Hello new Alexandria and Mt. Vernon parents. We know that keeping babies and toddlers safe and healthy requires constant effort. You snap them snuggly in their car seats, baby-proof your medicine cabinet and guard the stairway with a gate. You take them to your Mt. Vernon pediatrician for immunizations, check-ups and an occasional prescription for antibiotics.
Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry wants to remind you about another important component of child wellness: oral health. Sadly, we see too many cases of completely preventable child tooth decay.
Don’t put babies to bed with a bottle
Don’t allow children to drink juice continually during the day
Prevent frequent snacking on sugary foods
Oral health is intrinsically connected to overall physical health and normal development. If your oral hygiene is not up to par, now is the time to shape up and help your young child develop excellent oral health habits that will serve them well throughout their life.
Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry recommends beginning twice-yearly dental visits around age one or when the first tooth erupts. Our friendly staff helps young patients feel comfortable and relaxed during their exams. Drs. Geren & Mady can advise you on thumb sucking, dental sealants, normal child tooth development, braces, athletic tooth protection or any other pediatric dental issue.
In addition to pediatric dentistry, Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry offers the full spectrum of restorative and cosmetic dental treatments such as:
If your toddler has not yet visited the dentist, schedule an appointment ASAP by calling us at 703-360-5881.