The earlier your child starts receiving comprehensive children’s dentistry care, the better the foundation for total oral health throughout their entire life. This teaches your child the value of oral hygiene and makes them more comfortable with the dentist, keeping future dental anxiety to a minimum. We can make these dental visits fun for your child, setting them up for long-term appreciation for dental care.
Children take time to learn how to be thorough with their dental hygiene routines, so extra protection is key. We provide this extra protection with dental sealants and fluoride treatments. Dental sealants consist of a plastic covering on the molars to prevent decay. This procedure is simple and shouldn’t cause your child any discomfort. Meanwhile, fluoride strengthens tooth enamel, providing another level of protection from cavities. Fluoride is very important during the early years of your child’s development, helping teeth get a good head start on strength.
We recommend bringing your child to our Camden dental office around the age of three. You might wonder why we recommend doing so at such an early age, considering that their teeth are going to fall out eventually anyway to make room for their adult teeth. This is recommended because early care helps us make sure things are developing nicely and teach them excellent oral health care habits. During their first appointment, we will count their teeth, check on the overall state of their developmental progress, and gently clean the teeth that have already come in. We’ll also make sure to keep things comfortable, fun, and light, instilling in them the feeling that the dentist’s office is a great place to be!
Bring your family to see our family. Drs. Moss and Owen provide comprehensive family dental care for residents of Camden, Bishopville, Lugoff, Elgin, and Columbia. Contact us today to discuss the future of your oral health with us.