We are committed to emphasizing the importance of dentistry for children, beginning as early in life as possible.
Sunshine Dental understands that early professional care is the key to a lifetime of healthy teeth and a glowing smile. We provide compassionate, personalized care to every child, and we make sure those early dental experiences are pleasant ones.
By providing children with a fun, positive experience every time they visit our office, we can help promote a lifetime of good oral health and well-being.
Preventive Family Dentistry in Sumter, South Carolina
Just like adults, kids and teens need regular, periodic dental exams and hygienic cleanings.
In accordance with the American Dental Association (ADA) guidelines, we strongly recommend that your children come in every six months. As important as regular visits are for adults, they are even more critical for growing mouths.
As your children transition from their first teeth (baby teeth) to their adult set, regular exams provide us with the opportunity to detect any potential problems in the early stages, preventing future complications.
Develop Healthy Habits Dental Habits
Children model their parents’ behaviors, especially when it comes to oral care.
Our fun, family atmosphere ensures that you and your kids feel comfortable with visiting the dentist twice each year. Our professional hygienists teach our young patients the right way to brush and floss. But even more important, we teach kids why it’s important to take responsibility for their own healthy smiles.
We also can help parents and caregivers learn how to reinforce healthy habits at home.
When kids enjoy a nutritious, tooth-friendly diet, brush and floss twice each day, and protect their teeth when playing sports, parents can breathe easier, knowing their children won’t be spending any extra time in the dentist’s chair.
Baby’s First Dental Visit
The ADA recommends brining your baby in for his or her first dental visit within the first year, but not later than when the first teeth begin to emerge.
These early visits are important to help your baby develop a comfort level with visiting the dentist, and with having his or her mouth examined.
The dental hygienist also may spend some time with your baby, gently massaging his or her gums and checking on new baby teeth.
As your child grows, he or she will understand that seeing the dentist is a normal part of life and pleasant.
Dental Exams at Your Family Dentist
As your children grow up, their periodic dental exams will become much more like yours.
We begin by taking a closer look at the teeth, both visually and with X-rays. Sunshine Dental uses state-of-the-art radiography techniques that are safe and minimally invasive. This allows us to detect any small problems during the early stages, rather than wait until a larger issue develops.
As your child transitions to adult teeth, we will carefully monitor progress and development. This provides us with the opportunity to detect potentially misaligned or problem teeth, and resolve these issues before they become orthodontic challenges.
Contact our office today to schedule an appointment for your child. We look forward to serving your family.