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.
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!
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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!
There will always be another reason to drink water!
Think positively, give thanks, dream big and smile often.
With the New Year just around the corner, we are thinking of ways to better our family's overall oral health. Let us know in the comments below what your family goals are for the New Year!
Happy Holidays! We hope your holiday season is full of joy and health!
Dental Claus is coming to town!
Cheeses such as aged cheddar, Swiss, mozzarella and Monterey jack are great as a snack or to eat after a meal because they clear the mouth of food and neutralize the acids that attack teeth.
Sugary candy, food and drinks are part of the holidays. With this, the risk of cavities and poor dental health also increases. Parents should try to moderate sugar intake, and watch out for carbonated drinks, which actually erode teeth more than sweetened drinks.
Get a kickstart on your child's oral health!
Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours!
Even baby teeth are important! If you have questions, ask us!
Always a good day for a good day!
Remind your child regularly about how important their teeth and overall oral health is!
Happiness is right under your nose!
No child is too young for good dental health! Visit our website or contact us if you have any questions.
Little smiles are our thing!
Happy Halloween! Don't forget to brush those teeth and floss your fangs!
Is your child using the correct amount of toothpaste!?
Enjoying Halloween candy is part of the fun of the holiday, along with costumes and pumpkins. But too much candy can lead to cavities and tooth decay.
Sealants can be a good way to keep your child from getting cavities, but they're no substitute for brushing and flossing. A sealant is a thin, protective coating (made from plastic or other dental materials) that we can place on the chewing surfaces of your child’s permanent back teeth (called molars). Once they're on, sealants work to keep cavity-causing bacteria and bits of food from settling into the nooks and crannies your child’s toothbrush can't reach.
While blenders and ice crushers are perfect for crunching ice cubes, teeth are not.
If your child plays sports year-round, make sure you bring his or her mouthguard along so we can check for wear, tear and fit!
Our patients' smiles are FRESH!
Replace your and your child's toothbrush every three or four months, or sooner if the bristles are frayed. A worn toothbrush won't do a good job of cleaning teeth!
Brushing your teeth at night with your child is just as important as brushing them in the morning!
To all our wonderful patients that came in for an appointment this past month, THANK YOU! Drop us a Like if you were happy with our service!
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Pumpkin spice floss? What are your thoughts? Leave a comment below if you would try this out with your child!
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Accidents can happen anywhere, anytime. So, if you happen to be in the middle of a dental emergency, call us right away so we can either help or guide you in the right direction!
Our assistants are not only the best at their job, but they make the practice a fun place to be too! Thank you for all you do!
Print out this image so you and you little one can have fun learning how to brush those pearly whites!
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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.
Welcome to Little Smiles, your family’s opportunity for fun, state-of-the-art pediatric dentistry in Ashburn, Virginia.
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Our practice is committed to providing you and your family with safe, gentle, and state-of-the-art dental care.
Providing genuine, conservative, and affordable pediatric dental care in a warm and friendly atmosphere to the families of Ashburn, Leesburg, & One Loudoun
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We treat children through all the phases of dental development – preventive, restorative, sedation options, and orthodontics (for children & adults)
Our goal is to create healthy , educated patients in a friendly, gentle environment by providing excellent dental care.