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Your Child’s First Dental Appointment Fort Mill, SC
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Babies are perhaps the only being that can be called absolutely adorable without teeth. Sweet gummy grins and laughs are what parents of newborns long for and enjoy over and over again. And then teeth start popping through those gums and parents are just as enamored with that changing smile. However, as a young child’s smile begins to change, it is important to remember that s/he needs to receive oral health care to ensure a healthy smile for years to come.

The American Dental Association recommends that all babies visit the dentist once their first teeth have come in, or at least visit the dentist before their first birthday. While the first visit will be relatively short and will involve little treatment, visiting the dentist at a very young age allows children to meet the dentist in a friendly and non-threatening manner. Most dentists will count the number of teeth in the child’s mouth and make a game out of it for fun. There will also be a short exam where the gums will be looked at for any potential problems, the mouth will be examined for any issues, and the existing teeth will be checked for decay.

Perhaps the most important part of a young child’s first dental appointment is to educate the parent on the necessary care of young, growing teeth. Proper nutrition, good oral hygiene practices, teething, and other topics will be discussed in order to ensure that your child’s teeth are healthy and developing properly. If your dentist has concerns, they will be addressed and discussed. Remember that your dentist is here to promote optimal oral health, so if your dentist discourages putting sweet tea or soda in a bottle, allowing your child to fall asleep while drinking a bottle, or other things – it is only out of the desire for your child to be successful in achieving a healthy, beautiful smile.

At Gold Hill Dentistry, we are a family dental practice that truly loves to serve patients of all ages. We are committed to providing high quality dental care in a warm environment and will always keep your and your child’s best interests in mind. Call our dental practice today to schedule your baby’s first dental appointment. We look forward to meeting our newest patient!

Posted on behalf of Gold Hill Dentistry

2848 Pleasant Road, #104
Fort Mill, SC 29708

Phone: (803) 547-4466

Our Client Reviews

Gold Hill Dentistry

4.4 / 5.0

Based on 97 reviews

Marsha Rose

The staff at Gold Hill Dentistry is wonderful. They are polite, professional and helpful I have a history of working as both a dental assistant and hygienist in another state. I’m extremely particular when it comes to my dental care. My daughter recommended Gold Hill. I am very pleased with my dental care. I highly recommend the practice.

Don Rowley

The entire staff at Gold Hill Family Dentistry are professional, friendly, and very good at what they do. I’ve made numerous recommendations to family and friends. Very happy with the dental work they do. Scheduling, insurance processing, and follow up are always first class. Dr Kavi is the man.

Angelique Autumn McGowan

I highly recommend this dental practice. The staff are gracious, helpful, courteous and accommodating. Dr. Sagunarthy is a wonderful dentist. This is from someone who has always suffered with dental and gum issues. He is current on dental information, kind, gentle and professional! I am so happy to have found this practice!

Richard DeCristo

Dr. Sagunarthy is one of if not the best dentist I ever went to. He recently replaced a crown that was botched by another dentist and the procedure was done perfectly and painlessly. I first went to Gold Hill Dentistry for a second opinion on four crowns and maybe a root canal I needed asap from another dentist in Fort Mill. As it turned out I needed the crown replacement and only one other at a later date. That’s about $6000.00 I saved leaving this OTHER FORT MILL DENTIST. In addition to this wonderful dentist, the total staff is outstanding.

Chrissy Jaselskis

Awesome dentist. Everyone was nice and professional. Very thorough job cleaning my teeth. Lots of great conversations. Staff made an uncomfortable place for me very comfortable. Thank you.

Thomas Dorsett

Very professional and caring staff. Highly recommend the service, they take personal care with all patience. I have experienced some of the best Hygienist.

Bill Strickland

Great staff. Very knowledgeable and friendly. Would heartily recommend as they have been taking care of my family for years.

Midge Zimmerman

I have dental anxiety. I dreaded locating a dentist after recently moving to the area. I had gone to another dentist in the area but quickly changed to Gold Hill Denistry. Dr. Sagarnathy and staff are always kind, gentle and concerned with my well being. They also do a really good dental work. Other than routine work, I have had an implant, and chipped tooth repaired, all are doing well.

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2848 Pleasant Road, #104
Fort Mill, SC 29708

Phone: (803) 547-4466