Family Dentist Keeps Smiles Healthy for a Lifetime
September 16, 2021
A family dentist is a great option for people who want to have all of their dental care needs met in a single location. If you’ve been shopping around for a new dental provider, you have probably seen several types of dental practices, from pediatric dentists to cosmetic dentists to orthodontists and oral surgeons. This may have you asking “What is a family dentist?”
Simply put, a family dentist cares for people of all ages, from babies to seniors. Just like any other licensed dental professional, your family dentist and their care team will provide regular dental check-ups and cleanings, treat cavities or other dental issues, and perform routine oral cancer screenings. A family dentist will also make referrals for specialized dental care, such as orthodontia or oral surgery, should it become necessary. At Olathe Dental Care Center, we offer comprehensive dental services for the entire family.
Almost everyone has either experienced or heard stories about teething babies. When your baby starts drooling a lot, fussing, and chewing on everything in sight, you can be sure that those little pearly whites will be erupting soon. Most babies start teething at around 6 months of age, while others start as early as 4 months or as late as 12 months. Regardless of when you see your baby’s first tooth, it is important to begin their dental care as soon as your dentist recommends it. This is important both to ensure their oral health going forward, but also to get them accustomed to seeing the dentist. Starting early can make dental visits less stressful for your child.
Most children will have all of their baby teeth by about age 3. Even though these teeth will eventually be replaced by their permanent teeth, it is vitally important that even little kids practice good oral hygiene and have regular dental checkups. The health of their baby teeth will have an impact on their permanent teeth, and the habits you instill now will stay with your child for a lifetime. Our family dentists will be happy to show you and your children how to keep their smiles healthy and bright from infancy to adulthood.
Having a family dentist who can take care of everyone in your household is a great way to save time and hassle. We are all so busy these days! At Olathe Dental Care Center, you can schedule appointments for the entire family in one place. Having continuous care also keeps your dental records in one place, saving the trouble of transferring records when changing providers.
If you think a family dentist is the right choice for you and your family, call Olathe Dental Center at (913) 782-1420 to schedule your appointments today, or request an appointment online. We accept most dental insurance and offer additional payment options for uninsured patients. From baby teeth to dentures and everything in between, we will be happy to care for your family’s health. Celebrating over 60 years of smiles in Olathe, we look forward to seeing you soon!