Pediatric Dentistry in Bluffton, SC
Ensure Your Child’s Best Oral Health With Our In-House Specialist
Pediatric dentistry is essential for the overall health of your child. At Bluffton Orthodontics, we want to make it easy for your child to receive the best oral care from infancy to adolescence. We offer both children’s orthodontics and pediatric dentistry in Bluffton, SC.
Our in-house pediatric dentist, Dr. Jim Mason, is a board-certified pediatric dental specialist who served his country as an Air Force Officer. Upon receiving his Advanced Education in General Dentistry, he specialized in treating children of military families. We believe he is an excellent asset to our practice – and you will, too!
Get your child started on the path to optimal oral health – contact us for an appointment today.
Why a Pediatric Dentistry?
Pediatric dentistry is more than just fixing cavities – it’s also about preventing them. Children have different dental issues and needs than adults, including dental sealants, fluoride applications, orthodontics, and oral hygiene.
A significant difference with pediatric dentists is that they have specialized training and experience in caring for the teeth and gums of children. Children are generally more resilient than adults and can recover faster from things like tooth decay. But children also tend to be more at risk for cavities. Children, especially at an earlier age, tend not to brush their teeth as often as they should. This is sometimes due to a lack of awareness for the parents of the children, who may not understand how quickly a cavity can form, even on brand-new teeth.
And pediatric dentistry is about working with your growing child’s ever-changing tooth, gum, and jaw structure. Dr. Mason understands the best ways to manage that growth to promote a functional, beautiful, healthy set of adult teeth.
Children also are more prone to anxiety and distrust when it comes to dental appointments. Dr. Mason’s goal is to build long-term relationships with all of his patients. These relationships help him build valuable knowledge about your child’s individual dental needs. It also helps your child develop trust and feel relaxed when it comes time for dental treatment with Dr. Mason. He can even help your child try to have fun during a dental appointment.
Dr. Mason applies only the best pediatric dentistry practices while working with children and parents. His mission is to educate parents and patients and provide the tools necessary to live a cavity-free life.
A Pediatric Dental Treatment Plan in Bluffton
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry encourages parents and other care providers to help every child establish a dental treatment plan by 12 months of age. A dental treatment plan for your child includes some key components:
- Comprehensive oral health care, including acute care and preventive services
- Individualized preventive dental health program based upon a caries-risk assessment
- Anticipatory guidance regarding growth and development plan for acute dental trauma (emergencies)
- Dietary counseling
- Referrals to dental specialists when we cannot directly provide care within the dental home
- Referral at an age determined by the patient, parent, and pediatric dentist
The Best Pediatric Dentistry in Bluffton, SC
We want your child to have a healthy smile that will last a lifetime.
Our pediatric dentists are highly experienced in providing oral care to infants, children, and adolescents. We provide preventive services such as dental sealants and fluoride treatments to help prevent cavities and orthodontics for correcting misaligned teeth.
We use the latest technology and techniques to provide excellent dental health for your child. Let us help you get started on the right path to excellent oral health.
As one of the premier orthodontic practices in Bluffton, SC, our doctor and team at Bluffton Orthodontics also provide 5-star orthodontic care to patients from Hilton Head Island, Beaufort & Hardeeville, SC, and surrounding areas.