Children's dental issues are unique and include everything from difficulty sitting still to broken teeth from a sports injury. At ColumbiaDoctors Dentistry our pediatric dentists are trained to work with young patients from infancy through adolescence, as well as with children and adults with special needs. Our staff is dedicated to providing a warm and friendly environment for children so that visits to the dentist become a regular and comfortable routine.
Your child's first visit should occur around her first birthday, with the goal of introducing her to the idea of going to the dentist. She will meet her dentist and can sit on your lap and lean back in the chair to allow the dentist to look inside her mouth. Eventually, your child's visits will include cleaning, topical fluoride application, and general screenings. Your pediatric dentist can also take care of fillings and extractions and will often work closely with an orthodontist if braces are recommended for your child.
Many parents feel concerned about exposing their children to radiation from dental x-rays. At ColumbiaDoctors Dentistry, we use the latest digital x-ray technology with minimal radiation exposure, levels that are lower than many naturally occurring radiation sources. The benefits of dental x-rays are many, because they allow our dentist to diagnose and treat most dental conditions before they become a problem. Our dentists will be happy to talk about any concerns you have before taking x-rays of your child's mouth.
With state-of-the-art offices, a friendly staff, and expert pediatric dentistry care, ColumbiaDoctors Dentistry is devoted to making visits to the dentist a positive experience your child.