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 […]
Matthew S.
Nikki, the hygienist, was great and accommodating. Pleasure to see Dr. Hermann again. I wish him a happy retirement. I’ve been seeing him since I was 7. I’m 31 now. Fantastic office and staff.
John A.
From the time I connect with their team. They were fantastic. Thorough and get follow through. Team was professional and hospitable. Dr. Hermann has a good sense of humor and love baseball. They […]
Allan N.
Very friendly. As enjoyable as a trip to the dentist can be. Nicole is awesome
Robert C.
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.
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.
I am a new patient at Hermann and Desio Dental and as embarassing it is to say this, I haven’t had dental work done in a long time. The whole staff was very friendly and made me feel […]
Soojin 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.
From the time I connected with their team. They were fantastic. Thorough and get follow through. Team was professional and hospitable. Dr. Hermann has a good sense of humor and love baseball. They […]
Allan N.
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’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.
The staff is friendly and personable which makes the experience comfortable.
Rosalind J.
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.
All the employees were very friendly and got me in and out in a very timely manner.
Javier C.
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.
It’s always a pleasure to see Dr. Desio, who does excellent work and is very concerned about the patient’s comfort.
Van E.
Have been coming here for years and they have always been so friendly. Perfect for families and for an overall wonderful experience.
Melanie N.
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 […]
Anonymous
Excellent, as always. They fit me in the same day I called, about a crown coming loose. Had me fixed up & on my way in less than half an hour.
Anonymous
Two weeks ago, Dr. Herrmann extracted two of my wisdom teeth. I got to say, I was very nervous about the whole process, but Dr. Herrmann and his assistant Thea, made it better for me. The next day, I […]
Teresa Z.
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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
Phone: (703) 988-6938
Fax: (703) 237-7489
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  • Thursday 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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