At Smiles by Mia, we help parents and children get high-quality care, from general dental treatments to cosmetic and restorative care. We know it can be difficult to fit dental appointments into busy schedules. Our office staff works with families to ensure that multiple patients can receive care in one dental visit. If you’re looking for a dental practice that serves patients of all ages, we can help! Smiles by Mia offers family dentistry services to patients in Burke, VA.
Children’s Dental Care
We recommend that parents bring their children for their first dental visit after their first baby tooth erupts. Typically, baby teeth emerge before children turn one year old. Even before their first visit, parents should clean their child’s gums with a clean cloth. Wiping the gums minimizes food debris and bacterial buildup in the mouth. At your child’s first visit, we will gently examine their smile for problems in the teeth and gums.
As children grow older, we will begin to perform gentle dental cleanings. During these cleanings, our hygienists use sterilized dental tools to remove bacterial buildup from the teeth and gums. We also recommend dental sealants and fluoride treatments at routine visits.
Dental sealants are plastic coatings that we place on the back molars. It is common for children to develop tooth decay and cavities in hard-to-reach spaces, including the back of the mouth. Sealants protect the chewing surfaces of the teeth for many years. We can also apply fluoride varnish to teeth. Fluoride is a mineral that strengthens the tooth enamel.
Family Dentistry in Burke, VA
As patients age, they can encounter dental accidents, injuries, and problems they have not encountered before. Even minor problems like tooth discoloration can impact patients’ confidence and comfort in their smiles. Along with general dental treatments and dental cleanings, we offer restorative and cosmetic care for patients as they grow older.
Our extensive restorative dental treatments use dental implants to secure crowns, bridges, or dentures. Dental implants are small titanium posts that an oral surgeon places in the jaw bone tissue. Once the implants heal, they offer a stable foundation that improves patients’ speech and bite. Implants allow patients to eat the foods they love and restore the appearance of their smiles.
Cosmetic treatments like dental veneers, lumineers, dental bonding, and the Snap-On Smile address dental injuries and imperfections. Veneers and lumineers cover the front of teeth to cover crooked, discolored, or damaged teeth. Dental bonding can add structure to chipped, broken, and fractured teeth. The Snap-On Smile is a resin tray that can fully cover the top and bottom tooth rows. In addition, we can recommend teeth whitening treatment if patients have discolored or stained teeth. KöR teeth whitening uses in-office and take-home whitening treatments. This whitening option can brighten the smile by multiple shades.
Contact Our Burke Dental Office
Are you looking for a new family dentist in Fairfax? Call Smiles by Mia today at (571) 789-1265. Feel free to request a dental appointment on our website.