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Welcome The Return Of School With Family Dentistry

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Your kids probably won’t want to hear this, but the start of the new school year is just around the corner. While you are out getting supplies, new clothes, and other items, we recommend fitting in a dental cleaning and exam at our family dentistry in Florence, SC.

Preventing or taking care of any oral health issues before classes begin is always a good idea. Toothaches and emergency dental care can be a real distraction from anyone’s education. Let us help your family start school with healthy smiles. Call 843-627-4076 today to plan a visit to Advanced Dental Center if you haven’t already.

Prepare For Success

The American Dental Association reports the kids miss more than 51 million hours of school every year due to oral health problems.

You don’t want your kids to miss school for preventable reasons, which is why you encourage healthy habits. This includes brushing and flossing as well as regular checkups by dental professionals.

By developing a consistent daily routine, you and your kids are helping by removing harmful bacteria and plaque buildup. Even so, most people don’t brush and floss perfectly every time. This is why professional cleanings can be so important. Our team has the tools to remove tartar (hardened plaque), so it doesn’t lead to tooth decay or gum infections.

Before you make your appointment, think about the best time for your family. For younger kids, it’s best to avoid times when they normally take naps. You also don’t want kids to come to the dentist when they are hungry. Eating something light before their appointment (and then brushing afterward) can make their visits easier to sit through.

Take Steps To Address Dental Anxiety

For some patients, going to the dentist is as easy as a walk in the park. For others, going to the dentist is more like going down a dark alley in an unfamiliar place. While dental anxiety is a real concern, it’s also one that we can help you and your family members manage.

The best way to overcome those anxious feelings is by finding a family dentist office where you can build good relationships. As you get to know our team, we are confident that you will feel more relaxed when it’s time for future appointments. We have more than 200 years of combined dental experience, so we have treated many patients will all levels of dental fear.

Many patients appreciate the comfort options we provide. We have a certified massage therapist at our office. A neck massage can work wonders!

Nevertheless, some people may need extra help to feel relaxed enough for a cleaning or other care. Sedation dentistry can be just what they need.

Anxiety can come from a lot of places. Some people are fearful that treatments will be painful or that they might gag. Other people are worried that they will be criticized if they do have a problem.

With sedation, you can block the pain and prevent gagging. By coming to our office, you can know that our team is looking to uplift you and improve your smile, not make you feel bad if there is a problem.

Ace Your Dental Exam

As you and your loved ones get ready for another year of school, be sure to visit Advanced Dental Center soon. Call 843-627-4076 or contact us online to request a cleaning at our family dentistry in Florence, SC.

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