Growing healthy smiles with dental care for children in Richmond, VA
At Richmond Family Dentistry, we take the “care” in dental care very literally. Dr. Hart and her team are friendly, kind, and compassionate, and make every effort to ensure the comfort of patients. A gentle approach is especially important when treating children, as early dental experiences can shape their perceptions of oral health for life.
The benefits of family dentistry
Our office welcomes patients of all ages, making dental care convenient for today’s busy family. We provide individual care, customized to the unique needs of each stage of life, from children and teens to grandparents, and everyone in between. Caring for your entire family also gives Dr. Hart an advantage in diagnostics and treatment recommendations. She has the opportunity to spot potentially hereditary oral health conditions, and she has a better insight into your lifestyle. This enables her to guide your family to healthier habits.
Preventive care for children
A study published in August 2016 issue of British Dental Journal found that early dental care and oral hygiene habits are linked to oral health in adulthood. These findings come as no surprise to dedicated family dentists such as Dr. Hart. She works with parents and children, educating them about the stages of tooth development and importance of daily care. Her goal is help children get off to a great start, and enjoy optimal oral health for life.
Regular dental visits are essential, even if you see no signs of cavities in your child’s mouth. Tiny teeth can be difficult to clean, especially for children who are just learning to brush and floss for themselves. During dental cleanings, this buildup is removed and teeth are polished to discourage plaque from adhering. Additionally, a comprehensive exam can detect developing problems, allowing for early correction.
Call (804) 381-6238 and schedule your child an appointment.
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