Time to round everyone up and say “Cheese!” Edgewood Dental Care can do every treatment and procedure your family needs to get their teeth ready for your annual holiday card photo. And with a full team of dentists, dental hygienists, and extended office hours, we can often get the whole family in for appointments at the same time.

While you’re out shopping for the perfect set of matching sweaters, don’t forget that the best accessory is a beautiful smile by Dr. McMahon’s office! Just give us a call at 859-474-7830 to set a date that works best for your busy schedules. Our skilled staff, using the latest in dental care technology, will have you and the kids in and out in no time.

For Kids’ Teeth
Most of the time, kids only need a simple dental cleaning to polish up their smiles. Literally. One of our friendly dental hygienists will polish your child’s teeth at the end of their dental cleaning appointment. They’ll begin the appointment by cleaning your child’s teeth of any tartar or plaque buildup, followed by brushing and flossing.

To make sure your child’s smile stays in pristine condition between taking the holiday photo and the actual holidays, we can paint their teeth with a fluoride varnish to prevent tooth decay. The varnish goes to work reducing bacteria right away. Our fluoride treatment isn’t just for kids; we also treat teens and adults whose teeth need a little boost in the fight against tooth decay.

For Teens’ Teeth
If your teen needs braces, no need to put it off until after the family photo. Instead, schedule a consultation with us and see if your teen is a good candidate for Invisalign. Invisalign clear aligners are completely removable. Not only can your teen take them out for family photos but also when participating in after-school activities like sports and band. Invisalign is also a popular pick for parents and adults who want to straighten their teeth discreetly.

If you do decide to put braces off until after family photos, we can fit you or your teen with Fastbraces that will be off by this time next year. Fastbraces use special triangle-shaped brackets and a proprietary heat-activated wire, so you see results in weeks or months, not years.

For Parents’ Teeth
For adults, Edgewood Dental Care has several quick touch-up treatments for your teeth.
Have a tooth that’s always bothered you? Teeth recontouring is ideal for:

  • Pointy canines
  • Long tooth
  • Wide tooth
  • Tooth with minor chip
  • Unsightly bumps and grooves on the surface of teeth

We’ll take a small sander and smooth away those imperfections. This procedure is completely pain-free. You won’t feel a thing but elation at the sight of your new smile.

If your smile has dulled with age, you can get it back to the same bright white as your kids’ with our teeth whitening treatment. We have three different options for you to choose from.

  • KöR Whitening Deep Bleaching System – Permanently whiten your teeth. After 2 weeks of use, your teeth could be 16 shades whiter!
  • Laser Deep Bleaching – Get white teeth fast with our in-office laser-activated whitening gel treatment.
  • Zoom! Whitening – Get teeth that are up to 8 shades brighter after just one visit. Results could last as long as an entire year.

All of our options are gentle on your gums and provide reliable, impressive results. The same cannot be said about store-bought whitening kits.

If you have a tooth filling done or a dental crown placed, rest assured they won’t be making a cameo in your family photos. We use tooth-colored fillings and same-day CEREC dental crowns made of ceramic — never metal!

Grandparents’ Teeth
There are a couple different ways we can get a missing tooth replaced for your mom, dad, or yourself by family photo day.

  • Immediate-Load Dental Implants – By using only 4 – 6 implants instead of an implant for every missing tooth, we can get your dental implants placed and your replacement teeth fitted same-day instead of over the span of several months.
  • Dental Bridge – If your visit has been planned a little further in advance of your photo shoot, we can discuss your options for a dental bridge.

Your family will cherish these photos for years to come. Make sure your trip down memory lane isn’t tarnished by discolored smiles and crooked teeth.

These are just some of the quick turnaround treatments and procedures we can offer you and your family. For more in-depth questions or information about some of our more involved services, call us at 859-474-7830 or use our handy online form to contact us.