At each stage of your child’s development, we’ll tell you the best ways to keep his or her teeth clean and talk to you about the foods, drinks, and bad habits that can cause problems. Even though it can be hard to get kids to take care of their teeth every day, we’ll give you tips and advice on how to make brushing and flossing fun for them every day. As your trusted partner, Shore Family Dentistry will keep a close eye on your child’s oral health and development.
You can rest assured that your child's smile is in the best of hands at our office! We provide gentle and precise care in an environment that's comfortable, warm, and engaging. At the office of Shore Family Dentistry, we offer a comprehensive range of dental services designed to address the dental needs of children of all ages. Whether it's your little one's first trip to the dentist, a routine visit, treatment for a dental emergency, or more, we're well equipped to provide the care that's needed.
We take a proactive approach and emphasize the importance of dental prevention as the key to good oral health. We provide you and your child with the resources as well as the tools to establish an effective brushing and flossing routine. We will offer nutritional guidance and advice on potentially harmful oral habits. We also provide fluoride treatment and orthodontic evaluations. Our entire team strives to make each visit with your child a positive, informative, and beneficial experience.
As a trusted dentist in Columbia, we’ve established a reputation for excellence by providing the highest quality skilled and experienced state-of-the-art care.
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The American Dental Association says that parents should bring their kids to the dentist every six months for a checkup and preventive care. At this time, our dentist will look at your child’s teeth, gums, and jaws to figure out how well their teeth are doing and how they are growing. In addition to getting advice on oral hygiene and nutrition that is right for his or her age, your child will also get a dental cleaning and fluoride treatment. If any new problems are found, our office will provide the treatment needed to deal with them as soon as they start.
Your baby’s first set of teeth not only lets him or her smile, eat, and talk, but they are also very important because they hold space for the permanent teeth. If a child loses a baby tooth too soon, it could cause their smile to be out of place.
When caring for your child’s smile, keep in mind that baby teeth can get cavities just like permanent teeth. In fact, more than half of kids get cavities before they are five years old. Tooth decay is not only bad for the health of the baby teeth that are affected, but it can also affect your child’s overall health and the permanent teeth that have yet to come in.
We know that many people may feel anxious about coming to the dentist, so it is our goal to make your visit with us as pain and anxiety free as possible.
We try to make it easy for our patients to schedule their appointments online. You don’t have to pick up the phone ask about availability – just check your calendar against ours and choose the best time for you.