Dr. Schweiger's Approach
"As a member of Dentists Who Care and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, my goal is to educate children and their caregivers on how to achieve good oral health. Through education and preventative dentistry, we can keep children out of the dental chair for difficult and traumatic procedures. This, in turn, leads to less dental anxiety and improved overall health. I truly believe that if our local dental professionals, caregivers, educators and leaders can work together, we can make a positive impact on the future oral health of our community's children."
-- Dr. Angela Schweiger
"To promote motivation for good oral health habits, I believe your child's appointment should be pleasant and stress-free. I will always take extra time to get-to-know your child and ensure that he or she is comfortable with me and my staff. During each appointment, I use the "Tell-Show-Do" model, which helps the child understand exactly what to expect throughout each appointment so there are no surprises. This helps reduce the child's anxiety during the appointment. If needed, we also offer Nitrous Oxide ("Laughing Gas"), which is a safe option for reducing anxiety in most children and adults."
--Dr. Angela Schweiger
Your Child is Important to Us
Our Commitment to Your Child
Our goal is to work with parents and their children on prevention of dental disease through improved home care and nutritional education, thus keeping them from undergoing difficult procedures. This motivates children to keep their smiles healthy, visit the dentist regularly, and want to lead a healthy lifestyle. We are committed to make coming to the dentist a pleasant, friendly, and non-threatening experience.
Your Child's Oral Health
According to the Surgeon General's report, "Oral Health in America", dental decay is the second most common chronic disease in childhood after the common cold. However, dental decay is nearly 100% preventable with brushing, flossing, flouride, and regular dental visits. According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, students miss over 51 million school hours per year because of dental problems. Dental pain is a distraction for children, decreasing their ability to learn in school and causing their grades to suffer. hildren and teenagers with healthy teeth have better attendance, are more attentive in class, and have higher participation rates in school-related activities.
Oral health has a direct correlation to overall health conditions like obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. The future of oral health is with our children. So, let's work together to make children's dental health a priority at home. Doing so will in turn make a positive impact on the overall health of our children in the Columbia, SC community and beyond.