James Island Dental Associates
Restorative, Cosmetic, and Implant Dentistry

What Should I Expect at My Child’s First Dental Visit?

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At James Island Dental Associates, our well-trained staff will ease your child into the new dental atmosphere and make them feel comfortable and relaxed while our dentist gently performs the initial exam.

During this extremely important oral health check, our dentist will pay close attention to your child’s bite and the way their teeth are coming in. Identifying potential issues early is a great way to utilize proactive care. 

Often, our dentist will order a dental cleaning, topical fluoride rinse, or other treatment to give your child a good boost in future cavity prevention and to help strengthen enamel. 

What Happens after the Exam?

From the very first visit, we like to set the tone for healthy dental habits that will last your child a lifetime. Because of this, we spend time offering practical advice on how to maintain your child’s oral health at home, and we discuss any potential dental issues that were found during the exam. Don’t worry! There usually aren’t any issues at this stage. 

We show you how to brush your child’s teeth properly and may suggest foods that help stave off cavities and other dental issues. Depending on the age of your child, we sometimes recommend the safest mouthing devices to help ease teething discomfort. 

At our Charleston, SC office, we always set aside time to address your concerns and answer your questions. If a question occurs to you after you have left our office, don’t hesitate to call. 

At James Island Dental Associates, our objective is to provide the best dental services for your child and to instill healthy dental habits early—habits that can last a lifetime.

Make an Appointment Today

If you’re looking for a dentist for your child, don’t hesitate to contact us. Children love our Charleston, SC dental office, and we strive to make sure they always enjoy coming to the dentist.