Your Child’s First Dental Visit Give Your Child A Happy Smile!
  • Bring your child in after their first tooth emerges
  • Give your child a gentle introduction to dentistry
  • Your kids will love our treasure chest with prizes

Make Your Child’s First Dental Visit in Murrells Inlet a Positive Milestone

Stats Image 55% of American adults wish their parents had instilled better dental habits when they were younger. Source.
As a parent or caregiver, you naturally want what’s best for your child. Good dental care is one of the best gifts you can give them. By setting them up for dental success when they’re young, it will help them keep great smiles for life. That’s why your child’s first dental visit in Murrells Inlet is so important. This appointment at The Smile Center will:

  • Get your little one used to coming to the dentist
  • Help them avoid developing dental anxiety or fear
  • Uncover any oral problems so they can receive early treatment
  • Give you peace of mind about the health of their smile

Call us today at 843-492-5026, and we’ll make an appointment for your child to see Dr. Miller. We’re conveniently located at 4539 Hwy. 17 Bypass S. Join our membership plan if you don’t have insurance. Your child’s checkups will be covered, and you’ll get discounts on other services too.

Set Your Child Up For a Healthy Smile

Dr. Miller and our staff love helping kids get the dental care they need. We’ll treat your little one with the utmost care and respect, just like we would any other patient. Healthy smiles begin with early treatment and preventive care. We agree with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry – you should bring your child to the dentist after their first tooth appears, or by age 1.

Your child’s initial dental visit will be what we call a “happy visit.” We will:

  • Take a look inside their mouth to check for any obvious problems with their teeth or gums
  • Give you tips on how to brush their teeth and help keep their mouth healthy

As more teeth come through, keeping up a good brushing routine will become increasingly important. Healthy baby teeth help ensure that adult teeth come through with no problems.

We Help Kids Feel at Home

When your child arrives, they will enjoy a brief tour of our office to see some of the equipment we use to keep their teeth healthy. We’ll introduce them to our staff and make them feel welcome. As they get older, their visits with us will more closely resemble a routine dental exam and cleaning. We offer your toddler:

  • A prize from our treasure chest as a reward for a completed visit
  • Ceiling-mounted TVs and headphones so they can watch cartoons or a favorite show
  • Air abrasion, which allows us to treat small cavities without a drill or anesthesia

Your child’s first dental visit in Murrells Inlet is an important part of their oral health. Call us today at 843-491-5353 to schedule their appointment. You can also schedule online.

Common Questions About Your Child’s First Dental Visit

When should I schedule my child’s first dental visit?

We recommend bringing your child to the dentist when their teeth have started to erupt. This can be as early as 6 months. We do everything we can to make dental checkups fun and enjoyable for our youngest patients. We want them to see us as people who are here to help, which can reduce dental anxiety as they get older.

What should I expect during my child’s first dental visit?

We’ll give your child a positive introduction to our office and our staff, complete with a trip to our treasure chest. If your child is receptive, we’ll gently clean their teeth – though applying little if any pressure. We’ll also take the time to answer all your questions about your child’s dental development and oral hygiene.

How can I prepare my child for their first dental visit?

Before your child’s first dental visit, take some time to explain to them that it’s important to take good care of their teeth so that their smile remains healthy. You can tell them that the visit will consist of a short tour and meeting our staff members. You might also tell them that they will get to visit our treasure chest at the end of every visit – kids usually love that part.