Our practice is focused on providing your child with personalized dental care. We specialize in caring for children from infancy, through the teenage years, and those with special needs. You will find that we will make you and your child feel at home and at ease in our office. We spend quality time with each child and parent and answer any questions that you may have. We want to ensure that all of our patients have a healthy smile that will last a lifetime.
Your Child’s Dental Checkup
If there is any set of treatments you should be scheduling for your child, it’s preventive care like checkups and cleanings. By bringing your child in every six months, we can polish their teeth, examine their mouth for any issues and properly address them as needed. You’ll also get a chance to learn the most effective methods to practice oral care and what your child can be doing to improve, especially if they already have tooth decay or gum disease present.
With that said, our office can also provide treatments that protect your child as they go through their developmental stages of life. These treatments include:
- Dental sealants
- Fluoride varnishes
- Athletic mouthguards
- Space maintainers
A Wide Array of Services for Young Smiles
Without a comprehensive list of services, our office wouldn’t’ be able to cater to young patients as well as we could. That’s why we do everything we can to include services you may not see in other dental practices. Dr. Neda Etessam is not only trained to provide these services, but do so in a way that keeps your child comfortable every step of the way.
For example, if your child is having issues with their smile’s current alignment, interceptive orthodontics will ensure that your child’s bite and smile remains even as they go through adolescence and adulthood. Those with children who struggle to receive the care they need can also take advantage of nitrous oxide and hospital administered general anesthesia to ease their fears or anxiety while at the office. In the event that your child’s teeth are damaged, tooth-colored fillings and porcelain crowns can restore their smile’s appearance and function.
Gentle Care and a Relaxing Environment
Whether it’s your child’s first dental appointment ever or their 10th, making sure that they are comfortable and relaxed is crucial to ensuring successful long-term oral health as an adult. If your child were to have a bad dental care experience, especially at a young age, it has the potential to make every future visit that much more difficult. That’s why establishing a welcoming environment and making a good first impression is such a high priority for Dr. Etessam.
This can be especially important for very young patients or those with special needs who require extra attention. Providing dental care to young patients is about so much more than simply examining the current rate their baby teeth are erupting or getting their teeth additional protective treatments. It’s also about establishing a long-lasting connection with them as they get used to their new dental home.
Schedule an Appointment Today
Dr. Etessam specializes in pediatric dentistry. She was selected by Consumer Research Council of America as one of “America’s Top Pediatric Dentists”. McLean VA residents looking for a qualified pediatric dentist specialist may either call us or request an appointment online.