Family-Friendly Dentist in Columbia, SC
At Simply Smile Family Dentistry, we’re raising the bar when it comes to family dental care. Our goal is to serve every member of your family with high-quality, professional treatments that are tailored to each unique smile. Whether you’re in for routine preventive care, it’s time to put your teen in braces, or you need to explore tooth replacement options, we’ve got you covered. Schedule your visit with our family dentist in Columbia today!
All Ages Welcome
We understand our role in shaping a child’s view of the dentist and we don’t take that responsibility lightly. We take a fun, lighthearted approach to kids’ dentistry while maintaining the educational aspect they need in their younger years. When we see they’ve been doing a great job fighting off cavities, we invite them to join our Cavity-Free Club and if they need some additional help, we provide them with all of the tips and tricks to get there next time. Rest assured, we want to see them succeed as much as you do!
Care You Can Afford
Not only do we strive for dental excellence, but we aim to be an affordable family dentist as well. Caring for multiple family members can be overwhelming when thinking in terms of cost, but we’re here to simplify your care as much as possible. Our office is insurance friendly and we’ll happily file, track, and update your claims for you. We also accept a variety of payment methods, including cash, major debit and credit cards, and FSAs and HSAs. To learn more about our payment options, please speak with a member of our team!
Frequently Asked Questions
When should I schedule my child’s first dental appointment?
Establishing positive dental visits from a young age is critical for both your child’s oral health and their perception of the dentist’s office. Your child should visit the dentist by the age of 1 or shortly after the eruption of their first tooth.
How can I create good dental habits at home?
Each child is unique and responds to a dental hygiene routine differently. One of the most important aspects of establishing healthy habits at home is leading by example. When your child sees you or their older siblings taking ownership of their oral health, they’re inclined to do the same. Consistency is key, so make sure you’re following the same routine each day.
Do children need more than two dental appointments per year?
Generally speaking, no. However, there are some instances when decay has already set in or dental trauma has occurred that you may need to bring them in for additional visits. Keeping up with their biannual cleanings allows us to accurately monitor their oral health and prevent larger issues.