The Best Pediatric Dentists in the DC Area

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Searching for the best pediatric dentists? Whether you’re looking to book your baby’s first appointment or in search of a new provider for your child, we’ve got you covered!

Oral hygiene and health is essential for children right from the start. When the baby’s first tooth pops out, or at least by age 1, schedule an appointment with a pediatric dentist. Learning to care for your children’s teeth is a whole new, important world for parents. Dentists and dental hygienists share how to properly brush (for the full two minutes) and floss (C shape), what to stay away from (like sticky foods), and overall proper oral health (like drinking plenty of water).

Here are the best pediatric dentists in DC, Maryland, and Virginia.

VK Pediatric Dentistry

Pro-tip: Use a rice-sized smear of toothpaste for younger kiddos who end up eating a lot of the toothpaste while brushing. Dispensing such a small amount can be a challenge, so when you get a new toothpaste, don’t remove the protective foil seal that’s under the cap and just poke a hole in it instead. It makes dispensing a small amount of toothpaste much easier!

Voted the Best Pediatric Dentist in Arlington, Northern Virginia, and DC by Arlington Magazine, Washingtonian, Washington Family and more!

VK Pediatric Dentistry has a conservative treatment philosophy that ensures children are receiving the highest standard of care possible. With Dr. Peter’s playful approach, even hesitant children can relax and accept dental care. VK Pediatric Dentistry takes pride in being able to create a kid-friendly, fun, and comfortable environment for children, regardless of their age or past dental experiences.

With a convenient location, free reserved parking, a modern approach, and an amazing team, VK Pediatric Dentistry sees children and provides routine care, cleanings, restorative treatment, nitrous sedation, and more. Serving families with children from infants and toddlers to teens in Arlington, McLean, Falls Church, Northern Virginia and DC!

Schedule today to learn why VK Pediatric Dentistry is your best choice for a pediatric dentist near Arlington, VA and DC.

Patient Ages: 0-18 years

5001 Lee Highway
Arlington VA 22207

Arlington Pediatric Dentistry

Pro-tip: Don’t feel like you always have to brush teeth in the bathroom, especially for the little ones. When they are young, lying them down on a couch or bed makes it much easier to get in their mouths, especially if you are making it fun and silly!

Arlington Pediatric Dentistry is a full service children’s dental office and one of the most established offices in the area.

Their goal is simple: make going to the dentist fun! They really want to foster a positive relationship with the dentist from early on so it becomes routine and not intimidating as they get older. The team understands that every child has their own unique needs and will tailor their care to fit your child, no matter if they are excited or anxious.

All of the doctors are board certified with the highest level of training and extremely qualified in handling all aspects of your child’s dental health. Check them out and see for yourself!

Patient Ages: 0-18 years

5500 Columbia Pike
Suite A
Arlington, VA 22204


Little Dental Studio

Little Dental Studio Badge Logo - Angela Austin

At Little Dental Studio, we’ve dedicated our practice to shaping the dental experience into a positive, fun adventure. Ever feel rushed, and treated like a number in a medical or dental setting? Yeah, so have we. Not fun. While this doesn’t serve adults or older children well, it is even worst for little children.

As an experienced expert in pediatric dentistry, Dr. Angela is excited to expand her service by limiting our practice to ages five and younger, and those with high dental anxiety. We’re grateful for this unique opportunity to mold their dental experiences into positive moments that’ll last a lifetime.

Patient Ages: Birth-5 years

6303 Little River Turnpike
Suite 345
Alexandria, VA 22312


Pro-tip: Modeling! Children trust what we do, way more than what we say, at times. If our kids see us brushing twice a day and enjoying it, flossing, choosing healthy options—they’re more apt to follow in our footsteps! As parents, we’ve got to practice what we preach in order to guide our kids to make healthy choices.

Children's Choice Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics

5 Ways Children’s Choice Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics can improve your love life…

  1. Age 1 dental visits have shown a 33% reduction in cavity risk. More money = more date nights (or laundry time)
  2. Fifty percent of children have a sleep disorder.We can help identify it. More sleep = more partner time (or laundry)
  3. Releasing a tongue tie can improve breastfeeding. More time = more cuddling (or laundry)
  4. Identifying habits may reduce orthodontic needs. More money = more delegation (like laundry)
  5. We offer a membership plan. More convenience = happier you (while doing laundry)

With our expert team, kids smile brighter, feed better, speak clearer and breathe freer. (Seriously, laundry can wait.)

Patient Ages: 0-16 years

2013 Bunker Hill Road NE
Washington, DC 20018


Pro-tip: Did you know there is a three sided toothbrush that can reduce brushing time? Yup! It’s called a surround brush and works from toddlers to teens. Contact us for more information.

The Best Pediatric Dentists in DC, Maryland, and Virginia

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