Finding a dentist that your child feels comfortable and happy visiting can be a difficult feat, but at Virginia Biological Dentistry, you will find the child friendly dental care you have been seeking. With a warm and inviting atmosphere and friendly staff, your child will feel right at home and will even enjoy visiting the dentist! Dr. Olivia Hart in Glen Allen, VA is highly skilled at catering to the special dental needs of children throughout all stages of the child’s oral development, and ensures that parents are well-informed about their child’s oral health and how to maintain it.
Even though a child doesn’t start growing their first few permanent teeth until the age of five or six, it is important to bring your child to the dentist for check-ups at least twice per year starting at age one, or from the time that their first baby teeth appear. That is because dental issues such as decay and gum disease can start as soon as teeth appear, and baby teeth serve many important functions in your child’s oral health and overall well-being. These include:
In addition, regularly seeing the dentist as a child provides a strong foundation for a lifetime of healthy dental habits! When they have been going to the dentist from a young age, children are more comfortable with being in the dental chair and receiving professional cleanings, exams, and treatments. At check-ups, Dr. Hart can monitor your child’s mouth for any possible issues so they can be treated as early on as possible, while they are still manageable. You are also able to talk with the dentist about any questions or concerns you have as a parent about your child’s oral development, or even simple questions such as which toothpastes are recommended.
There are many benefits of your whole family seeing the same dentist. That’s why Dr. Olivia Hart focuses on providing dental care for everyone in the family—even the youngest of patients.
If you feel like you are struggling to keep your family’s appointments organized, your children’s dental care shouldn’t be adding to the stress! At Virginia Biological Dentistry, we understand how hectic the modern family’s weekly calendar is and provide streamlined scheduling options to save you precious time and gas money. Similarly, having all of your family dental records in one place makes it a snap to transfer them should you ever move to a different city or state.
In addition, some dental issues have a genetic component. If you or another person in your family has a dental issue that can be inherited and we treat that person, we are better able to watch out for it in your children and monitor them as they get older to ensure that it is identified and treated early on before it becomes more difficult and costly to treat.
When your kids see you in the dental chair, it sets a great example for them about the importance of good dental hygiene and regular check-ups when they are adults themselves.
Children and adults have different dental needs, and Dr. Hart understands that their dental care should reflect those differences. Dr. Hart is pleased to offer several treatments and options catered specifically to Virginia Biological Dentistry’s youngest patients.
When your child has a healthy mouth, they can feel confident in their smile and let their true personality shine. At Virginia Biological Dentistry, we provide preventive care and treatment options for everyone in the family, from the youngest of patients to the older generations. Learn the difference that high-quality family dental care can make in your family’s smiles! Call our office, which is conveniently located at 10446 Ridgefield Parkway in Glen Allen, VA at (804) 381-6238 to schedule your child’s dental appointment today.