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
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.
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.
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 […]
Anonymous
My hygienist was very friendly and professional.
Jose C.
Great practice!! Highly recommend both doctors!!
Krista S.
Dr Herrmann was thorough in examining my teeth, and took his time answering all my questions. Nicole did a great job cleaning my teeth, and provided lots of good tips on taking care of teeth. Teresa […]
Yanyang C.
Great practice! Love Nicole and Dr. Hermann. Cleanings and crowns have been great. Evelyn in the front is very helpful with insurance coverage.
Julie M.
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.
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.
super welcoming. text reminders for appointments make it easy to remember to show up! great job with any repairs I’ve required. I was able to call after chipping a tooth and they fit me in […]
Justine F.
On time and professional as I’ve come to expect!
Michael D.
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.
Appreciated the assertive attention to detail and professionalism by the doctor and dentist. I appreciate the business offices knowledge about my dental insurance and ability to find an appointment […]
William W.
Fabulous experience! The doctors, hygienists, and other staff members are all very helpful, thorough, and caring. The office is technically out of network for my insurance, but I’m willing to […]
Laura L.
I have been going to this practice for many years. Everyone on the staff always treats me as an individual, not as just another mouth to clean and check. I feel like the dental care is top-notch, as […]
Susan J.
Today i had my first appointment with Dr. Herrmann. I was very pleased with his mannerisms and empthy to my condition. He was very attentive and made me feel at ease. His assistant was Thea. She made […]
Carla C.
The cleaning was efficient. The recommendation to switch to Sonicare was appreciated.
Alvin P.
I was a little early and the tech was able to take me early. I always try to be on time or early and appreciate it when I can be taken early. She was very efficient and knowledgeable. I was in and […]
Anonymous
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 have been a patient for over 20 years and have only good things to say about Drs. Hermann & Desio. Professional, warm, friendly, generous, and skilled.
David N.
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Mon. – 7:30 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
Phone: (703) 988-6938
Fax: (703) 237-7489
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  • Monday 7:30 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
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