Healthy Smiles Start Here

It’s important to care for your child’s smile from day one, and Ivy City Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics is here to help with our pediatric dental services.

Our Services

Children have unique dental needs, and Dr. JC and his team have the experience to meet them. From the first tooth to general check-ups and braces, you’ll find everything your kiddo needs for a lifetime of smiles in our Washington, DC, office, including:

  • Regular exams & cleanings
  • Fluoride treatment
  • Sealants
  • Fillings
  • Crowns
  • Extractions
  • Mouth guards
  • Hospital dentistry
  • Special needs dentistry
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Regular Exams & Cleanings

Regular dental exams and cleanings are the foundation of good oral health. During your visit, Dr. JC will examine your child's mouth to identify issues and provide early treatment.

Professional cleanings remove plaque and tartar buildup, preventing gum disease and tooth decay. Regular exams and cleanings help maintain healthy smiles and stop dental problems before they start.

Fluoride Treatment

Fluoride treatments are a quick and easy way to strengthen your child's teeth and prevent decay. We'll use a small brush to apply a concentrated fluoride solution to your child's teeth. The process is quick and easy and doesn't hurt a bit.


Dental sealants are protection for the back teeth. These teeth have deep grooves that can trap food and bacteria, which can lead to cavities. Sealants protect against this by covering the surface of the teeth.

Using sealants can help prevent cavities in your child's baby teeth and keep their permanent teeth healthy when they come in.


When your kid has a cavity or tooth decay, Dr. JC can fix it with tooth-colored fillings. These fillings blend in with their teeth and look more natural than silver fillings.

Fillings not only fix the damage but also strengthen the tooth and help your child eat and talk normally.

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Dental crowns are custom-made restorations that cover the entire surface of a damaged tooth. They provide protection and strength for your child's smile.

Dr. JC recommends crowns for teeth with extensive decay, fractures, or after root canal treatment. Crowns restore structural integrity, enhance appearance, and give your child lasting dental health.


Sometimes tooth extraction is the best way to preserve oral health. It sounds scary, but you can feel confident in Dr. JC's care and expertise. Whether it's a decayed tooth, a problematic wisdom tooth, or dental trauma, we focus on your child's comfort throughout the process.

Tooth extraction can ease pain, prevent infection, and pave the way for a healthier smile. Our Ivy City team will discuss tooth replacement options to restore the look and functionality of your child's smile.

Mouth Guards

Mouth guards are custom-fit appliances that protect the teeth and jaw from damage. Sports mouth guards prevent dental injuries while playing contact sports, keeping your child's teeth safe from trauma.

Nightguards provide cushioning and prevent tooth grinding, reducing the risk of tooth damage and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders. Using mouth guards can maintain your child's oral health and preserve their natural teeth.

Hospital Dentistry

In some cases, patients may need dental care in a hospital setting due to medical conditions or special needs. Dr. JC provides safe and comfortable dental treatment under general anesthesia.

Hospital dentistry allows for comprehensive care, especially if you're anxious about treatment in an office. We prioritize your child's comfort and safety to give them a positive dental experience and help them feel at ease.

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Special Needs Dentistry

Our office in Washington, DC, gives special dental care to kids who need it. Dr. JC and our kind team know how to provide gentle and patient-centered dental services.

We ensure that kids with disabilities feel comfortable and supported. Our goal is to help everyone get the dental care they need to stay healthy.

Help Your Child Smile for Life

Are you ready to take the first step on your child’s dental journey? Our team would love to meet you! Contact our Washington, DC, office to schedule an appointment with Dr. JC. Let’s keep your kiddo smiling for life!