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McLean Children’s Dentistry Blog

What Will a Visit With a Dentist For Special Needs in Mclean Be Like?

May 10, 2018

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Smiling child giving a thumb upRaising a child with special needs means extra consideration is needed for every decision. From choosing the right school to getting the best in healthcare, it’s crucial to make sure that your child gets the services they need as comfortably and reliably as possible – and dental care is no exception! Dental visits can be anxiety-provoking for any parent and even more so for parents of special needs children. Fortunately, there are some key differences to a visit with a dentist for special needs in McLean that make the whole process easier for both kids and parents. Keep reading to find out what you can expect and how to find the best dentist for your child!

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Top 5 Summertime Dental Tips For Kids in McLean!

May 5, 2018

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A smiling sun drawing in the sandIt’s that time of year again when summertime is upon us! While kids everywhere rejoice because school is out, every parent knows it’s a prime time for scrapes, bumps and scratches. That makes taking measures to keep your children safe and out of the doctor’s office extra important at this time. And while you’re at it, why not get some ideas for keeping them out of the dentist’s chair as well? Keep reading for five dental tips for kids in McLean so you and your family can have a fun (and healthy) summer!

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A Dentist For Toddlers in McLean Clears Up 3 Myths!

April 29, 2018

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A pediatric patient sits in the dental chairEveryone can agree that there are some wonderful perks to living in the information age…automated driving directions, countless recipes at our fingertips and tips on how to keep the whole family healthy. There’s just one catch: sometimes our information isn’t as reliable as we think it is!

As a dentist for toddlers in McLean, a lot of parents come to us to find out if what they’ve heard about their child’s oral health is true or not, so we wanted to write a blog about the misconceptions we hear about most often. Keep reading as we set the record straight for three common myths, once and for all!

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A Sedation Dentist in McLean Can Help Any Fearful Child!

April 8, 2018

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Female patient breathing nitrous oxideIt’s not easy being a kid! From vaccination shots to dental work, there’s nothing harder than subjecting your child to potentially scary or painful procedures, no matter how much they benefit from them in the long run. As much as you’d gladly take their place and undergo the procedure yourself, it’s something they have to do on their own.

Thankfully, as a sedation dentist in McLean, we have safe, reliable ways of helping even the most fearful child make it through dental work with ease. Although there are multiple sedation options for kids, we’ll primarily focus on the pros and cons of nitrous oxide, aka laughing gas, in this blog!

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Your Guide To Baby Teeth From a Family Dentist in McLean

March 30, 2018

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A baby chewing on a teething ring

It’s been said before, but it bears repeating: Children don’t come with a how-to guide! As a parent, there are so many questions and worries – when should your child be getting their baby teeth? What if they haven’t come in by that time – are they missing? And when they do start coming in, how can you make the teething process a bit easier?

As a family dentist in McLean, we thought we’d write a blog to answer those questions. We’ve seen thousands of children and have heard these questions quite often, so we can tell you that your concerns are completely normal!

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Mouthguards in McLean Can Save Your Children’s Teeth!

March 15, 2018

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A teenage boy putting in a mouthguardDid you know that an estimated 5 million teeth are knocked out each year, many of those during athletics? In fact, between 13-39% of all oral injuries happen while playing sports. Since teeth are hard to come by, it’s worth it to protect the ones we have! Especially for children and teens since they have many decades ahead of them and need a full set of teeth to have the best quality of life.

Mouthguards in McLean are the best way for your child to continue with all of their favorite sports and still protect their teeth. It’s certainly more cost-effective than replacing a tooth that’s been knocked out! In this blog, we’ll review the differences between store bought and custom-made options and discuss why mouthguards are so important.

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The Shocking Statistics About Cavities in Children

February 20, 2018

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girl covering mouthYou adore your child’s smile and wouldn’t want anything to jeopardize that winning grin, but those precious little teeth are in danger! Cavities in McLean are one of the most common childhood conditions; really, the situation is out of control on a national basis. Your dentist is here to talk more about this troubling issue and provide some tips on how you can help your kids keep their pearly whites nice and healthy.

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A Pediatric Dentist Urges You to Celebrate Children’s Dental Health Month

February 6, 2018

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family brushing teeth togetherIt seems like there is a special holiday or event for pretty much everything. There is a National Compliment Day, a National Pizza Day, and even a Pi Day. While things like that might be fun, they don’t exactly deserve a spot on your priority list. Other observances, though, like National Children’s Dental Health Month, are worthy of your full attention. Your pediatric dentist in McLean talks more about this special month and how you can make the most of it.

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A Family Dentist in McLean Talks Toothpaste For Kids!

January 3, 2018

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Toddler smiling while brushing her teeth

Toddler smiling while brushing her teeth

If you have small children at home, you know what a struggle it can be to get them to brush each day, or at least to get them to brush for more than 20 seconds! Thankfully there are several tips and tricks you can use to make sure your kids stay cavity-free. One of the best ideas is also the simplest: pick the right toothpaste. From which flavor to choose to whether to use fluoride or not, there are a surprising number of considerations. For help with tailoring your child’s hygiene routine to their needs, keep reading as a family dentist in McLean discusses what you need to know.

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Want Easy Dental Visits For Your Kids? Ask a Family Dentist in McLean

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Child having their teeth polished

Child having their teeth polished

If you have small children, you’ve probably become an expert at picking your battles. Sure, some things are negotiable – like wearing pink pants to school instead of purple. But other things, like going to the dentist, are not negotiable. Of course, while this sounds good in theory it can be easier said than done! Since neglecting dental care simply isn’t an option, how can you ease your child’s anxiety and help them feel comfortable in the dental chair? A family dentist in McLean talks about three great tips you can use, as well as the guidelines around when to schedule your child’s first dental visit.

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