Studies show that each year children across the United States lose 51 school hours due to dental disease. At Pleasant Smiles Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we place an emphasis on preventive care, and recommend back to school checkups with our Charleston pediatric dentist to avoid setbacks during the school year. Our experienced team of professionals delivers gentle, compassionate care, helping your child feel at ease throughout every checkup.
As your Charleston pediatric dentist, our goal is to help your child establish a strong foundation for a lifetime of beautiful, cavity-free smiles. As soon as your child’s first tooth erupts, it’s important to begin practicing excellent oral hygiene habits at home and bringing your child in for periodic checkups. We’ll track the growth and development of your child’s teeth, jaws and their surrounding anatomy at every checkup. Periodic examinations also allows us to diagnose tooth decay and other oral health problems from their outset, when they are easiest to treat. As your child gets older, we strive to impart the importance and responsibility of brushing, flossing and making the right nutritional choices for maintaining healthy teeth. We’ll provide a thorough teeth cleaning, removing plaque buildup from difficult to reach crevices your child may have missed while brushing. For an added layer of protection against cavities, we can provide additional treatments, which prevent the demineralization of tooth enamel. Once your child’s permanent molars erupt, we can place dental sealants, which are protective coatings applied to the biting surfaces of the back teeth to seal out decay-causing plaque and food debris from gathering in the grooves and crevices.
At Pleasant Smiles Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we are committed to helping your family enjoy excellent oral health throughout your lives. With the care of our Charleston pediatric dentist, every checkup is an informative, engaging experience for you and your child. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, call today.