We offer pediatric dentistry that is tailored to your child’s needs and personality. We know that children get nervous about coming to the dentist, so our team is friendly and gentle, and we all use kid-friendly language to help children feel knowledgeable about their teeth and smiles. We want your child’s visits to be comfortable, effective, educational, and fun because good dental experiences early in childhood lead to a lifetime of healthy and happy smiles.
Your Child’s First Visit
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that children visit the dentist when their first tooth erupts or by age 1. Routine visits with our dentists in West Columbia help your child form proper brushing and flossing techniques, which lead to beautiful and confident smiles.
At your child’s first visit, we’ll walk you and your child through the office; let your child see, and even touch, some of the equipment we use; and address any concerns or questions you have. We take our time with your child very seriously because we understand the importance of a healthy and confident smile for children and young adults.
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Pediatric Dental Services
Kids have their own needs when it comes to their oral health. Children’s dentistry involves providing positive experiences that help younger patients feel comfortable in the dental chair and educate them on the importance of a healthy smile. Drs. Smith and Johannes enjoy working with kids to get them excited about their smiles, and providing them with the foundation for a lifetime of good dental health.
Pediatric Exams & Cleanings
Throughout your child’s check-up, our team of professionals helps your child become familiar with our equipment and uses kid-friendly language to keep your child involved. We want your child to have a positive dental experience to encourage great oral health habits later in life, so we do all we can to help your child — and you — feel at ease with us.
We invite and encourage you to join your child in the treatment room to help him or her feel comfortable. Our dentists will walk you both through our findings and recommendations for at-home dental care.
It’s so easy for food particles to get caught on the chewing surfaces of back teeth, eventually causing decay. We place dental sealants on pre-molars and molars to fill in the grooves and protect your child’s teeth for years to come.
We use fluoride rinses after cleanings to fight off decay and strengthen the tooth enamel. We also encourage you to use a fluoride toothpaste at home to provide your child’s teeth with even more protection in between dentist appointments.
Brushing & Flossing Instructions
As your child’s teeth erupt, it’s important to care for them properly at home between visits to our office. Our team will show you and your child proper techniques for brushing as teeth come in. We’ll also show you how to floss effectively when the time comes.
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