Potomac Pediatric Dentistry - Family Dentistry and Orthodontics

Preventive Dental Care

Our practice can provide a wide range of preventive dental care services for your children. Our flexibility in our services saves you time and keeps your total dental care within one practice. Our emphasis is on total preventive care for our patients. Total care begins with regular hygiene visits, regular check-ups and continued home oral health routines.

Preventive Dental Care Keeps Kids Mouth’s Happy!

We provide many preventative measures to keep your child’s teeth clean and healthy, including sealants and fluoride treatments. We also educate the parents in early detection of some common problems children may face, including thumb sucking, bruxism and baby bottle tooth decay.

Our primary goal for your children’s dental development is to achieve and maintain optimum oral health through advances in techniques, technologies and by maintaining their scheduled dental exams.

Tooth Decay Prevention

Tooth decay is a progressive disease resulting in the interaction of bacteria that naturally occur on the teeth and sugars in the everyday diet. Sugar causes a reaction in the bacteria, causing it to produce acids that break down the mineral in teeth, forming a cavity. Dentists remove the decay and fill the tooth using a variety of fillings, restoring the tooth to a healthy state. Nerve damage can result from severe decay and may require a crown (a crown is like a large filling that can cap a tooth, making it stronger or covering it). Avoiding unnecessary decay simply requires strict adherence to a dental hygiene regimen: brushing and flossing twice a day, regular dental check-ups, diet control and fluoride treatment. Practicing good hygiene avoids unhealthy teeth and costly treatment.


The grooves and depressions that form the chewing surfaces of the back teeth are extremely difficult (if not impossible) to clean of bacteria and food. As the bacteria reacts with the food, acids form and break down the tooth enamel, causing cavities. Recent studies indicate that 88 percent of total cavities in American school children are caused this way.

Tooth sealants protect these susceptible areas by sealing the grooves and depressions, preventing bacteria and food particles from residing in these areas. Sealant material is a resin typically applied to the back teeth, molars and premolars and areas prone to cavities. It lasts for several years but needs to be checked during regular appointments.


Fluoride is a substance that helps teeth become stronger and resistant to decay. Regularly drinking water treated with fluoride and brushing and flossing regularly ensures significantly lower cavities. Dentists can evaluate the level of fluoride in a primary drinking water source and recommend fluoride supplements (usually in tablets or drops), if necessary.

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Meet Our Pediatric Dentists

Potomac Pediatric Dentistry - Family Dentistry and Orthodontics

Dr. Hau Le

Board-Certified Pediatric Dentist

Potomac Pediatric Dentistry - Family Dentistry and Orthodontics

Dr. Jessica Holmes

Board-Certified Pediatric Dentist

Dumfries Dentist Dr Eva Swenson | Potomac Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Eva Swenson

Board-Certified Pediatric Dentist

Dumfries Kids Dentist Dr. Anna | Potomac Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Anna Bondalapati

Pediatric Dentist

Dr Erica Kyung

Dr. Erica Kyung

Pediatric Dentist

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