Central Virginia Pediatric Dentists
The dental care your child deserves
care for a healthier future
At our pediatric dental offices, we center the experience around children and what is best for the development of their oral health. Our staff will not only ensure your child is healthy, but that their long-term oral health is on the right track.
Convenient Routine Appointments
With appointments that start on time and a helpful welcoming staff, pediatric appointments have never been more convenient.
Sedation options and pediatric-centric offices ensure your child feels comfortable and content throughout their appointment.
Insurance & Financing Options
We accept most major insurance plans as well as many regional plans. For those without insurance, take advantage of our in-house discount plan.
Care for all ages and needs
We’re proud to offer care for children who may struggle with cognitive, developmental, sensory, mental, or physical impairment. Our staff has experience working with children with special needs and will make sure their appointment is comfortable and empowering.
Pediatric dentistry at Commonwealth Dentistry
Prophylaxis (Teeth Cleaning)
A prophylaxis dental appointment offers preventive treatment to thoroughly clean the teeth. This routine preventive treatment is an important part of maintaining a healthy mouth and gums and a happy smile.
Invisalign® creates beautifully straight teeth using a series of removable, clear, and comfortable aligners – hardly noticeable to friends, family, and coworkers. With the flexibility to remove them, you can eat and drink freely during treatment.
Standard Braces (Clear and Metal)
Orthodontic treatment involving traditional braces, available in clear or metal, is suitable for both children and adults. This approach offers a comprehensive solution to address complex issues ranging from crooked teeth to jaw and bite concerns.
Special Needs Dentistry
We pride ourselves on offering dental care to families and individuals who may struggle with cognitive, developmental, sensory, mental, or physical impairment. Care starts even before appointments, when special needs dentists talk with caregivers and parents about what the patient’s best course of treatment is, and how procedures and appointments can be designed to prevent anxiety triggers. We offer a full slate of dental services that focus on providing families who struggle with these limitations in a calm, serene environment.
To ensure your family’s comfort during treatment, we provide personalized sedation options, including nitrous oxide (laughing gas), dental anesthesia, and IV sedation.
Pediatric dentistry can help your child…
Maintain your oral health
Develop a healthy smile
Fix any oral health issues
Learn the importance of oral health
Pediatric dentistry FAQs
When will my child's first teeth come in?
The two front lower incisors are usually the first teeth to come in, and this generally happens when a child is around 6 to 10 months old.
When should my child first see a dentist?
The American Dental Association recommends that a child has their first dental exam either once their first tooth has come in or by the time they are one year old. While that may seem early to bring your child to the dentist, it ensures that they are getting a head start on a life of great oral health.
How often does my child need to see the dentist?
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that children see the dentist at least twice a year. This is also the recommendation for adults. With regular dental visits, our children's dentists can help your child avoid cavities, dental pain, and future oral health issues.
How can I teach good oral hygiene habits to my child?
Teaching good oral hygiene to your child involves starting early, using age-appropriate toothbrushes, setting a routine, and leading by example. Make brushing fun with timers or music, offer praise, and teach proper brushing techniques. Introduce flossing when teeth touch. Encourage a balanced diet with limited sugary snacks and drinks. Schedule regular dental check-ups from age 1 onwards for professional guidance. Patience is key as your child develops consistent oral hygiene habits.
Dr. Danielle Miller
Dr. Miller grew up in a small town in North Carolina. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology from High Point University in High Point, North Carolina. After completing her undergraduate studies, she attended Virginia Commonwealth University’s dental school where she received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. Directly after obtaining her dental degree, she pursued her certificate in pediatric dentistry from the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. Go Gators! Dr. Miller recently became a board-certified pediatric dentist and is a diplomate for the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. She is also a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, and Virginia Dental Association. In her free time, she likes going for runs and trying new restaurants, as well as spending time with her fiancée and cat. Dr. Miller is looking forward to working at Commonwealth in order to brighten smiles all over the Richmond area!
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Finally, the dental experience you deserve. Appointments at Commonwealth Dentistry are convenient, efficient, and provide you with the personal attention you deserve.
What to expect at your first appointment:
- Meet with your hygienist for a comprehensive exam and X-rays
- Full professional dental cleaning and polish for most patients
- We’ll investigate for periodontal disease or any other underlying issues
- Create a personalized care plan and answer your questions
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