Every member of your family has unique and age-driven needs. That’s why it is so important that you find a dentist who can serve your entire family. A true family dentist will never send a member away to another office because a true family dentist can do it all!
That’s what you’ll find at Edgewood Dental Care. We work hard to care for every member of your family so that you never have to worry about traveling elsewhere to find care. We truly are a one-stop shop in that regard.
Today, we want to begin a two-part series where we take a look at those unique needs for the various members of your family and what we can do to help you keep all of your favorite smiles healthy and happy! Today, we will take a look at the kids in your life!
A One-Stop Dentist Office
Our office prides itself on being a one-stop for families. Regardless of what your family member needs for a healthier smile, we have the ability to take care of it right here! In the extremely rare instance that we would have to refer you to another practice, we take that responsibility very seriously. We will make sure that you are going somewhere for the best care.
You sometimes see children referred out to specialist dentists, but we believe we can do it all right here! Let’s take a look at some of the special concerns that come along with kids and their smiles.
Childhood Dental Needs
Children are especially susceptible to dental needs because they are changing so quickly! It doesn’t take long for a child to go from problem-free to needing help! That’s why monitoring is so important at this age. You need a dentist you can trust, and you need to stick with it because you never know when things are going to go awry in a young mouth.
Cavity Prevention – Kids’ diets make them susceptible to lots of decay. They consume a lot more sugar than they should, which is very bad for those teeth. We work to prevent cavities through education and preventive measures, like dental sealants and fluoride varnishes.
Monitoring Growth – As we said before, those young smiles change quickly. As baby teeth come out and adult teeth go in, problems can occur! With great imaging technology, we can often spot those problems before they begin.
Friendly Environment – It’s important for your child to see a dentist who is willing to build a relationship with them. After all, we want your child to have a healthy smile for many years to come! That begins with a great experience as a child. We have that friendly environment here!
Your teenager has a whole different perspective on a healthy smile. Your teen is looking at this from a different perspective. The adult teeth are all in, now how can they look their best? Your teen might also be facing some tough social decisions that affect the teeth, so it’s important that you are bringing him to a dentist he can trust!
Orthodontics – Ortho is a big thing for many teenagers (and preteens) because this is the age when appearance really matters. If your teen is uncomfortable with their smile, we can usually do what’s needed to fix it! We offer traditional braces, but we can also use braces that are hidden, like Invisalign or ceramic braces, so your teen feels comfortable during treatment.
Avoiding Dangers – The teen years can be kind of dangerous for teeth. This is a time when things like tongue piercings and tobacco use might come up. We can be there to help walk your teen through this process by reminding them about the risks these habits come with, specifically for their smiles.
Building Independence – We are working with you to help your child develop healthy dental habits that will last a lifetime. When your child is a teen, you are really handing the reigns over. You will step out of the dental hygiene picture in a lot of ways, but we will be a constant to help your teen make the transition from being told what to do to doing the right thing on their own.
Make An Appointment Today
Check back with us tomorrow to learn how we support your family from adulthood into being seniors. In the meantime, contact our office to set up appointments for all of your family members! We can often take care of everyone at the same time! We hope to see you soon!