Pediatric Dentistry
Arlington VA


Pediatric Dentistry

Pediatric dentistry, also known as children’s dentistry, is the specific branch of dentistry that focuses entirely on the oral health of children. This most often includes children between the ages of 1-11 years old.

While it may seem early, it is important to have your child into the staff at Cherrydale Family Dental around their first birthday. Even if they are still teething, it is extremely important for us to have a look at their teeth, gums, soft tissue, and the development of their teeth.

The compassionate team at Cherrydale Family Dental is committed to serving patients at every stage of life. We understand the importance of providing specialized dental care for all members of your family, from an infant to a teenager to the parents to grandparents. Patience is valuable virtue in our fast-paced society today. Our staff finds enjoyment in seeing healthy smiles of all ages. If you have any questions regarding pediatric dentistry for your child or children, simply call Cherrydale Family Dental at 703-243-8288. You can find us at 4399 Old Dominion Drive, Arlington, VA, 22312.

Your child’s health is an important part of your life. You want your child to grow up healthy. You also want to make sure that they can be comfortable with their smile, and experience as little discomfort as possible. You want to make sure that they get the absolute best dental care possible. Therefore, you should consider contacting Cherrydale Family Dental whose team are experts in pediatric dentistry.



Examinations, Checkups and Cleanings

Just like any adult, children should visit us for routine pediatric dentistry services, such as preventative exams and cleanings. These visits should be every six months. These children’s consistent exams will help to ensure that your child avoids cavities, tooth decay and gum disease. Just like with all adult patients, we will remove the damaging plaque and debris from your child’s teeth. We will also give your child a full oral exam, to also make sure their teeth are coming in correctly. When your child gets older, we will also make sure that their adult teeth are coming in properly as well.

These oral exams are a crucial element of pediatric dentistry, so it is extremely important to make sure that they do not miss any regular cleanings. What started as a small cavity may end up requiring more intense repairs, which is an aspect of children’s dentistry that can be more difficult for your child to undergo.

Tips for Avoiding Tooth Decay with Your Child

As a caring parent, you can take some early steps to help safeguard your child against tooth decay, even before of

  • Your baby's teeth should be rinsed with water or wiped down with a damp cloth after feeding, especially before they fall asleep. Milk or formula residue left in their mouth will promote decay even in the youngest of infants. Resulting, untreated cavities will eventually lead to infection and discomfort for your child.
  • Do your best to wean your child off breastfeeding or bottled milk by the age of one year. This effort will help to avoid decay and even minimize the chance of jaw growth problems from excessive sucking.
  • Begin brushing their teeth as soon as the first tooth appears. Even the smallest tooth showing can develop a cavity. Start by brushing their teeth with a soft bristled brush and water and ask us when it is ok to begin using a small amount of toothpaste.
  • Once your child is old enough to begin brushing on their own, continue to monitor their brushing and help them by going back to clean any areas they may have missed.
  • Do not give bottles of sugary drinks or milk before their bedtime.
  • If they are treated to a sugary beverage, try to use a straw to allow the teeth to have less contact with the liquid.
  • Try to limit the overall sugary foods your child eats and drinks.

Choosing Cherrydale Family Dental for Your Pediatric Dentistry

Choosing a pediatric dentist to care for your child is a major aspect of both their health and future impressions of any dental appointments. Consider Cherrydale Family Dental when reviewing the following thoughts and elements. You will want to make sure that you find a dentist that is not only qualified to perform children’s dentistry, but also a staff that does so regularly. You will want to make sure the pediatric dentist that you choose is good with children and is friendly. A child’s dental visit is already difficult for children, so it is important to find a dentist that can ensure the child’s comfort throughout the experience.

One of the advantages of choosing Cherrydale Family Dental as your child’s pediatric dentist is your child’s ability to keep the same dentist through their childhood and into their teen and adult years. They can continue to visit us as their dentist that they both know and trust.

Once you have scheduled an appointment with us, we can confirm your insurance coverage for your child. If you are new to our practice, you may want to set an appointment with us for yourself before you set one for your child. This will give you a feel for how our office operates, the quality of our services that we provide and our overall demeanor and the atmosphere. This will simply build confidence when we see your child.

Finding the right children’s dentist is important. Cherrydale Family Dental specializes in total family care and will provide high-quality dental services for your child, all with a patient, friendly smile.


Quality Dental Care for ALL Family Members

At Cherrydale Family Dental, 4399 Old Dominion Dr., Arlington, VA, we exercise patience in gaining the trust of your child and want to develop a long-standing relationship with them. We see a young patient that will develop into become a trusting member of our family. We want to contribute and participate in helping your family maintain good oral health. We will always look forward to seeing you and your family and discussing what is best for everyone’s smile. Please contact us at 703-243-8288 to discuss the benefits of considering us for your pediatric dentistry needs to ensure their good oral health as they grow.


Modern dentistry techniques, affordable prices and financial options make it easier than ever for you to have a bright and healthy smile. We are currently accepting new patients and we would love to help you get the smile you’ve always dreamed of.

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