Chantilly dentist Dr. Quynh-Chi Nguyen is a family dentist and treats patients of all ages including young children. Dr. Nguyen and her staff at Paradise Smiles are very familiar with the needs of children and work to make them feel as comfortable as possible.

Preventive care and conservative treatments are the main focus of our children’s dentistry program. Dr. Nguyen recommends that children have their first dental appointment around the age of 3, when most or all of the primary teeth have erupted.

A good oral health care routine is essential for preventing tooth decay. Share this American Dental Association video with your children on the importance of keeping their teeth and gums healthy.

Pediatric Dentistry FAQs

When should my child first visit the dentist?
The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends parents have a dental assessment of infants by one year of age. We find that most children are comfortable in a family dentist office by age 3. If you are concerned about the health of your child or infant, contact our office to speak with the dentist.

Why are baby teeth important? Don’t they just fall out?
Despite the fact that they “fall out”, baby teeth play a very important role in the future health of a child. Healthy teeth promote proper chewing, healthy diet and speech development. The primary teeth also help to keep a space for the permanent teeth that will eventually emerge. If baby teeth are lost early either because of an accident or decay, the dentist may use a space retainer to ensure that the permanent tooth has the space it needs when the time comes.

How can I prevent cavities in my child?
Dental cavities are a major concern among children. The most important thing parents can do to prevent cavities is encourage daily brushing and flossing of teeth. Children should have a healthy diet with limited amounts of juice, sweets and other snacks. Routine visits to the dentist will also prevent cavities.

What are dental sealants?
Dr. Nguyen may also offer dental sealants to prevent tooth decay. Dental sealants are made of bio-compatible materials, forming a protective barrier over teeth. They can be placed in a single visit and offer long lasting protection.