At Kids First Dental, we know that visiting a dentist for the first time can seem a bit scary for children. That’s why we pride ourselves as being one of the only dental offices with three locations in South Carolina that performs dental exams and cleanings for adults as well as children.
Because we are a family-friendly dental practice with three conveniently-located offices in central South Carolina, it means that you can schedule your dental cleaning and exam at the same time, or back-to-back, with your child’s appointment. This is a huge plus in managing your child’s anxiety level since it means they can watch your exam before they experience their own. We’ve found that this visual experience drastically reduces any anxiety your child may be feeling about their own dental visit.
Assuring your child’s happy smile as an adult starts with the care they receive as children. That’s why annual exams and dental cleanings are so important. Rather than making the experience a frightening one for them, the professional and caring staff at Kids First Dental will do everything possible to make it an enjoyable one. We invite you to stay with your child during the initial examination, but because it’s important for us to build trust and rapport with your child for the long-term, we suggest that you allow your child to accompany our staff through future dental experiences.
Our office, as well as The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the American Dental Association (ADA), and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), all recommend establishing a “Dental Home” for your child by one year of age. Studies have shown that children who have a dental home are more likely to benefit from the positive results of preventive and routine oral health care.
The caring and professional staff at Kids First Dental have extensive experience in performing dental exams and professional cleanings on children of all ages. Now is the time to make an appointment for your child’s dental exam or professional cleaning in Columbia, Lancaster, or Greenwood, South Carolina. We want to help ensure that every child has a happy smile for years and years to come!