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Our focus at Anderson Pediatric Dentistry is to provide a Dental Home where we strive to support children in every aspect of their oral health. We believe that good oral health is an important part of total health. We focus on prevention, early detection and treatment of dental diseases in a pleasant environment and work hard to establish the trust and confidence of your children.
Our goal, along with our staff, is to help all children feel good about visiting the dentist and to establish healthy habits that promote a lifetime of healthy, beautiful smiles. Anderson Pediatric is the first choice in dental care for children in Anderson, SC.
Meet the Doctor
Dr. Kat grew up in Michigan and came to South Carolina when she received a swimming scholarship to Clemson University. She was a four time academic All-American and elected co-captain during her junior and senior years. She received her Bachelor of Science in 1996. She completed her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree and received her specialty certificate from the Medical University of South Carolina. While in dental school and residency, she volunteered at a clinic for children who didn’t have access to dental care. She is an enthusiastic supporter of The Special Olympics.
Kathleen has three boys and appreciates the challenges of both pediatric dentistry and parenting! She loves to spend time with them and her husband of 13 years. She enjoys being outdoors and is an active member of her church.
The Role of the Pediatric Dentist
The field of Pediatric Dentistry is a specialty of Dentistry that focuses on the oral health care and unique needs of infant children, adolescent and children with special needs. In addition to Dental School training you need to complete an additional 2-3 years of a post-doctoral residency program in order to become a Pediatric Dentist Specialist. The Pediatric Dentist is concerned about the overall health of your child and thus the oral health is an extremely important part.
By establishing a “Dental Home” we can implement and encourage proper dental health habits that can help keep the child free from future oral disease. Our focus is on PREVENTION and the early detection of dental diseases. Furthermore, by making the visit to the dental office a pleasant experience we can establish trust and confidence in your child that will last a lifetime. Anderson dentist for kids will take the time to build a strong relationship with your child.
Infant Oral Hygiene
Use a small washcloth or gauze to wipe your child’s gums after each feeding. When teeth erupt, switch to a toothbrush with a small brush head and soft bristles. Only use a pea size amount of fluoridated toothpaste, because most young children will swallow a great portion of the toothpaste.
Baby Bottle Tooth Decay (BBTD)
BBTD can occur when a child’s teeth are exposed to sugar for an extended period of time. Such sugars are in milk, formula, fruit juice and soda. To prevent BBTD, brush your child’s teeth after each feeding, and wean your child off the bottle by 12-18 months. If a bottle is still used, fill it only with water. Do not put your child in bed with a bottle or sippy cup.
As your child develops more independence, encourage them to brush their own teeth twice daily, but make sure you follow behind and check for any “spots” they missed. Assist your child with flossing until age 7-8 years. Flossing should begin when two teeth contact each other, and cannot be properly cleaned by brushing alone. Children cannot effectively brush their own teeth until they can write in cursive. Anderson dentistry for kids is known for its gentle care with children.
Early Dental Visits
As recommended by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), regular dental care should begin by one year of age. During the first few visits, the dentist will examine your child’s oral growth and development, check for cavities and discuss oral hygiene, diet, fluoride supplementation, home care and prevention. Kids dentist in Anderson recommends regular checkups during first 12 months.
Fluoride is prevention by strengthening tooth enamel, promoting re-mineralization of tooth structure and by its anti-microbial nature. Common sources of fluoride are drinking water, fluoride tablets or drops, fluoridated toothpaste and professional fluoride treatments. Dr. Monn will evaluate whether or not your child is receiving optimal amount of fluoride.
Anderson Dentistry for Children is your best choice in pediatric dentistry in the upstate.
A well balanced diet is important for the development of your child’s teeth. A diet high in sugars and starches may place your child at risk for cavities. All types of sugar, which include those in fruits, vegetables, milk, bread and even potato chips, can cause tooth decay. Serve such foods with meals not as a snack.
Equally important, is the frequency of how often your Child eats. With every exposure to sugar, the level of acid in the mouth increases. Frequent and continuous acid exposure to teeth will start the cavity process. It is important to minimize snacking and avoid frequent sipping of sweetened drinks. Anderson has the best dentist for children in the upstate area.
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Pediatrics Dentistry. PA
198 Mutual Dr
Dentistry for children in Anderson, SC.
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|Meet the Staff|
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|First Dental Visit|
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It is recommended by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry that children visit the dentist by age 1 and or within 6 months of the appearance of their first tooth.
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Make brushing teeth with your kids a fun activity. Invest in color changing pre-brush mouth rinse! It tints the plaque on teeth so that children know where to focus when brushing.
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We are now accepting new patients! Call us today! (864) 760-1440
|Anderson Pediatric Dentistry to Sponsor March of Dimes March for Babies Event|
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Anderson Pediatric Dentistry will be a sponsor and participate in the activities at the March of Dimes’ March for Babies event in Anderson....
|First ER Visit|
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Twenty-five percent of children's first ER visits are related to a dental emergency.
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Over 5,000 years ago, ancient Egypt was home to the first dentist known by name: Hesi-Re.
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Everyone's tongue print is as unique as his/her fingerprints. This could make processing by the police very interesting.
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Nationwide, nine million children are living without medical insurance, and 23 million are living without dental insurance.
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Toothaches are bad enough, but be glad you aren't a rat. The reason these ravaging rodents bite into everything they see is to temporarily relieve the mouth itching they have from their constantly growing teeth.