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Preventive Care For Your Child

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When Is The Best Time To Start Preventive Care For Your Child’s Teeth

The best place to start with preventive dental care with kids is when their teeth first start coming in. This can help prevent serious dental work down the road.

Dental Care For Kids To Prevent Serious Work Later

There is no question that the primary method of dental problem prevention in kids is a regularly application of flossing and good brushing combined with a health diet and fluoride exposure. All four elements contribute to healthy gums, removal of plaque, prevention of latent decay from sugar exposure, and strengthening of new teeth. The number one problem dentists see the most are multiple cavities in children and that comes from lack of care, poor diet and too much sugar consumption. All three are part of a preventive care strategy and easily doable with very little sacrifice on the part of parents.

Proper Cleaning Technique

Much of the poor prevention problem has to do with brushing and flossing technique. Kids frequently just brush laterally, which does little for the food trapped in between the slots of the teeth. And a lack of flossing or not going deep enough also means particles are missed. Instead, kids need to be taught to brush up and down as well as floss between every tooth, not just the front ones. This will heavily reduce trapped food and increase gum line health. Brushing in the morning and at night also reduces latent damage from sugar sitting overnight creating acids on the teeth enamel and provides significant preventive careone can easily perform at home.

A Bit Of Work Now Means A Lifetime Of Benefits

Kids who learn early how to brush right and floss regularly will carry the same habits over to their adult teeth and older years, making most of their dental visits about preventive care versus repair. That can mean maintaining their natural teeth longer, potentially avoiding gum disease damage, and having a healthier dental condition longer in life. Simple reinforcement of key practices have tremendous, long-lasting positive outcomes which has been statistically proven again and again.

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Ready to enhance your self-esteem, self-confidence and overall dental health? Call us today to set up a complimentary consultation with our smile experts.


We understand that everyone has important obligations throughout the week and your time is very valuable. With three locations throughout the Northern Virginia metro area and flexible office hours, our team of expert staff can help to schedule your stress-free appointment today!

Quality care

At Let's Smile Dental, we use cutting-edge technology to make your visit as comfortable, relaxing and pain-free as possible.

Flexible hours

Whether you are looking for orthodontic treatments, like braces or Invisalign, pediatric care for your child or implants, let our professional staff schedule the perfect time for your next visit!

Adult and Kid Friendly

Our adult and kid-friendly dental office and staff work hard to make sure that the whole experience is joyful and easy for both the kids and their parents.


When you book your dental appointment with Let's Smile, do it with the utmost confidence! We’re dedicated to our patients. Take a look at what they have to say:

My son loves it here. The dentist and hygienist describe every tool they are about to use and how they are going to use them. Most importantly, they know how to talk to kids and have a good sense of humor.
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Love, love, love the whole staff here! I am being treated for adult orthodontic surgical braces to correct my underbite. Throughout the entire process from the initial consultation, finance/payment, greeting/exit of each appointment, and of course the talented and genuine staff that treat your teeth each time,
We were in an emergent situation after a playground accident/trauma and within 10 mins of calling and upon arrival, we were greeted, evaluated, and treated immediately on our first visit.
They are AWESOME....I make that drive from Alexandria to Fairfax to take my kid here. My kid loves that they make her feel comfortable and they are just happy and jolly.


To accommodate your busy schedule, Let’s Smile has three locations in the Northern Virginia metro area. We offer flexible hours and our wonderful staff can help you schedule an appointment today!




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Fri: 8:00am to 2:00pm



4210 Fairfax Corner W Ave. Suite 245 Fairfax, VA 22030


1984 Isaac Newton Sq. West Suite 200. Reston, VA 20190


6564 Loisdale Court Suite 110 Springfield, VA 22150