Finding A Family Dentist Ready To Support Your Household

Being able to bring everyone in your household to one dental office does more than just make preventive care more convenient. You can show your kids just how comfortable the dentist’s office is by having your own services performed at the same location they visit. You also have one trusted source for information about everyone’s oral health needs. At our Ankeny, IA dentist’s office, we are proud to make space in the dentist’s chair for adults as well as kids. You can schedule pediatric dental exams for your kids, then have your own needs met during your routine dental checkups!

Can You Really Bring Everyone In Your Household To The Same Practice?

Kids and adults do require different things from their dental visits, which is why parents sometimes assume they will have to find a separate practice for their children. What you should know is that our practice is aware of how needs vary, and we can make sure that the care we provide suits everyone who visits with us. At pediatric exams, we combine traditional preventive care with instructions on good oral hygiene practices that kids should know about. For adults, we look out for common concerns like tooth decay and gum disease, but we are also here to discuss quality of life issues like bruxism and sleep apnea.

Scheduling Routine Dental Services For Your Kids

Once your child’s teeth begin to arrive, they become vulnerable to cavities, which means you will need to make sure their teeth remain safe. Cavities that affect young children can lead to developmental issues like the early loss of baby teeth and early onset of adult teeth, which can lead to issues with malocclusion. While it is important for kids to enjoy cavity care from their parents and dentist, they will need to learn how to care for their own teeth so that they are ready when the responsibilities of brushing and flossing fall to them.

Arranging Your Own Oral Health Services

Over time, gradual enamel erosion can change the color of your teeth, affect your resistance to decay, and even increase your risk for dental sensitivity. Regular checkups will help you protect your smile from harm, and they can lead to the detection and treatment of problems with bruxism, or nightly teeth grinding, which can hurt your smile and well-being. We can also take time during an appointment to discuss sleep apnea, a problem we can treat with an oral appliance. You will continue to need protection against tooth decay and gum disease as you age, but the right approach to dental care will address these issues and any new problems that arise over time.

Talk To Your Ankeny, IA Dentist’s Office About Appointments For Your Family!

Our Ankeny, IA dentist’s office is prepared to help patients of all ages with their oral health needs. To find out more about our practice and services, contact Dental Impressions at (515) 965-0230 to schedule a visit.