How We Help
LowCountry Kids Pediatric Dentistry offers a wide array of services to ensure that your child’s dental health needs are fully met. Please click the tabs below to learn more!
Tooth decay is the number one preventable childhood disease in the United States. Our goal is for all children to have a “dental home” by the age of one. This is so we can help to educate parents early with a focus on prevention. By establishing a dental home at a young age, we hope to prevent dental disease and pain in the future. Prevention includes routine cleanings, oral hygiene instructions, fluoride treatments, diet guidelines, and sealants.
Regular dental exams (twice a year) allow Dr. Laura to keep a record of how your child’s teeth and jaws are developing. We will monitor growth and development in order to refer for appropriate orthodontic interventions. Early diagnosis is extremely important and will help keep your child healthy and happy!
According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), fluoride is safe and effective in preventing and controlling dental caries when used in a proper manner. It has been a major factor in the decline and severity of cavities in the US. Our goal is to make decisions regarding fluoride treatments based on the unique needs of each patient.
The AAPD stresses the brushing of teeth with appropriate amounts of fluoride toothpaste as stated below:
Less than 3 years of age : no more than a “smear” or “rice-sized” amount twice daily
Ages 3 – 6 years old : no more than a “pea-sized” amount twice daily
We recommend a soft bristle children’s sized toothbrush – your child will receive a new toothbrush at their first visit and bi-annual cleanings!
Diet is a major focus of our practice because it is not only critical in cavity prevention, but we also want to give children the tools to start making healthy choices for their overall health. A few of our guidelines are based on the the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommendations. An important AAP recommendation is no juice before the age of 1 and after 1 year old, only 4 ounces of juice a day.
Healthy snack options: cheese, nuts raw vegetables, fresh fruits, and water
Unhealthy snack options: juice, soda, candy, cookies, fruit snacks, gatorade, and crackers
For more information on dietary guidelines for all ages please visit this page.
Diagnostic and Restorative Dentistry
Digital Radiographs (X-Rays)
Composite (``Tooth-Colored``) Fillings
Children's Dental Crowns and ``Baby`` Root Canals
Nitrous oxide (“Laughing Gas”) inhalation is a safe and effective technique used to reduce anxiety, gag reflex, and enhance effective communication with the young patient during the dental procedure. The nitrous will help your child achieve a relaxed state while he/she remains alert, awake, and can talk to our pediatric dental team during the treatment. The onset is quick and recovery is just as rapid. When your child’s dental treatment is complete, the “nitrous” is turned off and 100% oxygen is administered for 5 minutes to help flush out any remaining gas. The effects wear off almost immediately.
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652 Coleman Boulevard
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
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