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What Beverages Are the Worst for Your Child's Teeth?

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Summer is here, and it’s time for pool parties and barbeques with family and friends. You want your kids to enjoy their break without a lot of rules and restrictions, but you don’t want a couple of months of fun to create problems with their long-term oral health.

So you limit their intake of candy and try to have plenty of fresh fruits on hand, but if you aren’t paying attention to what your kids are drinking, you’re missing a big part of the picture.

The Problem with Sugar in Beverages

As a parent, you don’t just need to know how much sugar your child consumes, but why it’s so damaging for their ...

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5 Tips for Keeping Your Child's Smile Healthy

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There’s no doubt that kids come with a ton of responsibilities! Keeping up with school activities, athletics, and family obligations while also managing their health – it’s no wonder as parents that sometimes good habits fall by the wayside!

One responsibility that seems to get glossed over in all the hustle and bustle is being proactive with kids’ oral health. For this reason, we are offering a refresher course on what it takes to make sure your kids enjoy the benefits of a problem-free smile:

  • Monitor your child’s brushing habits – You will need to brush and floss your child’s teeth until they are about three or four and they can hold ...

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Two Factors That Contribute to Cavities in Kids

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Unfortunately, your child’s mouth is a haven for bacteria. The moist, warm environment creates a perfect breeding ground, resulting in thousands of bacteria. Since bacteria love to feed on sugar, the more sugar your child has in their mouth, the more bacteria will develop.

Bacteria and Tooth Decay

For a long time, the bacteria Streptococcus mutans has been blamed for tooth decay. But recently, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in Philadelphia authored a study that Candida albicans, a yeast bacteria is almost always present in the plaque of children with cavities. This finding suggests that the cause of dental caries may be a combination of the two. ...

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Is Your Child at Risk for the Most Common Chronic Illness?

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If you were asked about the most common childhood illness, what would you say? You might guess something like ear infections, which are common. But dental caries (cavities), which are highly preventable, are the number one chronic disease of children between ages 6 and 11.

Vienna, VA dentists Dr. Sanati and Dr. Shahram know that it isn’t necessary for kids to suffer from unhealthy teeth. Minimizing your child’s risk for decay isn’t just essential for their oral health. Children with unhealthy teeth experience discomfort, which leads to difficulties eating and speaking properly and missed time from school. 

Your Child's Oral Care

Proper oral health care for children is crucial, and it’s our ...

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How One Simple Treatment Prevents Cavities for Years

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If your kids are like most kids, they are not the best at brushing their teeth.

Kids have a particularly difficult time reaching their back teeth, and many tend to avoid the back of the their mouths, making those molars a prime target for cavities. The good news is that there is one simple treatment that can help prevent cavities: dental sealants.

When it comes to kid dentistry at your Tysons Corner dentist, both Dr. Ardalan Sanati and Dr. Shohreh Shahram recommend that your child receive this quick and easy treatment. The procedure is relatively inexpensive—especially when compared to possible costs from fillings, root canals, or worse down the road.

Because it is ...

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3 Qualities to Look for When Choosing a Kid's Dentist

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Great dental experiences start at an early age!

In fact, many patients who suffer from dental fear or anxiety report that it was due to a bad or frightening experience as a child. At Tysons Dentistry, our doctors understand and welcome the unique personalities of children, starting around the age of two, and we strive to make every visit to our office positive and upbeat to help create great future dental appointments.

Here are some qualities to look for when choosing your provider for kid's dentistry in Tysons Corner:

Dentistry Early On

Getting your child acclimated to the dental office at an early age is critical for building a foundation of trust for ...

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Your Child's First Dental Appointment

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Is it time to start thinking about your child’s first dental appointment?

If your child has his or her first tooth or is approaching their first birthday, it’s time to schedule an appointment! If your child is older and hasn’t seen a dentist yet, don’t worry. It’s never too late to get started.

This is an exciting time – and it can also lead to a number of questions and some apprehension on the part of you, the parent.

We want to reassure you that we are fantastic when it comes to kid’s dentistry here at our Tysons Corner dental office. We take the time to make sure your child feels comfortable and ...

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