Drs. Kramer and Bunin, along with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, recommend that children visit the dentist by their first birthday. It is vital that your child’s newly erupted teeth (which emerge at six to 12 months of age) receive proper dental care and benefit from proper oral hygiene habits right from the beginning.
Making Kids Smile in Burke, VA!
Drs. Kramer and Bunin and our team enjoy the energy and excitement that children bring to our office as we help them develop good dental habits that will last a lifetime. We love creating the most positive comfortable experience, one that is fun and full of laughter each time they come to see us, to set a great foundation for future enjoyable dental visits.
With a combined 40+ years of experience, our pediatric dentists have built a solid reputation in the Burke, VA community for the quality of care they provide. Dr. Kramer has been recognized as a Top Pediatric Dentist in Washingtonian Magazine, Northern Virginia Magazine, Virgina Living Magazine, Checkbook Outstanding Dental Specialist, and he is an Angie’s List Top Provider. Dr. Bunin was recognized by the Virginia Dental Association as a Top Dentist under 40 years old.
Parents trust that we are honest and ethical practitioners who will provide top-quality care for their children, as if they were our own.
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Why Choose a Pediatric Dentist?
A pediatric dentist goes through two years of additional training to understand and specialize in the care of your child’s teeth. Dr. Kramer and Dr. Bunin are board-certified Diplomates of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, which is the top honor that pediatric dentists can receive.
They will examine your child’s dentition and advise you on your son or daughter’s oral hygiene habits, nutrition, and occlusion (bite). By making regular dental visits and checkups, you are instilling in your child the excellent dental hygiene habits that should keep him or her cavity-free.
A pediatric dentist is skilled in working with young children, pre-teens, and teenagers to deal with their dental growth and development and help them avoid future dental problems. Dr. Kramer and Dr. Bunin have additional training that qualifies them to assist children with special needs.
Drs. Kramer and Bunin specialize in all treatments for children, including:
- Dental examinations
- Early dental care for your baby
- Teeth cleanings
- Fluoride treatments
- Dental emergency care
- Tooth-colored fillings
- Stainless steel crowns
- Space maintainers
- Nitrous oxide
- Oral sedation
- Teeth whitening
Making Dentistry Fun!
We are the BEST at creating a fun and pleasurable experience at the dentist. Children feel safe and secure with us treating their teeth and know that we are here to help them. They look forward to receiving stickers, prizes, and balloons at the visits, and telling us about what is going on in their lives.
We take special time to connect with patients and learn about their interests to make each appointment exciting and rewarding.
Our Burke, VA pediatric dental office also creates a fun and pleasant environment for children of all ages. We have a built-in playground in the reception area for children to cook, play with a Lego building table, read a story in the mini library, or cuddle up with stuffed animals and watch a movie. We also have an Xbox video game system as well as a video arcade in the back, with hundreds of games to choose from.
Learn About Your Child’s Teeth
Your child’s primary, or “baby,” teeth will begin to erupt between the ages of six to 12 months, and will continue to appear until about age three. During this time, your little one’s gums may feel tender and sore. To help alleviate this discomfort, we recommend that you soothe the gums by rubbing a clean finger or a cool, wet cloth across them. You may also choose to make use of a teething ring.
Your child’s primary teeth are shed at various times throughout childhood. The permanent teeth begin emerging at age six, and continue until age 21. Adults have 28 permanent teeth; 32, including wisdom teeth.
- Know Your Teeth:
Age: 6-10 months
Primary lower central incisors erupt.
Age: 8-12 months
Primary upper central incisors erupt.
Age: 9-16 months
Primary upper and lower lateral incisors erupt.
Age: 13-19 months
First molars erupt. The upper molars generally erupt before the lower molars. Average age of shed: 9-11 years.
Age: 16-23 months
Canines erupt. The upper canines generally erupt before the lower canines. Average age of shed: 9-12 years.
Age: 23-33 months
Second molars erupt. Generally the lower molars erupt first, followed by the upper molars. Average age of shed: 10-12 years.
Age: 6-7 years
The primary upper and lower central incisors are shed, and the permanent upper and lower first molars and lower central incisors erupt.
Age: 7-8 years
The primary upper and lower lateral incisors are shed, and the permanent upper central incisors and lower lateral incisors erupt.
Age: 8-9 years
The permanent upper lateral incisors erupt and the primary upper first molars are shed.
Age: 9-10 years
The primary upper and lower canines and the lower first molars are shed, and the permanent lower canines erupt.
Age: 10-12 years
The primary upper and lower second molars are shed, and the permanent upper canines erupt, as well as upper and lower first and second premolars.
Age: 11-13 years
The permanent upper and lower second molars erupt.
Age: 17-21 years
The upper and lower third molars (or wisdom teeth) erupt.