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
Dr. Herrmann and his staff are beyond wonderful. I am so fortunate to have such a caring and knowledgeable dentist. They are prompt, careful, able to handle major dental problems and they keep me at […]
Janett C.
I’ve been going here since I graduated from pharmacy school in 2012. Dr. Desio and his staff are kind, caring and extremely professional. I recommend his practice without my highest & fullest […]
Loan C.
Staff is very friendly and professional. I know my teeth are well taken care of by my dental hygienist and Dr. Herrmann.
Shirley B.
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
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.
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.
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.
Highly recommend this practice. Dr. Herrmann and Desio are wonderful. I love seeing my hygienist Nikki!!!
Brian L.
Love this dental group! Nicole is the best! Easy parking and affordable prices!
Donna B.
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.
My wife and I have been coming to Dr. Herrmann since we moved to the area four years ago. We always have a great experience and have never have to sit in the waiting room. Nicole is wonderful […]
Jacob P.
Went straight in. Everything done to make me comfortable. Everyone giving smiles and a very pleasant, happy atmosphere.
Dorothea C.
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.
I’ve been a patient of Drs. Herrmann and Desio for over 20 years. They are both caring and gentle professionals, and their office staff is top notch. In my late 50s I decided to try Invisilign. […]
Honora D.
No wait. No pain. No complaints. Pleasant staff.
Richard U.
Great service! Appointment reminders via text message. Wouldn’t go anywhere else:
MLB T.
This practice is great from the front desk, to the hygienists, to the Drs. They are as good at listening as they are at explaining things while being professional and kind
Alyson 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.
Nicole is hilarious! Great experience!
Matthew B.
Very professional treatment done with care . The technician was informative at each step, and answered several of my questions concerning gumbo irritation.
James S.
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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