Childrens Dentistry of Arlington, VA

Dr. Alex Okoye loves kids and they love coming to his office. It's family-friendly and he uses the most cutting-edge technology to clean the air as well as to treat kids' teeth.

Laser technology is silent, fast, minimally invasive & sedation-free. We are a modern, kid-centric dental practice that uses the latest technologies to provide a comfortable dental experience for kids. Purpose-built by our founder who holds a Masters in Public Health, we are committed to maintaining a clean, safe environment.

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08/03/2021

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What is Laser Dentistry? - Children's Dentistry of Arlington 08/02/2021

What is Laser Dentistry? - Children's Dentistry of Arlington

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What is Laser Dentistry? - Children's Dentistry of Arlington Being the parent of a child with special needs means finding medical and dental care providers who will be patient, compassionate, and sensitive. Just as each child has a unique personality, each child will have different needs. Your child does not have to receive an official diagnosis of Autism, Do...

07/28/2021

Such a great pic a mom made from their child’s first visit!!
We were so happy to meet your lil one and he looks so happy! He put his hand print on our tree!
✨we are taking new patients so don’t forget to give us a call for a checkup!✨

Such a great pic a mom made from their child’s first visit!!
We were so happy to meet your lil one and he looks so happy! He put his hand print on our tree!
✨we are taking new patients so don’t forget to give us a call for a checkup!✨

07/23/2021

It is recommended that a child should go to the dentist by age 1 or within six months after the first tooth erupts. Primary teeth typically begin growing in around 6 months of age.

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It is recommended that a child should go to the dentist by age 1 or within six months after the first tooth erupts. Primary teeth typically begin growing in around 6 months of age.

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07/20/2021

Don’t forget to floss!
Schedule your next cleaning with us!
Call 703-634-9450
See you soon! 🦷

Don’t forget to floss!
Schedule your next cleaning with us!
Call 703-634-9450
See you soon! 🦷

Photos from Childrens Dentistry of Arlington, VA's post 07/13/2021

Why is is important?: When you neglect to floss, you’re leaving your mouth vulnerable to a host of dental conditions. Flossing removes plaque and tartar buildup between your teeth. Plaque bacteria, if not removed, can irritate your gum tissue and cause gingivitis, which is characterized by red, swollen, and bleeding gums. Moreover, plaque can lead to the growth of harmful bacteria that produce acids that attack and destroy the enamel between your teeth, resulting in tooth decay and cavities.
How often?: Taking your time with flossing every day is key to successfully removing plaque and tartar from between your teeth. If you floss several times a day but do so quickly, you’ll miss a lot of plaque, bacteria, and food debris, which defeats the purpose of flossing.
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✨don’t forget to set up your next 6 month recall with us✨

07/05/2021

Hope you have a great day! Stay safe! #happy4thofjuly

Hope you have a great day! Stay safe! #happy4thofjuly

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Hope you have a great day! Stay safe! #happy4thofjuly

Hope you have a great day! Stay safe! #happy4thofjuly

07/02/2021

It is important to keep a healthy oral hygiene to maintain a clean mouth! If you have any questions feel free to give us a call or set up a check up appointment! 703-634-9450 🦷

It is important to keep a healthy oral hygiene to maintain a clean mouth! If you have any questions feel free to give us a call or set up a check up appointment! 703-634-9450 🦷

06/29/2021

After their visit we got some toys for your little ones! We can’t wait to see you!
Don’t forget to schedule an appointment now!
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After their visit we got some toys for your little ones! We can’t wait to see you!
Don’t forget to schedule an appointment now!
Link in our bio 🦷

06/22/2021

Friendly Reminder to scrape your tongue!
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🔹If you don’t have the habit of brushing or scrapping your tongue you will notice that it will form a white/yellow coat on top of it!
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🔹That coat is bacterial accumulation and it can contribute to bad breath!
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🔹Add younger scrapping to our oral hygiene routine!

Friendly Reminder to scrape your tongue!
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🔹If you don’t have the habit of brushing or scrapping your tongue you will notice that it will form a white/yellow coat on top of it!
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🔹That coat is bacterial accumulation and it can contribute to bad breath!
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🔹Add younger scrapping to our oral hygiene routine!

06/21/2021

Greatest title? Dad. Happy Father’s Day 👨🏽👨🏻👨

Greatest title? Dad. Happy Father’s Day 👨🏽👨🏻👨

06/20/2021

Have an amazing day to all the dads out there!

Have an amazing day to all the dads out there!

06/15/2021

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Did you know? Dinosaurs grew new teeth whenever their old ones were lost or broken! Unfortunately, people can’t do the same, so it’s important to take good care of the teeth you have. Make an appointment with our pediatric dentists today:

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Did you know? Dinosaurs grew new teeth whenever their old ones were lost or broken! Unfortunately, people can’t do the same, so it’s important to take good care of the teeth you have. Make an appointment with our pediatric dentists today:

#dentistry #dentist #dental #smile #dentistryworld #dentalcare #dentistrylife #oralhealth #dentistlife #dentalhygiene #dentalhealth #dentistrylove #capitalregiondentist #pediatricdentist #kidsdentist #toothbrush #healthyteeth #happyteeth

06/02/2021

You may have heard about baby bottle tooth decay, but know that it’s a preventable condition. It’s another name for dental decay in infants and toddlers. The front teeth are often the first affected due to their prolonged contact with the sugar from the formula, milk or juice given through a bottle, which is how this condition gets its name.

It is important to avoid putting your child to bed with a bottle of milk or using the bottle as a pacifier.

If you notice white spots on the teeth or sensitivity, that can be an early sign of decay. As it gets worse, you might notice yellow stains or brown spots and swollen gums. Be sure to book a dentist appointment as soon as possible.
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You may have heard about baby bottle tooth decay, but know that it’s a preventable condition. It’s another name for dental decay in infants and toddlers. The front teeth are often the first affected due to their prolonged contact with the sugar from the formula, milk or juice given through a bottle, which is how this condition gets its name.

It is important to avoid putting your child to bed with a bottle of milk or using the bottle as a pacifier.

If you notice white spots on the teeth or sensitivity, that can be an early sign of decay. As it gets worse, you might notice yellow stains or brown spots and swollen gums. Be sure to book a dentist appointment as soon as possible.
#babybottle #infantfacts #babyfacts #thingstoknow #dentalfacts #teethcare #dentalcare #sippycup #babybottle #cavity #decay #caries #dmv #arlington #fairfax #virginia

Photos from Childrens Dentistry of Arlington, VA's post 06/01/2021

Our goal is a positive experience 😁. Got our latest little friend here putting her hand print on our tree! She’s excited for her next cleaning to see how much her hand has grown! 😁
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05/26/2021

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Kids soak up information like sponges 🧽
That means the way we speak about dental care can impact the attitudes and perceptions that they develop. There are a lot of common, well-meaning phrases that can have unintended negative consequences. Here are my tips for phrases that could foster a healthier oral health mindset!

“If you don’t brush, you’ll have to go to the dentist” may imply that trips to the dentist are a punishment, and can create fear. In addition, children should visit the dentist regularly even with appropriate brushing habits. Instead, talk about brushing in terms of keeping teeth healthy & avoiding sick teeth!

“Sugar is bad” could create guilt and foster an unhealthy relationship with food. Sugar isn’t BAD, it’s perfectly OK in moderation. The key is for kids to understand that too much sugar can make their teeth sick.

“Don’t be scared! Be brave!” is sometimes appropriate if the child is already in the middle of a fear-induced meltdown. But most of the time when I hear this, the child is perfectly fine and the adult is the one who is nervous or scared. When the child senses this fear in their parent, they become uneasy and get scared as well. Instead, try role-modeling a positive attitude about going to the dentist.

Telling your child “our family has bad teeth” takes away their agency, and can make them feel unmotivated to care for their mouth as they believe their oral health is not in their control. Even if your family is more genetically pre-disposed to decay, you can minimize damage through proper habits, so encourage your child to put in extra effort!
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Kids soak up information like sponges 🧽
That means the way we speak about dental care can impact the attitudes and perceptions that they develop. There are a lot of common, well-meaning phrases that can have unintended negative consequences. Here are my tips for phrases that could foster a healthier oral health mindset!

“If you don’t brush, you’ll have to go to the dentist” may imply that trips to the dentist are a punishment, and can create fear. In addition, children should visit the dentist regularly even with appropriate brushing habits. Instead, talk about brushing in terms of keeping teeth healthy & avoiding sick teeth!

“Sugar is bad” could create guilt and foster an unhealthy relationship with food. Sugar isn’t BAD, it’s perfectly OK in moderation. The key is for kids to understand that too much sugar can make their teeth sick.

“Don’t be scared! Be brave!” is sometimes appropriate if the child is already in the middle of a fear-induced meltdown. But most of the time when I hear this, the child is perfectly fine and the adult is the one who is nervous or scared. When the child senses this fear in their parent, they become uneasy and get scared as well. Instead, try role-modeling a positive attitude about going to the dentist.

Telling your child “our family has bad teeth” takes away their agency, and can make them feel unmotivated to care for their mouth as they believe their oral health is not in their control. Even if your family is more genetically pre-disposed to decay, you can minimize damage through proper habits, so encourage your child to put in extra effort!
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05/18/2021

WHEN WE SKIP FLOSSING, we’re leaving 35% of our tooth surfaces untouched. No matter how good we are at brushing, a toothbrush simply can’t reach the spots between teeth or beneath the gumline, so any plaque or food debris stuck there will remain. 🌽🍎 That’s why it’s so important as parents to teach our kids how to floss!

As soon as our kids have two teeth that touch, we should start flossing for them, but by age 6 or 7, they’ll have the coordination to start flossing themselves. It isn’t as simple as snapping the floss in between the teeth and pulling it back out, though. Good technique is important for an effective lifelong flossing habit that keeps our breath fresh, protects our teeth from decay, and especially protects our gums from gum disease.

The technique to demonstrate for your child is to curve the floss around the tooth in a C-shape, then move it up and down ↕️ to scrape away plaque, including under the gumline. Do this in both directions for each tooth. Flossing shouldn’t hurt, so be thorough but gentle.

For anyone who has struggled to make flossing a daily habit, whether for themselves or their kids, there are great tools that make it easier, like floss picks and water flossers. We’re happy to offer recommendations to anyone who isn’t sure where to start! 👍
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WHEN WE SKIP FLOSSING, we’re leaving 35% of our tooth surfaces untouched. No matter how good we are at brushing, a toothbrush simply can’t reach the spots between teeth or beneath the gumline, so any plaque or food debris stuck there will remain. 🌽🍎 That’s why it’s so important as parents to teach our kids how to floss!

As soon as our kids have two teeth that touch, we should start flossing for them, but by age 6 or 7, they’ll have the coordination to start flossing themselves. It isn’t as simple as snapping the floss in between the teeth and pulling it back out, though. Good technique is important for an effective lifelong flossing habit that keeps our breath fresh, protects our teeth from decay, and especially protects our gums from gum disease.

The technique to demonstrate for your child is to curve the floss around the tooth in a C-shape, then move it up and down ↕️ to scrape away plaque, including under the gumline. Do this in both directions for each tooth. Flossing shouldn’t hurt, so be thorough but gentle.

For anyone who has struggled to make flossing a daily habit, whether for themselves or their kids, there are great tools that make it easier, like floss picks and water flossers. We’re happy to offer recommendations to anyone who isn’t sure where to start! 👍
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05/11/2021

Have a great toothday!! 🦷

Have a great toothday!! 🦷

Photos from Childrens Dentistry of Arlington, VA's post 05/10/2021

Let’s talk about X-rays! 🦷📸
X-rays are special pictures that help us see inside your teeth and jaw bone. They help dental professionals with lots of things, like finding cavities and monitoring tooth eruption!

How often you get X-rays varies depending on your personal risk factors, and the judgement of your provider. If you ever have any questions or concerns, speak up and ask us!

Dental X-rays do produce a small amount of radiation. The amount of radiation that you get from a single dental x-ray is less than the amount you get from one day of usual background radiation. Your body, mind, and mouth are connected, and X-rays are often needed to properly treat oral diseases. That means that in most cases, the small amount of radiation is well worth the health benefits. Always consult with your dental provider to determine a treatment plan that is right for YOU!
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05/04/2021

Have a great day! Dr. O and associates are eager to meet you!
Also don’t forget to schedule your six month cleaning!
It’s always good to get your teeth checked to make sure there is no sugar bugs!
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Have a great day! Dr. O and associates are eager to meet you!
Also don’t forget to schedule your six month cleaning!
It’s always good to get your teeth checked to make sure there is no sugar bugs!
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#sugarbugs #flosstubersofinstagram #flossing #dentalassistant #teethcleaning #newoffice #dentalfilling #pediatric #arlingtonva

04/27/2021

⭐️ What can I do before teeth are in?
It’s never too early to introduce oral desensitization to prepare your baby for the sensation of brushing before your little one even gets teeth!

⭐️ When can I start brushing?
Once the teeth are in, use a soft bristle toothbrush to adequately remove the plaque and keep the gums healthy.

⭐️ When should I introduce toothpaste?
You can introduce toothpaste once a few teeth erupt.

⭐️ What toothpaste should I use?
The current AAPD and AAP guideline is to use a rice or smear sized amount of fluoride toothpaste for kids under 3, and a pea sized amount for kids 3 and up. It is safe if your little one cannot spit, but you can wipe the excess with a washcloth if you’re worried.

⭐️ When should I floss?
Flossing should start when your child has 2 teeth that touch. Often times, this is when the primary molars erupt, around ages 2 to 3. For some kids it may be earlier. Even if your child’s teeth do not touch, it never hurts to introduce the concept early, so by the time you need to floss, your little one will already know what to expect.

⭐️ Should I brush for my baby & toddler?
Yes! You can give your little one some independence by letting them explore, but always pair it with a good brushing by an adult.
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⭐️ What can I do before teeth are in?
It’s never too early to introduce oral desensitization to prepare your baby for the sensation of brushing before your little one even gets teeth!

⭐️ When can I start brushing?
Once the teeth are in, use a soft bristle toothbrush to adequately remove the plaque and keep the gums healthy.

⭐️ When should I introduce toothpaste?
You can introduce toothpaste once a few teeth erupt.

⭐️ What toothpaste should I use?
The current AAPD and AAP guideline is to use a rice or smear sized amount of fluoride toothpaste for kids under 3, and a pea sized amount for kids 3 and up. It is safe if your little one cannot spit, but you can wipe the excess with a washcloth if you’re worried.

⭐️ When should I floss?
Flossing should start when your child has 2 teeth that touch. Often times, this is when the primary molars erupt, around ages 2 to 3. For some kids it may be earlier. Even if your child’s teeth do not touch, it never hurts to introduce the concept early, so by the time you need to floss, your little one will already know what to expect.

⭐️ Should I brush for my baby & toddler?
Yes! You can give your little one some independence by letting them explore, but always pair it with a good brushing by an adult.
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Sienna Park Building 2301 Columbia Pike Suite 123
Arlington, VA
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