One day I noticed some suspicious spots on my daughter’s teeth. I was fearing they were cavities and I knew I had to take her to the dentist. I’ve had bad experiences with dentists in the past and the only dentist I knew and trusted was back in my home country of Costa Rica.
My daughter had gone there a few times but I knew I had to find a dentist in DC since this is where we live. Those possible cavities prompted me to ask my trusted friends where they take their kids. Several of them recommended Dr. Mark McClure at NIHA (National Integrated Health Associates).
I booked an appointment and hoped for the best. During the appointment we discovered my kid had indeed cavities and we would have to book 3 appointments in order to remove them. I’m not going to lie, I was scared. She was about to turn 4 and understood what we were doing but I have always heard horror stories of dentists and kids.
I asked the Dr. McClure about the procedure because I didn’t want her to go under anesthesia. He confirmed they wouldn’t treat her cavities this way and so we booked the 3 appointments.
I want to tell you all about our experience with Dr. McClure because I know taking kids to a dentist is a big fear for most parents. Plus it was really hard to find information on the right dentist for us in the DC area so I figured other parents would find this useful.
I absolutely love this practice and now my entire family goes there. Keep on reading to find out what to expect and why you should go there, especially if you have kids….