At Capitol Hill Pediatric Dentistry, we strongly believe in caring for your child in a comfortable, safe, and friendly environment. You will find our team to be welcoming and knowledgeable. We will personalize our care to meet your childs individual needs. We are proud to serve the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, DC.
Your child will receive individualized care based on his or her needs. At Capitol Hill Pediatric Dentistry, we strive to provide ample time to meet with you to discuss your childs oral health. Should you have any questions or concerns during your childs examination, please let us know. We are happy to work with you to provide your child with the best possible care.
When our team feels that a particular treatment or therapy is needed for your child, we will discuss it with you first. You will always be a part of the decision-making process regarding your childs care.
Dr. Sy Majidi loves helping children have a healthy smile. Your child is in good hands with Dr. Majidis extensive education background. A graduate of the University of Maryland, Dr. Majidi furthered his studies at Jacobi Medical Center and St. Barnabas Hospital in New York City. For more than 10 years, Dr. Majidi has been treating children at Holy Cross Hospital, Childrens National Medical Center & maintains admitting privileges at Medstar Georgetown University Hospital.
Dr. Reeya is thrilled to be joining the Capitol Hill Pediatric Dentistry team and is committed to providing compassionate and quality care to each of her patients in a fun, safe, and engaging environment. Originally from Upstate New York, she is a graduate of The George Washington University and The University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine, where she was awarded the Predoctoral Certificate of Merit from the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.
Following graduation, Dr. Reeya completed her specialty training in Pediatric Dentistry at Childrens National Hospital in Washington, D.C. She brings with her an extensive background from the hospital setting including treating children and adolescents with special healthcare needs, and medical and craniofacial complexities.
Dr. De Vito is originally from New York and completed her undergraduate education at the University of San Diego. She then earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and her Master of Public Health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She has worked in pediatric dentistry in the DC area since 2014 and established herself at part of the team at Capitol Hill Pediatric Dentistry in 2020. Dr. De Vito lives with her husband and son in Navy Yard and loves soccer, tennis, piano, and video games.
Teething is a natural occurrence that is necessary for the growth of your child. Although it can be difficult to handle, our pediatric dentist in 20003 has information designed to help you to prepare for this stage in your childs life.
There is a lot of misinformation out there about teething, so it is important to understand what exactly to expect. Knowing the correct symptoms will help you to know when you must contact a dentist or doctor for your child.
Abnormal symptoms would be if your baby has a fever, rash, diarrhea, severe gum swelling, redness, or bleeding. If your baby has any of these symptoms, call your doctor immediately to make sure it is not an indication of a larger problem.
Teething TreatmentIf your baby is experiencing sore or inflamed gums, it can be quite difficult to calm them down. A solution to soothe their mouth would be trying a chilled pacifier or teething ring. You can also try massaging their gums gently with a clean finger or dampened piece of gauze.
For the safety of your child, do not use topical pain relievers or homeopathic teething gels and tablets. These forms of relief have not been evaluated or approved by the FDA, which means they might be dangerous for young children.
Dental care is needed as soon as your baby develops their first tooth. When that first tooth emerges you should gently wipe your babys gums with a dampened cloth at least twice a day. Also, once your child develops two teeth that touch, you should begin using floss or an interdental brush daily.