We offer Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF)!


Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics of Virginia is pleased to announce that we are now offering liquid Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF) to children with cavities. This special liquid is brushed on cavities to stop decay painlessly. Studies have recently shown that SDF can halt the progression of cavities and even prevent them. How Does Silver Diamine [...]

The Importance of Elastics During Orthodontic Treatment


At Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics of Virginia, we stress the importance of wearing elastics during orthodontic treatment. During the course of orthodontic treatment, a patient with braces may have to wear elastic rubber bands to help correct their malocclusion. For some patients, elastics are worn toward the end of braces treatment to put the final ‘squeeze’ [...]

A World of Good Wishes!


A World of Good Wishes! One of the real joys of this holiday season is the opportunity to say “thank you” and wish you the very best for the New Year. Gratefully, the Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics of Virginia Team

Does Getting Braces Hurt?


At Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics of Virginia, we know from our years of orthodontic practice that most patients who opt for traditional braces have some concerns about potential discomfort or pain during their treatment. We take pride in our ability to provide personalized orthodontics for children, teens and adults! We believe that well-informed patients are happier [...]

Selecting a Dentist for a Child with Special Needs


Providing comprehensive preventive and therapeutic dental care to patients who have special healthcare needs is an important aspect of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics of Virginia. Our dentists value the unique qualities of each young smile we treat and seek to ensure maximal health for all, regardless of developmental disability or other healthcare issues. The dental care [...]

PDOVA Celebrates October: National Orthodontic Health Month!


Here at Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics of Virginia, we have something to celebrate during the month of October that doesn’t involve candy, costumes and trick or treating! October is also known for National Orthodontics Health Month. A month where we can celebrate our dedication to not only to eye-catching smiles but to superior oral health [...]

The Shifting of the Teeth: How Orthodontics Really Works


Many of our current and potential patients, and their parents, consider orthodontic treatment to be for cosmetic reasons. It's true that braces can correct crooked or crowded teeth, or visible overbites or underbites. However, a straight smile goes far beyond just looks! Another big advantage of orthodontic treatment is lasting improved oral health for the [...]

Oral Habits in Pediatric Patients


As a parent, if your child sucks his thumb, uses a pacifier, and/or sucks on his fingers or a favorite object, you probably have some concerns about what the consequences of these habits may be for his or her teeth and jaws as he grows. At Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics of Virginia, we address concerns [...]

The Hygienic Benefits of Air Flossers and Water Picks


  At Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics of Virginia, we encourage our clients to use air flossers and water picks in addition to a good oral hygiene routine including brushing and manual flossing. Both air flossers and water picks are designed to clean between and around teeth daily to help you quickly remove stubborn plaque and [...]

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