Leesburg Spa Dentistry
Cosmetic Dentist located in Ashburn, VA
Families in Leesburg, Virginia, are busy, so when it comes to dental care, you want to find a family dentist who can take care of every member of your family, so you don’t have to spend your precious time driving to different appointments. At Leesburg Spa Dentistry, Dr. Saxena provides comprehensive family dentistry services to patients of all ages from children to senior citizens. Call the practice or schedule appointments for your family online today.
Family Dentistry Q & A
What is family dentistry?
Family dentistry is comprehensive dental care for every stage of life, from monitoring your child’s dental development to treating signs of decay and gum disease later in life. As a family dentist, Dr. Saxena offers high-quality preventive care and education about the importance of at-home dental hygiene as well as treatments for dental issues that threaten your family’s oral and dental health.
What is preventive dental care?
Preventive dental care focuses on keeping your teeth and gums healthy and strong. Preventive dental treatments help you avoid cavities, enamel wear, gum disease, and more.
Preventive dental care includes your routine dental appointments for checkups and professional cleanings as well as your at-home hygiene practices. The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends that everyone brush their teeth for two minutes, twice a day, using a soft-bristled toothbrush and a nonabrasive toothpaste. You should also floss at least once a day to remove debris and plaque from in between your teeth.
How is children’s dentistry different than dental care for adults?
While children need to have routine cleanings and checkups, in addition to looking for signs of decay, pediatric dentistry also monitors your child’s dental development. Dr. Saxena checks that your child’s baby teeth are emerging on time and in the correct spaces, and later that their adult teeth are growing as they should. She checks for early warning signs of alignment issues that might need orthodontic care.
Dr. Saxena also teaches your child about the best way to take care of their teeth and why it’s so important to brush and floss every day. She builds a good rapport with your child, so they grow up without dental anxiety while practicing great at-home dental hygiene.
When should my child start having dental appointments?
Children should usually have their first dental appointment around the time their first tooth emerges, which is normally around their first birthday. While this might seem early, Dr. Saxena can help you with advice on dealing with teething and taking care of your child’s new teeth and gums. The general ADA recommendations are to have dental checkups and hygiene appointments every six months, but Dr. Saxena provides individualized advice for your child.
If you’re looking for a friendly and compassionate family dentist, call or schedule appointments for your family online today.