Have your kids ever heard of "sugar bugs"? They sound cute and sweet, but after having 5 cavities filled, we are REALLY trying to stay away from them in our house. To keep my son Brennan on track, I recently took him to the new Fairfax pediatric dentistry office that opened across from GMU in University Mall to meet Dr. Eric and the staff at Dentistry for Children.
If your kids are uncomfortable in heading to the dentist, I bet they'd change their mind if you brought them in for a tour. I was thinking -- I take B to a pediatrician that specializes in children, so why haven't I been taking him to a pediatric dentist? I'm telling you that you wouldn't have even know that you were in a dentist's office when you walk through the doors. Aside from the staff being super friendly and welcoming (Dr. Eric's smile alone will keep you coming back!), the amenities geared towards the children are like I've never seen in a dental office.
There are flat screen TVs mounted on the walls, a custom built play house with fluffy chairs, and even an arcade with old school games like Ms. Pac Man! In the back, the rooms are painted with scenes of local monuments and tourist spots. The waiting room even has a Keurig for mom and dad.
When you and your child are taken back for your treatment, the coolest thing is that each child's chair has a flat screen TV mounted on the ceiling above it. There's even a nail bar for little ones to get their nails painted after they leave. And of course, there is an abundant amount of "treasure" in their treasure chest.
Dentistry for Children now has two offices in Northern Virginia -- one in Fairfax at University Mall, and the other is in Herndon near Worldgate. If you need a great online resource, their website offers a wealth of knowledge for parents too -- check out the "parents corner" for all FAQs about your child's dental care.
You can check out my photo tour below -- or find more information about their office and services by visiting www.dentistry4childrenva.com or follow on their Facebook page.
Hi! my name is Andrea and I'm a not-so-average Northern Virginia blogger, mom, and transplant from the Midwest. I host Girls Night Out events, meet ups, and write about events and my adventures in the DC area. I love to travel, brunch, and drink wine with my neighbors! I'm known to live on the wild side and order Venti iced double shots at 5pm.
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