s Dentistry in Virginia Beach, VA

Smile by Design offers gentle care for your kids.

Children's Dentist Virginia BeachChildren’s dentistry completes the family dentistry services offered by Smile by Design. It’s common knowledge that children come with their own set of needs, and the same is true for their dental care. Our team is skilled and practiced with providing the information your kids need to create a solid foundation for their dental hygiene.

When should I start taking my child to the dentist?

We encourage families to bring their children to our Virginia Beach office as early as age two, when their baby teeth begin to come in and they’re old enough to sit in a chair on their own. Of course, if you notice an issue with the way teeth are growing, you’re welcome to bring your child in earlier by scheduling an appointment with our children’s dentistry office. The dentists at Smile by Design understand that examinations can be stressful to young children, especially during their first visit to the dentist’s office. Your child will be shown around the office to be put at ease during the exam time. Our professionals will be compassionate and gentle while explaining the importance of brushing and flossing, checking for proper growth and cavities, and counting your child’s baby teeth.

But my child knows how to brush teeth...

The team at Smile by Design knows that you’ve most likely taught your child the basics of their self-dental care, but there are often spots that children miss or ignore. Their nighttime hygiene rituals can be skipped altogether, and cavities will result. Children’s dentistry at Smile by Design is available to check and prevent tooth decay which, if left unchecked, can create problems in your child’s other teeth and gums. Our staff will gently provide professional teeth cleaning so that you child will grow up understanding that dental visits are nothing to fear.

Fluoride Treatments for Children

Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that is extremely important for the healthy enamel of teeth. Because fluoride exposure is more important the younger you are, the children’s dentistry office at Smile by Design provides fluoride treatments to reduce the risk of cavities, reverse tooth decay, and makes teeth more resistant to harmful bacteria. Purchasing toothpaste that contains fluoride is also beneficial for children’s overall dental health.

Your children are depending on you for their complete dental attention. Contact our office today to schedule your children’s dentistry appointment with Smile by Design today. We teach children from Virginia Beach, Fort Story, and Northeast Virginia Beach how to properly maintain their teeth. The sooner that we can educate your child, the sooner they can improve their health.

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Pembroke 1 Building, 281 Independence Blvd., Suite 210, Virginia Beach, VA 23462 USA
Stephanie Santos, DDS Vinita Folck, DDS Smile by Design put fun in dentistry, with their family-friendly office, which provides gentle, compassionate, and comfortable family dentistry. (757) 499-9639 drfolck@smilebydesignva.com