Promoting Fun and Healthy Smiles for Fun and Active Lifestyles
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Sporting Smiles is a pediatric dentistry and family orthodontic practice that uses state-of-the-art technology to promote healthy smiles for fun and active lifestyles. We work to help patients and families achieve and maintain the highest levels of dental health through our total body wellness approach to dentistry.
Our dentists are board certified and board eligible specialists who are experts at providing pediatric and orthodontic care for infants, children, and adolescents. We are also adept at providing services to patients of all ages who have special or behavioral needs. We are trained to ensure that your child’s dental visit is safe and comfortable. We hope to be part of the total wellness team that takes care of your family.
Our treatment approach is conservative. In our opinion, disease prevention is the key to promoting healthy smiles. We use dental education to give all of our patients the tools that they need to enjoy healthy teeth for the rest of their life.
Pediatric Dentistry in Gainesville, VA
What’s the difference between pediatric dentists and other dentists? Pediatric dentists complete 2 to 3 years of additional special training after the first required four years of dental school. This prepares them to treat a wide variety of children’s dental problems. They are also qualified to care for patients with medical, physical, or mental disabilities.
Like pediatricians, pediatric dentists specialize in the dental health needs of children. We aim to establish healthy habits early. That’s why we help our patients make smart dietary choices and teach them how to protect their teeth while playing sports or engaging in other recreational activities. These are the tools that your children need to maintain lifelong healthy smiles.
We are available 24/7 for dental emergencies. Call us if you need us!
Orthodontic Dentistry in Gainesville, VA
Orthodontists are dentists that guide facial development (dento-facial orthopedics) and monitor tooth movement (orthodontics). They complete four years of dental school and then complete an additional two to three years of training in an ADA-approved orthodontic training program.
Many patients come to orthodontists because they want to approve the appearance of their smile. But there are many debilitating problems that come along with crowded teeth and misaligned jaws.
For example, crowded teeth are harder to clean. That means that they’re at risk of being lost early thanks to decay or periodontal disease, and this isn’t the patient’s fault. In addition, the extra stress on the muscles that we use to chew can cause headaches, TMJ, or neck, shoulder, and back pain. Speech defects are another common complaint of people with crowded teeth or misaligned jaws. Patients who have a past history of dental trauma or who engage in habits like grinding or clenching should give us a call for an evaluation. We’re ready to help.
At Sporting Smiles, we gladly accept children AND adults as orthodontic patients.
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About Dr. Natasha Khurana
Dr. Khurana is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. She earned her dental degree from the University of Maryland and attended New York University’s College of Dentistry for her specialty training. She continues to collaborate with other dental and medical specialists, including occupational and speech therapists, to ensure that every patient receives the best comprehensive care possible.
After receiving her Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry, Dr. Khurana spent several years providing care to underserved children in New Orleans, Louisiana. She even took her passion for helping children in need overseas to India and countries in West and South Africa! Her experiences here and abroad shaped Dr. Khurana’s approach to patient focused care, where a patient’s needs, preferences, and beliefs are respected at all times.
Raised in the DC Metropolitan area, Dr. Khurana takes immense pride in serving the children of Northern Virginia.
About Dr. Philip Vahab
Dr. Philip Vahab will tell you that he loves being an orthodontist. The best part of his job is utilizing the latest technology to give kids, teens and adults gorgeous new smiles.
Dr. Vahab obtained his dental degree at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. In order to limit his practice to the specialty of orthodontics, he then completed a three year residency at the University of Maryland where he met Dr. Khurana for the first time! In conjunction with his orthodontic residency, Dr. Vahab obtained a Masters of Science in Oral Biology.
In today’s world, where the doctor-patient relationship has become increasingly rushed, Dr. Vahab has made it a personal goal to give all of his patients his undivided attention at each appointment. To ensure that all of his patients feel taken care of, Dr. Vahab is committed to being available to answer patient questions by e-mail, text or phone, evenings, nights and weekends.
Dr. Vahab resides in the DC Metropolitan area and has been faithfully serving the families of Northern Virginia for several years!