Multi speciality offices specializing in Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics
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About Kakar Dental Group
Dr. Sonu Kakar, founder of our group, attended the University of Virginia and earned his undergraduate degree in Chemistry in 1997. He received his Dental Degree from the School of Dentistry at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond. Following dental school, Dr. Kakar completed a Pediatric Dental Training program at the Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia. His training involved treating pediatric patients under Nitrous Sedation, Conscious Sedation, and General Anesthesia in the hospital operating room. Dr. Kakar performs treatment under General Anesthesia at the Prince William Hospital in Manassas, Virginia and at our Tysons location.
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When should my child first see a dentist?
“First visit by first birthday” sums it up. Your child should visit a Pediatric dentist when the first tooth comes in, usually between six and twelve months of age. Early examination and preventive care will protect your child’s smile now and in the future.
Why so early? What dental problems could a baby have?
The most important reason is to begin a thorough prevention program. Dental problems can begin early. A big concern is Early Childhood Caries (also known as baby bottle tooth decay or nursing caries). Your child risks severe decay from using a bottle during naps or at night or when they nurse continuously from the breast. The earlier the dental visit, the better the chance of preventing dental problems. Children with healthy teeth chew food easily, learn to speak clearly, and smile with confidence. Start your child now on a lifetime of good dental habits.
How can I prevent tooth decay from a bottle or nursing?
Encourage your child to drink from a cup as they approach their first birthday. Children should not fall asleep with a bottle. Night time breast-feeding should be avoided after the first primary (baby) tooth begins to erupt. Drinking juice from a bottle should be avoided. When juice is offered, it should be in a cup.