Ashburn Pediatric Dental Center

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.

Reasons to Visit the Dentist in Winter | Ashburn Pediatric Dental Center

We know that the cold winter weather and dry air wreak havoc on the skin. Did you know that these weather conditions can also facilitate dental problems? Reasons to Visit the Dentist in Winter - We know that the cold winter weather and dry air wreak havoc on the skin. Did you know that these weather conditions can also facilitate dental problems?

Sneaky Elfa at it again! She didn’t earn those tokens!

She’s baaaaaack! Elfa has put out the mailboxes incase anyone needs to mail their letters to Santa!

Do you have lots of candy taking up space? APDC is doing its annual candy buyback! $1 per pound of unopened candy! Bring it in during regular office hours!

Sugar isn't the best for our bodies or our teeth. Take extra care of your teeth and rinse your mouth with water if you're planning on enjoying some sugary treats!

Even vampires need to brush their teeth! Be sure to pay extra attention while brushing your teeth tonight!

Does your little one play sports? If they do, make sure they have the right sports gear and mouth guard if necessary! The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, or AAPD, states 10 to 39 percent of children in dental accidents are caused by sports incidents.

Your tooth enamel can't regrow itself, but it can be remineralized! Fluoride brings important minerals back into the tooth enamel. This in turn strengthens and hardens your teeth.

A reminder to floss your teeth! We oftentimes have hidden bits of food, as well as plaque-causing bacteria hiding in between our teeth. Brushing alone will not reach these!

Eat for a healthy mouth: limit between-meal snacks. If you crave a snack, choose something nutritious. Consider chewing sugarless gum afterward to increase saliva flow and to wash out food and acid.

On average, 3 million teeth are lost at sporting events annually.

The lifespan of a taste bud is 10 days.

Snail's heads are small, but they can have over 20,000 teeth! Imagine having to brush all of those!

78% of Americans have had at least one cavity by age 17. Make sure to teach your kids good dental hygiene tips!

Say "Aaahhhh!" Tongue depressors push the tongue down to allow for uninterrupted inspection of the mouth and throat.

When Should My Child Get Braces? - Pediatric Dentist Ashburn, VA

Check out this blog by Blog Find out if it’s the right time for your little one to get orthodontic treatment. You’ve begun to notice that your child’s permanent teeth are starting to grow in a little crooked. Or maybe they are dealing with gaps between teeth or overcrowding. If so, then you may be wondering

Did you know? The roof of your mouth is one of the only places on your body that you can tickle yourself!

Is it time for a checkup? Make sure that your children are getting their teeth cleaned and examined regularly!

Did you know? When you eat, you're not only feeding yourself, but also the plaque bacteria that live on your teeth! They love foods that lead to tooth decay, like sugars and starches, which is why it's important to practice good dental hygiene!

Fluoride, although it's great for your teeth, can be dangerous in extreme quantities! Make sure to supervise your child while they brush their teeth.

[09/03/18]   Happy Monday! APDC will be closed today to observe the Labor Day holiday. We will be open at 8am tomorrow! Enjoy your day!

[08/01/18]   Congratulations Abdurahmane S! He was the cavity free club winner for July! Keep up the great brushing!

We want to wish you a happy 4th of July! Celebrate our freedom with pride and love!

Straighten Your Child's Smile Discreetly - Pediatric Dentist Ashburn, VA

Check out this blog by Blog Most teens balk at the idea of getting braces to correct bite and tooth alignment issues. At Ashburn Pediatric Dental Center in Ashburn, VA, pediatric dentist Dr. Ajit Patel and our orthodontist Dr. Joseph Errera offer Invisalign clear aligners, a quicker, easier, and discreet way to strai

Your smile is the best thing in your closet! Remember to wear it every day!

A snail's mouth is no larger than the head of a pin, but it can have over 25,000 teeth!

Today is National Selfie Day! Share a photo of your pearly whites in honor of this day!

Happy Father's Day! Thank you to all the incredible dads out there!

Did you know? The bristle toothbrush, similar to the type used today, was not invented until 1498 in China. The bristles were actually the stiff, coarse hairs taken from the back of a hog's neck and attached to handles made of bone or bamboo.

Tell your dentist this joke on your new visit!

Did you know? The human tongue is as unique as a fingerprint, and no two tongues are alike.

Your child has a toothache, now what? First, rinse the irritated area with warm salt water and place a cold compress on the face if it is swollen. Give the child acetaminophen for any pain, rather than placing aspirin on the teeth or gums. Finally, give us a call so we can see your child as soon as possible!

[05/03/18]   Congratulations Luciana E!!
Winner of the April 2018 cavity free club!!

[05/03/18]   The Cruz family is the winner of our latest contest!!! Congratulations guys!

[04/02/18]   Great job on being cavity free Saher A!! Enjoy your prize!

[03/21/18]   APDC will be closed today due to the snow. Everyone stay safe and warm!

Caring for Your Child's Smile - Pediatric Dentist Ashburn, VA

Check out this blog by Blog Keeping your child’s smile healthy is a top priority. We are here to help make that happen. We know that isn’t always easy to know what to do when it comes to your child’s oral health. After all, their smiles are going through so many changes as they get older. Don’t fret; o

[01/08/18]   APDC is closing at 3:00 today due to possibility of icy conditions.
Everyone stay warm and safe!

What is Sedation Dentistry? - Pediatric Dentist Ashburn, VA

Check out this blog by Blog A fear of the dentist can be debilitating to your child's dental health and make you second guess their regular dental examinations and cleanings. However, these important visits and other procedures which repair damaged or decayed teeth are crucial to your child's dental health. Sedation de

[01/02/18]   Congratulations Sanjay R!
Decembers cavity free club winner!! Keep up the great work!

[12/31/17]   Congratulations Tara Brandt! You are the winner of our xbox contest! Please call the office in the new year to claim your prize!

Dental Hygiene with Kara RDH

Merry Christmas Eve!

Elf decorations!

American Dental Association

Want to be a dental do-gooder like Hermey? Check out these 5 holiday teeth tips!

Hopefully you don't have 'gingervitis'

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42882 Truro Parish Dr, Ste 201
Ashburn, VA

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00
Saturday 09:00 - 13:00
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