Children's Dentistry in Charleston
Let us help your little one get comfortable going to the dentist!
From your child's very first visit, we will make sure they feel welcome and that they receive the gentle care they need to develop a positive outlook when it comes to caring for their teeth. Starting your child off with high-quality dental care from gently and friendly providers will help them build a positive association and avoid the fears that are so common in adulthood.
Dental care is closely linked to overall health and well-being, and we want to help your child be the healthiest and happiest they can be.
Your Child's First Dental Visit
Your little one's first dental visit is a great opportunity for both of you! It is a chance for us to help your child grow accustomed to our dental team, the dental office environment, and have fun!
It is also a chance for you to ask questions about home care, habits, nutrition, and your child's oral development.
Our entire team will celebrate this occasion with you!
Baby Teeth Are Important
Protecting your child's primary teeth is important. In addition to looking adorable in photos and helping your child eat and learn to speak, baby teeth hold space and provide a guide for permanent teeth to erupt properly through the gums. Losing teeth too early could disrupt dental development and create a need for more intensive dental care, including orthodontics, as your child gets older.
When children experience decay or damage to their primary teeth, we will do our best to protect and repair them.
Gentle Dental Care for Kids of All Ages
Few kids escape the need for at least one filling, though we always try to prevent them! When your child needs a filling or any dental treatment, you can count on both Dr. Thomas and Dr. Weir to treat your child gently and to go at their pace. We always make sure your child's tooth is completely numb, and we explain what is happening in a stress-free way that is age-appropriate.
Creating a Fun, Interactive Environment
We enjoy treating children of all ages. We have video games, TVs, and an awesome kid-friendly staff! We welcome questions from curious kids and look forward to educating your children about the importance of good dental health with brushing and flossing demonstrations and talking about healthy snacks that promote strong teeth!
Dr. Thomas and Dr. Weir both have children and can really relate to our younger patients, which helps make going to the dentist fun!
Contact Us to Schedule a Pediatric Dental Appointment
We welcome kids of all ages to join the James Island Dental Associates dental family.
Give us a call at (843)762-1234 so we can help your child enjoy a lifetime of healthy smiles!