If you have younger children and are wondering where to take them for a dental visit, a pediatric dentist would be a wonderful option to consider! Pediatric dentists go through extensive specialty training following their four years of dental school. In other words, pediatric dentists are seen as primary and specialty oral care providers for infants and children through adolescence, including children with special needs.

Although, some individuals may not agree with seeing a dentist for their children, properly taking care baby (primary) teeth are just as important as taking good care of adult (primary teeth). Teeth enable children to speak clearly and chew naturally—helping with daily functions. By ensuring your child sees a pediatric dentist regularly, you can be certain that they will be sure to create healthy oral habits that will carry on once the adult (permanent) teeth begin to erupt.

What To Look For In A Pediatric Dentist:

When you are searching for a pediatric dentist, you are certainly looking for someone more than who will take care of your child’s teeth. You want someone you can trust and build a relationship with not only you as a parent, but with your child as well.

It is important to factor in a few things when searching for the right pediatric dentist for you and your child:

  • Location and hours available—Choosing a dentist that is nearby with flexible hours can make scheduling appointments much easier on you as a parent.
  • Cost—Does the office accept your dental insurance or offer any payment options?
  • Comfort—Find a pediatric dentist you not only trust but also are comfortable with. Asking questions for your children’s sake can be important, so be sure to find a pediatric dentist who is willing to explain procedures or work through any concerns you may have for your child.

Contact Us!

If you are still searching for the perfect pediatric dentist for your children in the Ashburn area, look no further! Little Smiles Pediatric Dentistry is more than pleased to provide a welcoming and safe environment for young patients. At Little Smiles, they understand that the dentist may be intimidating for young children so they have a wonderful staff trained with expertise to provide children with advanced care and comfort.

At Little Smiles, flexible hours and insurance acceptance should not be an issue for anyone, which is why we have extended hours and gladly work with any insurance. Please call Little Smiles today at (703)-348-2813, for your first consultation

Question About Baby’s Teeth Growing in the Wrong Way

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Hey Lynn, can mommy see in your mouth? Let mommy show the people inside your mouth. Okay, guys, here we go. Wait for it. Wait for it. Okay. You see that? That is not her front two teeth. Okay. Here we go. Let me show. You see that? That is not the tooth that’s supposed to be coming in. The tooth that’s supposed to be coming in are obviously the front two teeth and instead, one of her canines is coming in, so she’s got the wrong tooth growing in right now and I don’t know if that’s a cause for concern or not. Let me see if I can get it like that. What baby? Pretty girl. Hey, Lynn. Yeah. That’s bothering me. I don’t know if that’s supposed to happen like that. Let’s see your mouth. Let’s see your pretty little teethies.

Her bottom ones are good. They were in when she was four months. She teethed the bottom ones and then she’s been teething up there for a while and she’s been miserable. Mommy see. Mommy show them. Look. Oh, look. Look at my baby. Yeah, she’s fighting hard, but you can see, I think, that it’s her canine and not her front tooth. Is this something I should be concerned about or no? Have you guys even experienced this? Has another mother maybe had teeth come in in a different order and it was okay? I’m just concerned that I don’t want something to be out of place or I don’t know. If you have any kind of insight or experience or if you’re having the same problem, if you could please comment and share with me what you know about it.

I may give her pediatric dentist a call and just see. Because it’s not her front two teeth coming in now, it is one of her side canines. That’s definitely not what happened to my boys. See, she doesn’t even have the other ones popping through. Anyway, I’m sure it’d be okay. I just … Of course, I’m a mother and I’m worried.

Answer

This is a perfect example of a time in which you should immediately contact your pediatric dentist. In today’s day and age of the Internet and self diagnosis, many people want to “determine” what is wrong with their children’s teeth rather than allowing a medical professional to make an assessment. Before having the child in for an examination, it is very difficult to determine what is exactly wrong with the teeth coming in and cutting other teeth and their gums.

If you have this problem with your child, contact Little Smiles of Ashburn today.