Start The Summer With A Healthy Smile

Overland Park, KS, dentist offers family dental care

Before the kids go to camp or your family starts their summer vacation, come in for a dental cleaning and examination. Family First Dental in Overland Park, KS, offers preventive care for patients of all ages. These visits should take place biannually to ensure your teeth and gums are healthy. The beginning of summer break is a great time to come in for a visit because your kids will not have to miss school or other important activities.

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What Is Included In Your Checkup

Your checkup is a two part visit that includes cleaning and examination. First, the hygienist will clean your teeth and remove plaque buildup. This can help prevent tooth decay, gingivitis, and other problems. Then an examination is done to detect early signs of cavities, periodontal disease, misalignment concerns, and many other issues. By seeing the dentist regularly, you can reduce the chances of needing an emergency visit in the future. Visits for kids can start as early as one year old to help get your child familiar with the routine. This can help them feel comfortable with the dentist and understand the importance of oral hygiene. These dental checkups should start during childhood and continue into adulthood.

If You Need Extra Care

Biannual examinations can help diagnose problems like cavities, bruxism, sleep apnea, and more. Your dentist may be able to tell you have bruxism if your pearly whites are extremely worn down or sensitive. It can be hard to notice on your own that you are grinding your teeth because it often happens when you are asleep or unaware. Checkups can help find the signs early so that the condition can be treated.

Cavities are one of the most common problems that patients face. Signs of decay like a change in color or texture of your tooth may be noticed during your regular checkup. Dental fillings can be used to restore your pearly whites after a cavity has occurred. The damaged part of your tooth will be removed and filled with composite resin. This helps prevent the decay from worsening and causing damage to the pulp.

Ask Us About Cosmetic Options

If you take proper care of your smile at home and see your dental team regularly, there may be very few concerns for your oral health. This does not mean that your smile is perfect, though. You may still notice blemishes like discoloration or other imperfections. You can use your biannual visit as an opportunity to ask your team about cosmetic improvements like whitening. This can be done at home or in our office to help give your smile a boost before summer vacation.

Schedule Your Checkup Today

Cleanings and examinations should be done twice a year. To schedule your visit, call Family First Dental in Overland Park, KS, today at 913-381-2600.