Pediatric Dentistry and Family Orthodontics
We are excited to provide comprehensive dental care for your child in a fun, kid-friendly, state-of-the-art environment. We strive to provide our patients with optimal dental health care and a lifetime of beautiful smiles. Dr. Patel and his staff are dedicated to providing you with the highest level of quality care… personal, considerate, sensitive, and knowledgeable.
Kids in prehistoric times likely did not suffer from tooth decay. The American Dental Association says this is because sugar was not a part of their diet.
Brush your Teeth Together. Leading by example goes a long way. Make brushing teeth together in the morning and nighttime part of your routine.
Did you know!?
Can you and your child find all the hidden words?
Brushing teeth is fun! Use this to add excitement to your child's routine!
If the whole family enjoys healthy snacks, children will want them, too. A healthy snack is low in sugar and high in nutrients – just what young teeth and mouths need. Keep low-fat string cheese and yogurt, milk and cut fruit and veggies on hand. Let children choose healthy options at the store and mix-and-match them with hummus, low-fat dips or whole-grain crackers. Limit the number of snack times and save “fun foods” for special occasions.
Keep teaching good habits!
Teach your child to brush AND floss at an early age!
Following the recent update from the VDH (Virginia Department of Health) and the Governor’s guidelines, our office will be closed until April 24, 2020. If you are a patient of record and have a dental emergency, please call us at 703.726.4333. Someone will return your call very shortly.
Thank you and stay well!
Are you and your child visiting us at least every six months?
We just wanted to let you know that APDC is keeping up with the latest news and recommendations from the governor and the CDC, and we do consider ourselves as an essential business.
We are planning to keep our office open only for emergencies until April 6th.
To do our part to keep everyone safe we will be rescheduling all appointments scheduled before April 6th.
We can be reached at 703-726-4333
Ask us about sealants and how they can help your child.
Is your child's oral health on the right track?
Wash your hands frequently. This is without a doubt the most crucial thing you can do to minimize your risk of contracting the coronavirus disease. And not just a quick rinse – wash your hands with soap for at least 20 to 30 seconds any chance you get – especially after being in public or traveling via public transport.
Dental sealants are a quick, easy, and painless way to prevent most cavities children get in the permanent back teeth where 9 in 10 cavities occur. Children aged 6 to 11 years without sealants have almost 3 times more first-molar cavities than children with sealants.
Encourage children to drink only water between meals, preferably fluoridated tap water!
Untreated cavities can cause pain, infections, and can lead to problems eating, speaking, and learning. More than 1 in 5 children aged 2 to 5 years has at least one cavity in their baby teeth.
Do not put your child to sleep with a bottle filled with milk, juice, or sugary drinks like fruit-flavored drinks or pop (soda).
Taking care of your young child’s teeth and gums is important. Brush your child’s teeth, give your child healthy foods, and take your child to the dentist. If you take care of your teeth, it will help your child’s teeth stay healthy, too.
If your child is younger than 6, watch them brush. Make sure they use a pea-sized amount of toothpaste and always spit it out rather than swallow. Help your child brush until they have good brushing skills.
If you or your child's toothbrush looks like the one on the left, it’s time for a new one! Call for a checkup TODAY!
We hope you have a great President's Day!
Did you know?
Sealants offer a simple way to seal out decay. These plastic coverings protect the deep crevices of your children’s back teeth from debris and bacteria. Ask us about sealants as soon as your child’s permanent molars grow in!
No matter what!
It's that easy!
February is National Children's Dental Health Month!
Whether you've got a toddler or an elementary schooler, it's important to help your child have healthy teeth for a lifetime. Lead by example!
Teeth grinding (or “bruxism”) may sound scary coming from young mouths, but it usually isn't harmful. Grinding is common in children under age 7 and typically stops when their six-year permanent molars come through.
Children and parents love sippy cups and bottles because they are familiar and because there are no spills! We recommend that children are weaned from the sippy cup and bottle by age 1.
Children are born with 20 primary teeth. Each one is important for helping them speak normally and chew naturally.
If the whole family enjoys healthy snacks, children will want them, too. A healthy snack is low in sugar and high in nutrients – just what young teeth and mouths need.
Pick a song that’s about two minutes long and sing it during toothbrush time. Or, play two minutes of a tune from the radio or a child’s favorite CD. Use the first 60 seconds for the top teeth and the other 60 seconds for the bottom teeth.
If you play a sport or are active in things like skateboarding or snowboarding, it’s a good idea to wear a mouthguard. It may feel funny at first, but mouthguards are the best thing you can do to protect your teeth from getting broken or knocked out.
We love our patients!
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We treat children through all the phases of dental development – preventive, restorative, sedation options, and orthodontics (for children & adults)
Our practice is committed to providing you and your family with safe, gentle, and state-of-the-art dental care.
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Welcome to Little Smiles, your family’s opportunity for fun, state-of-the-art pediatric dentistry in Ashburn, Virginia.
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Providing genuine, conservative, and affordable pediatric dental care in a warm and friendly atmosphere to the families of Ashburn, Leesburg, & One Loudoun
At Gateway Dental, we constantly strive to give our patients quality care with a personal touch, with an emphasis on minimal non-invasive cosmetic dentistry such as porcelain lumineer veneers, porcelain onlay and inlay.
Our goal is to create healthy , educated patients in a friendly, gentle environment by providing excellent dental care.