One of the most common questions we get asked here at Little Smiles Pediatric Dentistry is “can high schoolers go to a pediatric dentist?” High schools are teens and no longer children so parents wonder whether it makes sense to send them to a pediatric dentist rather than a general family dentist that treats patients of all ages.

Our dental team actually recommends that high schoolers go to a pediatric dentist. This is particularly true if they have been going to the same pediatric dentist their entire lives. If a dentist knows their history and has seen their teeth through all stages of development, they are more likely to offer higher quality service.

At Little Smiles Pediatric Dentistry, we often see high schoolers. Parents like to bring high schoolers in if they have younger children too as this allows for all their children to go to the same dental practice. Believe it or not, we actually see many patients beyond high school.

Regardless of if your teen goes to college in town or out of town, they are welcome to continue receiving care from us until they graduate. Of course, high schoolers and college students often have their own opinions and may feel more comfortable at a general family dentist. If this is the case, we’d be happy to recommend another dental practice in the area.

We welcome children of all ages: infants, toddlers, elementary school children, teens, and college students. Our pediatric dentists are well-versed in all types of dental procedures and can provide your teen with the top-notch treatment and individualized attention they deserve.

Contact Little Smiles Pediatric Dentistry

If you’d like more information on whether your teen can see a pediatric dentist, we encourage you to call us at 703-348-2813 to schedule an appointment. We look forward to meeting you and your child!