Little Pearls Dentistry for Children

Little Pearls Dentistry for Children At Little Pearls Dentistry, we take pride in valuing each child as an individual. At Little Pearls Dentistry for Children we love taking care of kids.
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We believe children thrive in an environment that provides safety and comfort and that supports their emotional needs. We strive to make each experience with every child special, recognizing his/her unique needs. We spend the time to ensure the comfort of our patients and to make sure the parents of our patients are involved and as excited about their children's dental health as we are. We emphasize prevention of disease through early education.

Did you know that candy doesn’t directly cause cavities? Instead, the sugar in candy provides the food that harmful bact...
03/11/2024

Did you know that candy doesn’t directly cause cavities? Instead, the sugar in candy provides the food that harmful bacteria need to create acids that wear away tooth enamel. That’s why sticky candy and hard candies are more likely to damage teeth because they stay around for a lot longer, hiding in crevices of your teeth. We like candy as much as you! Just remember to save it for special treats and don’t forget to brush for two minutes, two times every day!

Did you know that certain foods, medications, and even dry mouth can cause bad breath? However, persistent dry mouth can...
03/07/2024

Did you know that certain foods, medications, and even dry mouth can cause bad breath? However, persistent dry mouth can be a sign of larger issues such as periodontal disease. If your child has frequent bad breath it's probably time to give us a call!

If your child lost a baby tooth recently, it can take up to six months for a permanent adult tooth to appear in its plac...
03/04/2024

If your child lost a baby tooth recently, it can take up to six months for a permanent adult tooth to appear in its place. Still waiting? There are times when a permanent tooth just does not follow its baby tooth and erupt correctly. Your child’s permanent teeth may not have enough space to erupt into place or it’s possible that the tooth underneath is erupting in the wrong direction. If you’re concerned about a tooth that’s slow to appear, it’s best to have us evaluate your child. Give us a call and make sure everything is on track for a beautiful smile!

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) suggests brushing your teeth for at least two minutes, twice every da...
02/29/2024

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) suggests brushing your teeth for at least two minutes, twice every day. Like if you've brushed today!

Cute little messages from our patients🥹
02/29/2024

Cute little messages from our patients🥹

While most mouthwash is safe for kids, the American Dental Association recommends that children under 6 years of age sho...
02/26/2024

While most mouthwash is safe for kids, the American Dental Association recommends that children under 6 years of age should typically only use mouthwash in special circumstances recommended by a dentist and should generally refrain due to the chance of it being swallowed. Small children can be taught to rinse with plain water instead.

Cheek chewing or biting can be the result of stress, boredom or even habit. It can lead tooth erosion, mouth sores and e...
02/22/2024

Cheek chewing or biting can be the result of stress, boredom or even habit. It can lead tooth erosion, mouth sores and even jaw problems. If your child is having trouble with this, let us know!

Impressive artwork from our patients! ✨
02/21/2024

Impressive artwork from our patients! ✨

The tongue is important! It contributes to the health of your mouth and is an indicator of your overall health. It’s imp...
02/19/2024

The tongue is important! It contributes to the health of your mouth and is an indicator of your overall health. It’s important to use a mouthwash, toothbrush, or tongue scrapper to keep your tongue clean!

There are many things you can do to protect the enamel on your teeth. One of the easiest is to limit acidic foods, which...
02/15/2024

There are many things you can do to protect the enamel on your teeth. One of the easiest is to limit acidic foods, which weakens enamel over time causing decay. Rinsing your mouth with plain water after eating is a good way to counteract these effects!

Tooth grinding, called bruxism, affects up to 30% of children. And while most children grow out of the habit, it sometim...
02/12/2024

Tooth grinding, called bruxism, affects up to 30% of children. And while most children grow out of the habit, it sometimes requires additional investigation. Please let us know if your child is having trouble sleeping or is waking frequently, has jaw pain or soreness, headaches, tooth sensitivity or pain not that's associated with other dental issues.

It's National Children's Dental Health Month, a perfect time to focus on your child's smile! Join us in promoting health...
02/08/2024

It's National Children's Dental Health Month, a perfect time to focus on your child's smile! Join us in promoting healthy dental habits for our little ones.

We can agree: children (and their parents) spend too much time looking at screens. And we know that it has been especial...
02/05/2024

We can agree: children (and their parents) spend too much time looking at screens. And we know that it has been especially difficult to avoid during the COVID-19 crisis. So, we just want to encourage all our followers, of every age, to spend some time without screens and spend time with your family! Try going on a hike, a bike ride, dust off those board games, build a model, learn a craft, start a new hobby together!

Having trouble motivating your child to brush? Try brushing together! Brushing your teeth together or as a family can ma...
02/01/2024

Having trouble motivating your child to brush? Try brushing together! Brushing your teeth together or as a family can make your child excited to brush their teeth and take care of their own smile.

Charcoal toothpaste has become popular for its whitening effects but it’s also very abrasive. Whitening toothpaste shoul...
01/29/2024

Charcoal toothpaste has become popular for its whitening effects but it’s also very abrasive. Whitening toothpaste should be avoided by children because it can cause damage to tooth enamel (leading to sensitivity) and even damaged gums.

Who doesn’t love potato chips?! Unfortunately, chips can be as bad for teeth as candy because starchy foods like chips a...
01/25/2024

Who doesn’t love potato chips?! Unfortunately, chips can be as bad for teeth as candy because starchy foods like chips and crackers can easily stick in the tiny grooves of your teeth and provide the sugars that cavity-causing bacteria need to grow. Go ahead and enjoy the occasional snack, just don’t forget to brush twice a day for two minutes!

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recommends that you begin flossing as soon as your child develops two...
01/22/2024

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recommends that you begin flossing as soon as your child develops two teeth close to each other. It’s important to floss for your child until he or she has enough dexterity to begin doing it themselves – typically around the same shoe-tying is learned.

Did you know that it's best to brush in the morning AFTER breakfast? Like if you brush after breakfast!
01/18/2024

Did you know that it's best to brush in the morning AFTER breakfast? Like if you brush after breakfast!

While sugar-packed chewing gum is terrible for your teeth, did you know that sugar-free gum can help keep teeth healthy?...
01/15/2024

While sugar-packed chewing gum is terrible for your teeth, did you know that sugar-free gum can help keep teeth healthy? Chewing gum increases saliva, helping balance pH and wash away cavity causing debris. And chewing gum with xylitol, a natural sugar substitute has even been shown to prevent cavities.

Does your toddler still use a sippy cup? The constant sipping action can affect the way their teeth and jaws develop. As...
01/11/2024

Does your toddler still use a sippy cup? The constant sipping action can affect the way their teeth and jaws develop. As much as possible, try moving to a regular cup around the age of two. A good way to get them motivated is to buy them their own cup so they are excited to try it out!

Is an electric toothbrush better than a conventional one? Research is mixed and some electric brushes are better than ot...
01/08/2024

Is an electric toothbrush better than a conventional one? Research is mixed and some electric brushes are better than others. However, if you have trouble motivating your child to brush, a good way to get your kids (or you!) excited about brushing is to try an electric toothbrush! Most child electric toothbrushes have a built in two-minute timer along with other fun features to make brushing something they look forward to.

Smoothies are a perfect way to get kids to eat their veggies. Try out new refreshing smoothie recipes with carrots, cele...
01/04/2024

Smoothies are a perfect way to get kids to eat their veggies. Try out new refreshing smoothie recipes with carrots, celery and other fibrous greens that prevent plaque from building up on teeth and keep your gums healthy. You can add a little sweetness by including a few berries. Don't forget to brush!

Cheers to a New Year full of fresh starts and healthy habits! May your smiles shine brighter in 2024!
01/01/2024

Cheers to a New Year full of fresh starts and healthy habits! May your smiles shine brighter in 2024!

Front teeth are the stars of your smile, but they're also the most exposed and prone to injury. Keep them safe during sp...
12/28/2023

Front teeth are the stars of your smile, but they're also the most exposed and prone to injury. Keep them safe during sports and activities with a well-fitted mouthguard. Your child's smile will thank you!

Wishing you a season filled with warmth, joy, and smiles! Happy Holidays from all of us!
12/25/2023

Wishing you a season filled with warmth, joy, and smiles! Happy Holidays from all of us!

Carrots may make great noses for snowmen, but they're also a fantastic choice for your child's dental health! These crun...
12/21/2023

Carrots may make great noses for snowmen, but they're also a fantastic choice for your child's dental health! These crunchy veggies are not only delicious but also rich in vitamin A, which promotes healthy tooth enamel and gums. So, when your child munches on carrots, they're giving their smiles a natural boost!

Have you ever heard of Xylitol? You might have spotted it in your toothpaste or chewing gum! This amazing ingredient isn...
12/19/2023

Have you ever heard of Xylitol? You might have spotted it in your toothpaste or chewing gum! This amazing ingredient isn't just sweet; it also plays a crucial role in strengthening tooth enamel. So, when you opt for Xylitol-infused products, you're giving your smile a little extra TLC!

Here's a tip! A gentle touch goes a long way. Providing children with a soft-bristled toothbrush and emphasizing that br...
12/14/2023

Here's a tip! A gentle touch goes a long way. Providing children with a soft-bristled toothbrush and emphasizing that brushing harder isn't the solution is essential. In fact, aggressive brushing can gradually wear down precious tooth enamel over time. So, teach them to be kind to their smiles, and your child's future oral health will thank you for it!

Sugary beverages like soda, juice and sports drinks can lead to tooth decay and cavities. Encourage your child to drink ...
12/11/2023

Sugary beverages like soda, juice and sports drinks can lead to tooth decay and cavities. Encourage your child to drink plenty of water and limit their intake of sugary drinks to maintain good oral health. And don't forget to visit us regularly for check-ups and cleanings!

The age at which a baby gets their first tooth can vary widely. On average, the first tooth appears between 6 to 12 mont...
12/07/2023

The age at which a baby gets their first tooth can vary widely. On average, the first tooth appears between 6 to 12 months, but some babies might get their first tooth as early as 3 months (or even at birth!), while others may not see one until after their first birthday.

Address

19465 Deerfield Avenue, Ste 302
Lansdowne, VA
20176

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 8am - 5pm
Wednesday 8am - 5pm
Thursday 8am - 5pm
Friday 8am - 1pm

Telephone

+17037263030

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