Your child’s first “regular” appointment with the dentist should be just after his or her third birthday. This visit is designed to help you child become comfortable in our office and involves a gentle examination of the teeth and gums. We may also apply fluoride, clean the teeth, or take X-rays, and we will review with you the best ways to help your child care for his or her teeth at home. Dr. Scott McQuiston and our team go the extra mile to make sure your child feels comfortable and safe throughout their entire appointment.

McQuiston Dental cares for patients of all ages, including children, and is pleased to offer pediatric dentistry to care for our younger patients. Please bring your child to see Dr. Scott McQuiston at least every 6 months, or as directed, for a dental exam and cleaning. During this visit, we will gently clean your child’s teeth and evaluate their smile for any dental problems, including tooth decay. Our entire team is caring and gentle, and we are committed to putting your child at ease. Dr. Scott McQuiston builds a trusting relationship with young patients so that your child feels comfortable and secure at our office.

In addition to regular dental visits, it is important for children to learn good oral habits at home. We encourage you to teach your child to brush and floss their teeth daily and eat a balanced, nutritious diet.

To learn more about children’s dentistry in Alexandria, Virginia, and to make your child’s appointment at McQuiston Dental, call us today at 703-354-0111.