Dr. Desai recommends for children to have their first visit to the dentist between their 1st and 2nd birthdays. This will help acclimate your child to the dental office, as well as allow us to treat any areas of concern. Primary teeth, also known as baby teeth, are much smaller than permanent teeth so there is less tooth structure shielding the nerve within. This is why dental caries (cavities) must be treated quickly so that they do not become painful or lead to infections.

Shandon Family Dentistry

2329 Devine Street, Columbia, SC 29205