Pediatric Dentistry

Pediatric Dentistry - Virginia Beach VA

Baby teeth are important teeth, forming a foundation for good oral health and smile aesthetics that last a lifetime. The professionals at General Dentistry 4Kids in Virginia Beach, VA love serving young patients through innovative and gentle pediatric dentistry. We carefully evaluate and treat teeth, gums and even developing bone structure for best functioning and best looking young smiles.

Pediatric Dentistry Begins Early

Our dedicated team likes to see children when that first tooth erupts, or by their first birthday at the latest. This first dental appointment is a fun, get acquainted visit so child and parent get used to the sights and sounds of pediatric dentistry. At age 3, we will perform a comprehensive oral exam, checking for decay, gum disease and tooth and jaw development. We advise 6-month cleanings and visits for all children and adults to detect any oral health problems before they become costly and complicated.

The Particulars of Pediatric Dentistry

Parental involvement in kids' oral health helps prevent tooth decay--the number one chronic health problem in American children. The staff at General Dentistry 4Kids in Virginia Beach, VA teaches kids and parents that mom and dad must brush toddlers' teeth for them and supervise kids at least up to the age of 8. Twice daily brushing with a soft-bristled brush and a small amount of fluoride toothpaste is the rule, and parents must realize that young children do not have the dexterity to brush and floss by themselves.

Our staff also stresses nutritious, low-sugar diets and drinking plenty of water to wash tooth surfaces and promote the production of saliva. Saliva keeps teeth and gums clean--important in between meals and during the night.

Additionally, the pediatric dentist often recommends fluoride treatments and plastic sealants for young teeth--particularly molars that have intricately-grooved chewing surfaces. These simple "painted-on" dental materials quickly and comfortably provide protection against decay, and for adults, fluoride reduces dental sensitivity.

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry advises that any decay found in children's teeth be treated. The health and development of baby teeth impact how their adult teeth look, function and erupt into the mouth. Furthermore, it's wise for children to receive a complete orthodontic evaluation by age 7. Early orthodontic treatment wards off problems from crooked teeth later on in life--decay, gum disease, and self-image issues specifically. Early intervention takes advantage of the developing jaw, making treatment easier and less complex than older teen or adult treatment.

Contact General Dentistry 4Kids

Don't delay. Establish a routine of good dental care for your children. Call General Dentistry 4Kids in Virginia Beach, VA at (757) 965-3333 to set-up a new patient appointment!

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Monday:

8:30 am-2:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:30 am-5:30 pm

Wednesday:

8:30 am-2:00 pm

Thursday:

8:30 am-5:30 pm

Friday:

8:30 am-2:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

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1544 Laskin Road, Suite 226
Virginia Beach, VA 23451

Phone Number 757-965-3333
Fax: 757-965-3335

Virginia Beach Children's Dentist, Dr. Elleni Kapoor, is dedicated to providing you with a pleasant visit and results that you're proud to show off. Call General Dentistry 4 Kids Phone Number 757-965-3333 with any questions or to make an appointment.

Serving Virginia Beach & the
nearby area including:

  • Norfolk VA
  • Chesapeake VA
  • Hampton VA
  • Pungo VA

Children's Dentistry Treatments

  • Teeth Cleaning
  • Dental Checkup
  • Restorative Dentistry
  • Tooth Extractions
  • Dental Sealants
  • Preventative Dentistry