Regular dental exams and cleanings are critical during childhood. A healthy set of primary teeth will help to ensure that your child will have healthy teeth as an adult. Our dentists, Dr. Michael Shirer and Dr. Susannah Shirer, can examine your child for emerging problems and help create good dental habits that will ensure a lifetime of great smiles. If it is time for your child’s dental checkup in Aiken, South Carolina, call Shirer Family Dentistry at 803-648-6400 today. We want to meet your child and every member of your family!

Dental cleanings and exams are two of the most basic but important preventive treatments we provide at our office. Each time your child visits us for a checkup, we will provide a professional teeth cleaning and dental exam to help their smile stay healthy. During your child’s cleaning and exam, our dental team will:

  • Clean their teeth by removing any plaque or tartar (also called dental calculus), which can lead to tooth decay and periodontal disease
  • Floss and polish their teeth for a healthy, bright smile
  • Examine their smile for signs of any damaging dental conditions

We may utilize dental X-rays to further evaluate your child’s smile and make certain that they receive the dental care they need. Regular dental cleanings and exams are essential in maintaining good oral health, preventing cavities and gum disease, and making sure that any damaging conditions are treated as early as possible.

We recommend bringing your child in for a visit every six months to receive a routine dental cleaning and exam. We may suggest more frequent visits if needed, and we encourage you to contact us if your child suffers from a dental emergency, pain or injury. To schedule your child’s next appointment, we invite you to contact us today. We look forward to caring for your child’s smile!