Children’s Dentistry Specialist

Subha Yerabollu, DDS -  - Cosmetic & General Dentist

Prime Family Dentistry

Subha Yerabollu, DDS

Cosmetic & General Dentist located in Chantilly, VA

Kids require particular care at the dentist. Their dental needs are different than adults, and they’re typically more anxious in the chair. When it’s time for your child’s next dental appointment, make sure to bring them to someone that has experience in pediatric dentistry, like Subha Yerabollu, DDS, at Prime Family Dentistry in Chantilly, Virginia. Let Dr. Yerabollu put a happy and healthy smile on your child’s face by calling the office or request an appointment online.

Children’s Dentistry Q & A

What is pediatric dentistry?

Pediatric dentistry focuses on the oral health of infants and adolescents. Children have different dental needs than adults do, and for a child, a trip to the dentist can be a scary experience. 

Dental phobias tend to develop at a young age, and often come about as a result of bad experiences early on, making it especially important for your child to receive knowledgeable care at the dentist. 

Prime Family Dentistry offers nitrous oxide (laughing gas) to help its patients relax during their procedures, which can be particularly useful for younger, apprehensive patients. 

When should my child start seeing a dentist?

Your child should start seeing a dentist as soon as possible, which means as soon as they get their first tooth or between six months and one year of age.

There are a few advantages to starting dental care at an early age. It gives your child a head start in establishing a healthy and comfortable relationship with their dentist. It also allows them the opportunity to learn about good oral hygiene and develop stronger and healthier habits that will carry on into adulthood. And starting dental care early allows your dentist to start tracking any suspicious conditions that would benefit from early intervention.

What happens during my child’s dental visit?

Your child’s first few appointments at Prime Family Dentistry typically consist of little more than a basic exam. This gives Dr. Yerabollu the opportunity to get to know your child and to begin monitoring their oral health.

Dr. Yerabollu checks your child’s teeth and bite for any potential problems, and discusses some common dental concerns, including:

  • Proper at-home care to prevent cavities and optimize oral health
  • Any bad oral habits, like tongue thrusting or thumb sucking
  • Any potential need for fluoride
  • Developmental milestones
  • Good nutrition practices
  • Teething

To establish healthy dental habits early on, Dr. Yerabollu recommends that your child come in for a visit at Prime Family Dentistry at least twice per year, or more frequently if they have a particular condition that needs close monitoring.

What children dentistry services do you offer?

Prime Family Dentistry provides a wide range of services for children, such as:

  • Exams
  • Cleanings
  • Fluoride treatment
  • Sealants
  • Fillings
  • Extractions
  • Space maintainers
  • Athletic mouthguards

Call the office or request an appointment online to get your child started on the road to good oral health with pediatric dentistry at Prime Family Dentistry.

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