The start of Thanksgiving weekend means the holiday season is officially underway! Our staff at Island Children’s Dentistry wants to make sure our Island families take advantage of the many exciting holiday festivals and celebrations available throughout the area over the next few weeks. Below we’ve included links to some guides and resources designed to … More DC-Area Holiday Fun 2015!
We are so excited to announce that our very own Dr. Gema Island was named one of 2015’s Top Dentists in Northern Virginia Magazine’s November 2015 issue. Dr. Island was selected by her peers as a Top Pediatric Dentist. The publication praised Island Children’s Dentistry’s “cheerful, fun, and relaxing environment designed just for kids.” Northern Virginia Magazine … More Dr. Gema Island Named Top Pediatric Dentist!
Our annual Candy Buy Back program is back! Trade in cavity-causing candies for cash! We will pay our Island friends $1/pound of wrapped, uneaten candy. Once all of the candy has been collected, we’ll pack it up and send it to our troops (along with some extra toothbrushes, of course!) Stop by our office anytime this … More Halloween Candy Buy Back is Here!
For many children, thumb sucking or pacifier use is a normal, happy part of their development. (In fact, as some parents-to-be witness during prenatal ultrasounds, babies may begin sucking on their fingers or thumbs while still in the womb!) The act of sucking soothes young children, providing a sense of security and, in most cases, … More Thumb Sucking and Pacifier Use
As a pediatric dentistry practice, one of the questions we hear most frequently is “When should I take my child to the dentist for his/her first checkup?” According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, to help prevent dental problems, your child should see a pediatric dentist when the first tooth appears, or no later … More First Dental Visit by First Birthday