Smiles for Centreville provides family dental care, including orthodontic evaluation, for teenagers. Drs. Hutchison, Gorman, Mooney, and Grossman are dedicated to helping your teenager achieve a smile that will boost their self-confidence! Call our office today at 703-830-9110 to make your appointment with our dentists and learn more about teenage dental care in Centreville, Virginia.
Regular Recare Appointments:
We encourage our teenage patients to be seen at six-month intervals and to schedule their next recare appointment before leaving our office. This is especially important for the teen years when poor homecare, busy lives, and poor eating habits are common.
Kodak Digital Radiography:
We utilize the Kodak digital radiography system for all our X-rays. Digital X-rays use much less radiation than standard film. We encourage our patients to have bitewing X-rays taken yearly and a full panoramic X-ray taken every three years.
Evaluation of Third Molars (Wisdom Teeth):
With teens, it is important to be aware of the presence of wisdom teeth. Our panoramic radiograph gives our dentists a picture of the location of these teeth and the need to have them removed.
Evaluation for Orthodontics:
Teens are checked for the need of orthodontic care. We have an orthodontist in our office that we refer for orthodontic treatment.
Teens are given a fluoride treatment at their appointments to make their teeth more resistant to decay. Occasionally, home fluoride is recommended if there is a high decay rate.
Sports Mouth Guards:
Teens are checked for the need of sports mouth guards. Sports mouth guards are very important. They protect the teeth and the fee is very reasonable for the amount of protection they provide. These are made in our office and can be delivered within a week.
For more information about teenage dental care and to schedule your family’s next visit with our experienced dentists, contact our office today.