Herrmann & Desio Family Dentistry
510 N. Washington St, Suite 301, Falls Church, VA 22046

Pediatric Dentistry in Falls Church, VA

We love kids at Herrmann & Desio Family Dentistry! Our doctors and dental team highly value dental care for young children. Our job is to make sure that you have all the latest information that will help your child have a healthy mouth. We are also committed to monitoring the growth and development of your child’s teeth, bite, jaws, and face. Our role includes prescribing preventive measures such as fluoride and sealants, to help stop cavities before they start. We will individualize these preventive treatments to meet your child’s specific needs. Our highest priority, however, is to treat your child in such a way that he or she becomes a good dental patient for life. At Herrmann & Desio Family Dentistry, we will do everything possible to provide appropriate treatment while at the same time making your child think that coming to the dentist is a fun thing to do!

When Should My Child Come To The Dentist?

The American Dental Association recommends a visit to the dentist by the child’s first birthday. This appointment is mainly so that parents can have their questions answered and make sure they have the most up-to-date information about caring for their child’s mouth. If your child is older and has not yet been to the dentist, please do not stress out! Come on in to Herrmann & Desio Family Dentistry and we promise that there will be no lectures.

Your Child’s Dental Visit:

A visit for a young child usually goes something like this: First we will discuss any questions or concerns you might have. Then we will play with your child for a few minutes. We try to do this in a non-clinical area of the office. We let your child pick out a toothbrush and show us how they brush. To examine the teeth, gum, bite, and development of a very young child we will use the “knee to knee” position with the child in the parent’s lap. Depending on how much fun the child is having, we may do some cleaning and/or apply fluoride to the teeth. However, if there is a choice between performing a procedure and making sure your child’s visit is as enjoyable as possible, we will always tend toward the later.

Your Responsibility:

You can have a major impact on your child’s dental health by observing the following:

  • Prepare your child for his or her appointment in a simple manner. Say, “We are going to the dentist today. He will count your teeth and give you a new toothbrush.” Avoid a lot of pre-appointment “hype” and never, ever, say “It won’t hurt.”
  • Bring your child to his or her appointment on time. Traffic is getting terrible here!
  • Have your child brush twice each day. Use a tiny amount of fluoride toothpaste.
  • After your child’s turn at brushing, an adult must have a turn.
  • Limit the time that sugar is in contact with your child’s teeth.
  • If your child takes a bottle, make sure to clean his or her teeth between the last bottle and bedtime.
  • Go to MouthHealthy.org to learn more and for some cool videos for kids.
Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
I highly recommend Herrmann & Desio Family Dentistry. Nicole has been my hygienist for several years, and she is fantastic! She’s very thorough, careful, and most of all friendly and so easy […]
Matthew S.
Most would agree that going to the dentist is the worst but at Dr. Herrmann & Desio it was a pleasure. From the friendly front desk staff to the excellent hygienist Niki, who left my teeth super […]
Rosana S.
I’ve been a patient of Dr. Desio and his associates for the past ten years. They offer great customer service, dental care and the most up to date technology and procedures. I’ve just had my […]
Garrett K.
I am a new client, previous dentist retired so I was looking for some local to Falls Church City. Dr. Herrmann and staff provided a welcoming environment and were very professional and honest. After […]
Donald M.
Dr Herrmann is a very good and kind doctor . His office is a wonderful place for those who dread the dentist . Friendly people and bright pretty office. I have taken my son here also and referred […]
Debra B.
Drs. Hermann and Desio and experienced professionals who provide top quality patient treatment and ongoing support. Their staff is friendly, capable and efficient, able to put patients at ease and to […]
David N.
I was late and still taken care of promptly and professionally. I’ve had many root canals in my life. This was probably the most comfortable one.
Kathryn P.
I’ve been coming to see Drs. Hermann and Desio for over 20 years. I continue to make the trip from out of town twice each year, because I know a good thing, when I’ve found it! The entire staff […]
Anonymous
Staff is very friendly and professional. I know my teeth are well taken care of by my dental hygienist and Dr. Herrmann.
Shirley B.
Great service and excellent care.
Akeem F.
Very satisfied with my visit and the staff
Ryan S.
As always, Dr Herrmann and his team (especially Theresa) were on time, informative, and gentle — which is amazing, considering there were two new crowns to install and two sets of impressions to […]
Margaret I.
Wonderful experience. Now i can smile like I want just because of dr Herman . Amazing and friendly staff . Wonderful service. I will recommend everyone to come here .❤️
Savita S.
I’ve been a patient of Dr. Herrmann since the beginning of his dental practice in Falls Church, over twenty years! He handles dental procedures some dentists will not do. I know of no dentist more […]
Robert H.
To go to the dentist here is easy and frankly, fun! I am so relaxed in the care of Donna Maffeo and Dr. Herrmann that I typically take a nap while I’m being worked on. These folks are THAT good and […]
Anonymous
Top notch professional care and very comfortable friendly staff!
Michael B.
Very good.
Andrew P.
Very friendly staff that made everything super easy. I did not have to wait at all and I was in and out quickly. I strongly recommend coming here.
Marc J.
I highly recommend Dr. Hermann and his team. Very professional and warm service. Nicole does a fabulous job as well!
Dominic M.
No one does it better. The offices are welcoming, the staff are extraordinary, and the treatments are as comfortable as possible. Cleanings are a breeze and take place in an environment that feels […]
Scott M.
Office Hours
Mon. – 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue. – 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed. – 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thu. – 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri. – 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sat. – Closed
Sun. – Closed
Phone: (703) 988-6938
Fax: (703) 237-7489
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Office Hours
  • Monday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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