Dr. Brown starts seeing patients at age 1 and in some cases even sooner. We at Pediatric Dental Care of Virginia recognize that every child is unique and usually see patients from 1 year of age all the way to 18 years of age.
Services we provide include:
- New Patients
- Dental Checkups for School
- White Fillings
- Nitrous Oxide & Sedation
- Stainless Steel Crowns
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The purpose of the first visit is to establish a positive relationship with your child and to evaluate your child's dental health. Our office has highly trained staff and a fun environment to make your child's first visit comfortable and enjoyable. We will help your child learn about the dental visit, taking one step at a time so that he/she will not be as fearful.
We are open to parents accompanying their child/children throughout the visit and encourage them to ask questions. It is important for parents to see what we see inside the mouth and to help their children through each appointment. The initial visit, which should last about an hour, consists of x-rays, a cleaning, a fluoride treatment, and an examination by Dr. Brown.
Patients should visit the pediatric dentist every 6 months for a thorough examination. Before each appointment, patients are encouraged to brush their teeth.
Our staff will do their best to schedule appointments at your convenience. Your appointment time is reserved exclusively for YOUR child. If you are unable to keep your appointment, we ask that you please give our office at least 72 hour notice. By giving us sufficient notice, we are able to schedule another patient who needs our care. We thank you for respecting our office policy – your cooperation enables us to provide efficient care for everyone.
Written correspondence is given to our patients during most appointments. If a parent is not present during an appointment, the accompanying adult will be given these documents. Please make sure that you receive and review any pertinent information.
What Is A Pediatric Dentist?
The pediatric dentist has an extra two to three years of specialized training and is dedicated to the oral health of children from infancy through the teenage years. The very young, pre-teens, and teenagers all need different approaches in dealing with their behavior, guiding their dental growth and development, and helping them avoid future dental problems. The pediatric dentist is best qualified to meet these needs.
Radiographs (X-Rays) are a vital and necessary part of your child’s dental diagnostic process. Without them, certain dental conditions can and will be missed.
X-Ray’s detect much more than cavities. For example, X-Rays may be needed to survey erupting teeth, diagnose bone diseases, evaluate the results of an injury, or plan orthodontic treatment. X-Rays allow dentists to diagnose and treat health conditions that cannot be detected during a clinical examination. If dental problems are found and treated early, dental care is more comfortable for your child and more affordable for you.
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends X-rays and examinations every six months for children with a high risk of tooth decay. On average, most pediatric dentists request radiographs approximately once a year. Approximately every 3 years it is a good idea to obtain a complete set of radiographs, either a panoramic and bitewings or periapicals and bitewings.
Pediatric dentists are particularly careful to minimize the exposure of their patients to radiation. With contemporary safeguards, the amount of radiation received in a dental X-ray examination is extremely small. The risk is negligible. In fact, the dental X-rays represent a far smaller risk than an undetected and untreated dental problem. Lead body aprons and shields will protect your child. Today’s equipment filters out unnecessary X-rays and restricts the X-ray beam to the area of interest. High-speed film and proper shielding assure that your child receives a minimal amount of radiation exposure. For extra safety and quality we use digital X-ray which even minimizes the exposure time to a fraction of a second.
Martinsville, VA 24112
Roanoke, VA 24018
Monday through Thursday 8am - 5:00 pm (with lunch 12-1)
Friday - Surgery