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Your little one likes to suck his thumb? Talk to a Pediatric Dentist about it!

At an early age thumbsucking is harmless. It helps an infant self-soothe and is a natural newborn reflex.   Let’s face it, it’s also kinda cute.   But extended thumbsucking past a certain age can lead to dental issues later on in life. Especially if your child is still thumbsucking when permanent teeth start to […]

What Is Early Intervention For Orthodontics? | Fairfax, Reston, Springfield | Let's Smile Dental

What Is Early Intervention?

Many developing orthodontic problems can be intercepted and corrected if diagnosed and treated at an early age. Dr. Ali Y. Ghatri and our team at YesBraces recommend children have their first orthodontic evaluation no later than age seven, or younger if the front four permanent teeth have replaced the baby teeth. Early treatment, also known […]

Prevent Injury With A Mouthguard | Fairfax, Reston, Springfield | Let's Smile Dental

How Can I Protect My Child’s Teeth During Sports?

Sports are great for children for a variety of reasons. Children can develop their motor skills, learn how to solve conflicts and work together, and develop their work ethics. As a parent, you may recognize the benefits of sports, but also naturally worry about your child’s health and safety. Your job goes beyond providing a […]

Does My Child Need Two Phase Treatment | Let's Smile Dental

Does My Child Need Two-Phase Treatment?

Two-phase orthodontic treatment involves two separate and distinct periods that your child receives orthodontic treatment. It allows your son or daughter to begin early treatment of bite and jaw problems, in order to reduce the dental issues he or she experiences later on. Two-phase orthodontic treatment with Dr. Ali Y. Ghatri can improve how well […]