Pediatric Dentistry

Kids’ Dentistry In Short Pump, VA

Short Pump Dental is committed to providing complete dental care for everyone member of your family, including your tiniest members! Our dental office is located in Henrico, VA, but we’re proud to serve families in the surrounding communities including Richmond, Mechanicsville, and Goochland.

Preparing For Your Child’s First Dental Appointment

It may sound early, but we recommend bringing your child in for their first dental checkup before their first birthday, as children typically get their first teeth between six and nine months old. It is important to wipe your child's new teeth with a damp cloth after feedings and setting up a toothbrushing routine with your toddlers starting around age two.

Even though children lose their primary teeth, it is still important to take care of them, as they act as guides for their adult teeth! At your child's first appointment, our pediatric and family dentists will check for developmental problems as well as cavities and we will also teach you the hygiene techniques to help your little one keep their teeth clean. We want their first experience at the dentist to be friendly and comfortable so they will develop healthy habits.

Orthodontic Concerns

Orthodontics may seem like a concern for the teen years but in fact, many orthodontic issues become apparent by age 7. A pediatric dentist at Short Pump can determine if your child is developing a skewed bite. Interceptive orthodontic treatment can be used to adjust tooth positioning and jaw development. If caught early you may be able to avoid orthodontic treatment later on.

Sports and Teeth Safety

Our pediatric dentists at Short Pump Dental take sports safety very seriously. A custom made mouthguard can protect your child from a sports injury and the pain and future dental costs that come with it. A custom made mouthguard will provide protection and greater comfort than an off the shelf mouthguard can provide.

Contact Us Today To Schedule Your Child’s Dental Appointment!

Pediatric dentistry is all about setting your child up for a lifetime of good oral health and habits. At Short Pump Dental, we’re committed to treating the youngest members of your family with care and compassion, and teaching them that going to the dentist can be fun, not scary! Contact us today to make an appointment - we can’t wait to meet you.