Dentistry For Children

Ronald W. Householder, DDS -  - General Dentist

Ronald W. Householder, DDS

General Dentist & Aesthetics Specialist located in Tazewell, VA

Did you know that 42% of children ages 2-11 have cavities? Enrolling your son or daughter in preventive dentistry can significantly lower their risk of gum disease and other, more serious problems. At Ronald W. Householder, DDS, PLLC in Tazewell, Virginia, Dr. Householder offers a full array of pediatric dentistry services. To request your appointment, call or use the online booking tool today.

Dentistry for Children Q & A

When should I schedule a dental appointment for my child?

Your child should visit the dentist by their first birthday or directly after their first tooth comes in, whichever comes first. Your baby’s first dentist appointment isn’t as much about cleaning and care as it is about introducing them to the importance of good oral hygiene. Exposing your child to the dentist at an early age can also ease fears and anxiety about dental visits in the future.

What pediatric dentistry services are available?

Dr. Householder offers a comprehensive suite of children’s dentistry services, including:

Preventive care

Regular cleanings and oral exams are an important step in preventing cavities and gum disease. Every child is different, but Dr. Householder typically recommends preventive screenings every six months. If your child has gum disease or cavities, more frequent cleanings may be necessary.

Orthodontic evaluations

Dr. Householder regularly performs orthodontic evaluations on tweens and teens who want straighter teeth. Following an oral exam, review of your child’s medical history, and consultation, he can refer you to a local orthodontist who can coordinate care.


Kids are just like adults in that they crack and chip their teeth. Dr. Householder provides restorative services for children including traditional crowns and sealants. He also offers NuSmile® pediatric crowns.

What are NuSmile crowns?

NuSmile crowns are cutting-edge appliances specifically designed for children’s teeth. NuSmile crowns are made of zirconia, which provides exceptional strength. In addition, NuSmile crowns typically last until your child’s permanent teeth start coming in.

Do you treat children with special needs?

Dr. Householder knows that visiting the dentist can be scary. He offers a friendly, welcoming environment for children of all ages and also has experience treating patients with special needs, including autism and Down syndrome. 

If your child has special needs, Dr. Householder can work with you to develop a treatment plan that eases your child’s fears, while providing access to the oral health care they desperately need.

To partner with a caring pediatric dentist, call the office of Ronald W. Householder, DDS, PLLC today, or use the online booking tool to request your appointment.