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Pediatric Dentistry

Seeing a dentist with experience in pediatric dentistry ensures your child always receives the best care possible. At Solomon Family Dentistry, the team provides compassionate, comprehensive care for children. Whether your child needs a teeth cleaning or a dental appliance for jaw correction, the Solomon Family Dentistry team has the skill and experience to deliver exceptional care. To schedule an appointment, call the nearest office in Summerville or Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, or book an appointment online today.


What is pediatric dentistry?

Pediatric dentistry is a branch of oral health care that focuses on preventing and treating dental issues in children. With unique dental needs, pediatric patients require special care from a compassionate, friendly dentist like those at Solomon Family Dentistry. 

When your child visits Solomon Family Dentistry, you can rest assured that the team prioritizes their oral health with a modern, conservative approach.

What are the most common pediatric dentistry services?

Solomon Family Dentistry offers several pediatric dentistry services for their youngest patients, such as:

Teeth cleaning

A teeth cleaning is a preventive treatment that involves removing plaque and bacteria from your child's teeth. For a lifetime of good oral health, your child should see Solomon Family Dentistry for a teeth cleaning at least once every six months.

Dental exams

Dental exams and teeth cleanings typically go hand in hand. At these visits, your child's dentist checks their mouth and jaw for signs of abnormalities, such as tooth decay or misaligned teeth. 

They also take X-rays to detect early indicators of jaw problems or impacted teeth.

Sealants

Dental sealants protect teeth that are vulnerable to cavities. Your child's dentist can apply a sealant as a solution that later hardens with an LED light. 

Most sealants are used to protect your child's chewing surfaces, particularly the molars in the back of their mouth, which are inherently harder to clean.

Dental appliances

Early orthodontic exams help your child's dentist determine whether your child can benefit from jaw correction. Dental appliances, such as jaw expanders, partial braces, space maintainers, and retainers, gradually shift your child's teeth and jaw into the correct position as they age. 

While your child's jaw doesn't fully mature until their teenage years, early dental appliances and interceptive orthodontics reduce the need for more complex treatments later in life.

When should my child see a pediatric dentist?

The earlier you bring your child in for a dental exam and teeth cleaning, the better. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recommends taking your child to a dentist by the age of 1. 

Regular visits once every six months allow the Solomon Family Dentistry team to track your child's oral health and jaw development as they age. 

Many children have anxiety over visiting the dentist, so these visits also present an opportunity to help your child form a positive relationship with their dentist.

The American Association of Orthodontics recommends that children have an orthodontic assessment by age 7. Talk to the Solomon Family Dentistry team about scheduling an assessment as early as possible to prevent the progression of orthodontic issues that may already be present.

To schedule a pediatric dentistry visit with the team at Solomon Family Dentistry, call the nearest office or book an appointment online today.

Services we provide


At Solomon Family Dentistry we provide simple and surgical extractions, root canals, tooth splints, repairs of existing crowns or bridges, adjustments or repairs to complete dentures or partials, and more. We have the latest technology from digital x rays, to a digital panorex, to a 3D CT cone beam. Our goal is for your problem to be resolved same day. We do, however, hold ourselves to the highest standards so if we cannot handle the complete treatment of your root canal or extraction, we do have specialists that we may refer you to.
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