Children's Dental Exams & Cleanings in Chevy Chase, MD

Building the Foundation for Lifelong Oral Health

At Metropolitan Pediatric Dentistry, our primary goal is to ensure the long-term oral health of our young patients. Regular exams and cleanings are crucial to providing the foundation for a lifetime of healthy smiles. Here’s what you can expect and why these visits are so important:

Why Regular Pediatric Dental Exams are Essential:

  • Early Detection: Regular exams allow us to catch potential dental issues early, often leading to simpler and less invasive treatments.
  • Preventive Care: We focus on preventing dental problems before they start, educating children and parents about effective oral hygiene practices.
  • Customized Dental Guidance: Each child receives personalized advice and care based on their unique dental needs and habits.

What Happens During a Pediatric Dental Exam?

  • Thorough Inspection: Our expert team will carefully examine your child’s teeth, gums, and mouth for any signs of dental issues.
  • Gentle Cleaning: Our dental hygienists gently clean your child’s teeth, removing plaque and tartar that can lead to cavities or gum disease.
  • Fluoride Treatment: We may recommend a fluoride treatment to strengthen the teeth and prevent decay.
  • Digital X-Rays: If necessary, we use low-radiation digital X-rays to get a detailed view of your child’s dental health.

Creating a Positive Experience:

We understand that a dental visit can be daunting for children. Our team goes above and beyond to create a fun, friendly, and stress-free environment. We believe that positive dental experiences in childhood lead to a lifetime of good oral health habits. 

Educating Young Patients and Parents:

Education is a cornerstone of our practice. We take the time to teach both children and parents about proper brushing and flossing techniques, the importance of a healthy diet, and how to maintain good oral hygiene at home. 

Care For Patients With Special Needs:

Our practice is equipped to provide comfortable and compassionate care to children with special needs, ensuring that every child receives the best possible dental care in a supportive environment. 

Schedule Your Child’s Exam and Cleaning Today:

Regular dental exams and cleanings are key to maintaining your child’s oral health.

At Metropolitan Pediatric Dentistry, we’re committed to providing the best pediatric dental care in a warm and welcoming setting.

Schedule your child’s appointment today and take the first step towards a lifetime of healthy smiles. 


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Meet Dr. Ricardo Perez

Board Certified Pediatric Dentist in Chevy Chase, MD

Dr. Ricardo A. Perez is a proud native of Colombia, a Bethesda resident, and one of Washingtonian Magazine’s Top Pediatric Dentists for 25 years. With over 35 years of experience in pediatric dentistry, Dr. Perez follows in the footsteps of his father and grandfather, offering a legacy of dental excellence. His passion for pediatric dentistry goes beyond the clinic, as he’s often found engaging in community activities and mission trips to help families within our neighborhood and beyond.

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Our Location

Metropolitan Pediatric Dentistry
Office Hours
Monday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed