What is children’s dentistry?

At Rai Family Dentistry, we love taking care of your whole family – including your children. Dr. Shivaprasanna Rai is dedicated to providing the care your child needs to start toward a lifetime of excellent dental health. Children’s dentistry, also called pediatric dentistry, focuses on meeting all of your child’s oral health needs to establish a basis of good dental health that can last throughout their life. During childhood, it is important that your child develops good oral health habits, which should include brushing and flossing every day, as well as maintaining a balanced diet with a limited amount of sugary foods and drinks.

Does my child need to go to the dentist?

We recommend that your child’s first dental visit be between the ages of 1 1/2 to 2 years old, if there are no developing issues. This will help the child acclimate to the dental office and make them more comfortable with treatment when needed. You should bring your child to our office at least once every six months for a routine dental checkup. These visits allow our dentist and dental team to make certain your child’s smile is developing normally and that they receive any additional treatments they need. Dr. Shivaprasanna Rai and our entire team are friendly and gentle, and they are sure to put your child at ease during their appointments. We are happy to help you and your child learn how to care for their smile better, and we provide a number of preventive services like sealants and fluoride treatment that can help your child’s smile stay healthy.

For more information about pediatric dentistry in Stafford, Virginia, we welcome you to call or visit us today. We are eager to care for your family!