Children's Dentistry in Manassas, VA
MP Dental Associates is a special place where your child can feel at home and take their first steps toward a healthy smile that lasts a lifetime.
It’s a good idea to choose a dental home for your child. This gives us the chance to get to know them from an early age. We can start to build an oral health history that helps us make good decisions about treatment as they get older.
We understand that young children have very special emotional and dental needs. When you and your child visit, you can be confident that he or she will be treated with the friendly care they need to feel safe. Our doctors have worked with many children over the years and know just what it takes to put them at ease.
The Importance of Early Visits
On average, baby teeth start to appear around four to six months of age. What you can’t see is the permanent teeth that are already starting to grow in their gums.
Keeping baby teeth healthy is very important. They hold a space for the permanent teeth. Normally, a healthy baby tooth stays in place until the permanent tooth is ready to appear. This gives the new tooth plenty of room to erupt without any problem.
When a baby tooth is lost too soon because of decay or disease, it can lead to all sorts of dental problems in the future. One big concern is that the permanent teeth may come in crooked and someday require braces. With proper brushing and a healthy diet, we can prevent this from happening
Keeping Your Child’s Teeth Healthy
We like to see kids by their first birthday. This may seem early, but we want to take a look at your child’s mouth to see how their teeth are doing. We will also use this time to get your child used to us so they feel more comfortable each time they visit.
As a parent, you can do a lot to help. We’ll show you how to brush your child’s teeth and talk to you about the type of diet they should follow. Your efforts at home will help keep their teeth healthy and start them off with a positive feeling about dental care.
Please Call to Schedule a Visit
The MP Dental Associates staff would love to get to know you and your child. Our extended hours make it easy to schedule an appointment when it’s convenient for you. We offer extended morning and evening hours so you can get in before or after school or work. For your family's convenience, we’re even open on Saturdays!
Please call our office and we will be happy to help you make your appointment. We look forward to meeting you!