Children’s Dentistry in Columbia
Columbia Pediatric Dentist, knows a lifetime of healthy teeth begins with good dental habits. Give your child a solid foundation by bringing them for an exam and cleaning twice each year. Encourage your child to listen to our Columbia children’s dental team during their visit. Work with your child at home to improve their dental hygiene routine.
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry has found that your child should visit the dentist within six months after the presence of the first tooth or by his or her first birthday. Early oral examination aids in the detection of the initial stages of tooth decay. Early detection is also essential to maintaining good oral health.
Columbia’s Best Pediatric Dentist
During each visit, our Kid’s Dentist in Columbia, will gently clean your child’s teeth and remove any plaque or tartar. We will carefully examine their mouth and teeth for any potential issues. Regular cleanings and exams can help prevent tooth decay, gum disease, and other oral health issues.
Tooth decay has become the most common chronic childhood illness in the U.S. Our pediatric dentist in Columbia will teach you and your child how to properly brush and floss their teeth as they grow. We will discuss dental hygiene habits and healthy food choices. Columbia children’s dentist, Dr. Lisenby, will teach your child to be our partner in keeping their mouth and teeth healthy.
We may recommend treating your child’s teeth with fluoride. This mineral can strengthen tooth enamel, making teeth more resistant to decay. Fluoride may be applied in office or used in certain toothpastes and mouth rinses.
In some cases, we may recommend the use of dental sealants. Sealants are a protective coating applied to the chewing surfaces of molars. Recent studies have found that sealants can be highly effective in preventing tooth decay.
- Baby root canals
- White fillings
- Digital x-rays
- And much more!
Contact Columbia’s Trusted Kids Dentist
Help your child have a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums. Contact Plaza Dental and request a dental exam and cleaning for your child.
Dharti Gandhi, DDS – Pediatric Dentist
Dr. Ghandi grew up in Mexico, Missouri and attended the University of Missouri Columbia earning her BS in Biology with honors. She received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry. It was here, along with her experiences shadowing a pediatric dentist in college, that cultivated her love of Pediatric Dentistry. After graduating with endodontic honors, Dr. Gandhi moved to Denver where she worked as a General Dentist in a pediatric dental office. She then received an additional 2 years of training through NYU Langone Hospital’s Pediatric Dental Residency where she earned her certificate as a Pediatric Dentist. She is a member of American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, Missouri Dental Association, and the Colorado Dental Association.
Dr. Dharti loves to spend time with her husband, Kyle, and their baby boy, Myles. On the weekends, you will often find her running marathons, attending the local farmers market, and spending time with her family. One interesting fact about her is that she is an avid bootcamp athlete. Dr. Gandhi values establishing long term relationships with her patients and the community. She emphasizes education, quality care, and the importance of public service. She creates a fun positive environment and tailors care to each individual patient.
Insurance and Billing
We can help you maximize your benefits. We recommend that you contact our office prior to your appointment to provide us with insurance information for verification of benefits. We accept most major dental insurances and will file most claims for you as a courtesy. We will provide you with an explanation of your dental benefits and financial responsibilities up front, and work with you to ensure financing if needed.
We provide multiple financing options to ensure you can receive the treatments you need with a plan you can afford.