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Dentist Lansdowne VA

Dentistry for Children

We Love Our Young Patients – From Toddlers to Teens, Ensuring

a Lifetime of Healthy Smiles

Far too many parents mistakenly assume that their children do not need dental care until their permanent teeth start to come in. Yet nearly half of all children in the U.S. will have at least one cavity before they are 6 years old. 80 percent of children will have a cavity by the age of 17. Finding a children’s dentist and ensuring that your child receives adequate dental care is essential to ensuring the long-term health of their teeth.
“Our eldest daughter comes to Dr. Kamboh and we love it here so of course we brought our newest member of the family here to receive dental care. Dr. Kamboh is absolutely fantastic with the kids and it’s great that we can receive care here too. We trust him with our family’s dental care. Best Children Dentistry in Lansdowne

Ken, Ashburn, VA

Dr. Kamboh welcomed Alexander and his eldest daughter, Ella, at his practice for their dental care needs. It wasn’t long before Alexander’s wife followed, and then, their infant son, Zack. “Our lives are hectic enough as it is without driving around to two different dentists. Lansdowne Dental Associates provided us with the care we needed while still being a kid-friendly dentist,” his wife says. Alexander and his family were so happy with the care Ella received that they immediately knew Zack would receive his checkups there. “It feels good to have a professional you can actually trust. We appreciate Dr. Kamboh and his staff so much. Thank you!”

Starting your child’s visits to Dr. Kamboh as soon as they get their first teeth helps them grow comfortable with the idea of dental treatments.

Even if no signs of tooth decay are noticed, your child’s baby teeth should still be cleaned. In general, it is best if your child’s first dental visit is a checkup with no extensive dental work. Dr. Kamboh, as an experienced dentist for children, is experienced in helping kids feel relaxed and comfortable in the dentist’s chair so that they will continue healthy oral habits into adulthood. The Lansdowne staff of our children’s dentist is well trained in how to deal with young patients to provide a non-threatening environment.
If your child does have a cavity in a baby tooth, your children’s dentist will recommend treatment options. If left untreated, the infection can spread to the permanent tooth, even if it has not yet grown in. The infection could also spread to their gums, causing significant pain.

Children’s dental care in children dentistry often includes dental sealants.

These sealants are painted on to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth, and prevent bacteria and food particles from settling into the deep grooves of the teeth, where they could cause cavities. Fluoride treatments are another common component of children dentistry. This rinse makes the teeth less susceptible to decay.
Finally, if your child has crooked or crowded teeth, Dr. Kamboh may recommend orthodontics. Treatment with dental braces usually begins once most of the permanent teeth have grown in, around the age of 11 to 13 years old.
We look forward to serving you, so for any questions on our dental care for children or to schedule an appointment, please contact our office, and a member of our team will be glad to help you.

Common FAQs on Dentistry for Children

Children need to see the dentist twice a year, same as adults. The primary teeth (baby teeth) need to be cared for in the same way as permanent teeth (adult teeth). Primary teeth can decay and cause pain and infection. Proper home care is essential along with a healthy diet limiting sugars and acids.

A child should see the dentist 6 months after their first tooth arrives, usually around age 1. If there are any concerns prior to that time, they can be seen earlier.

A child can see a pediatric dentist until the age of 18, however most people transition when they no longer have any primary teeth, usually around age 13.