Family & Children's Dentistry
Maintaining a healthy mouth is important for everyone, regardless of age. Much of this oral care starts at home, with daily brushing and flossing. These habits help to keep plaque and bacteria at bay, reducing the risk of cavities and gum disease. However, even with proper oral care at home, issues can still occur. It is also important that regular professional cleanings and exams be performed as well. At Jillian Prather Family Dentistry, we can provide the care that your whole family needs with family and children’s dentistry.
Family DentistryEveryone needs professional dental care, regardless of their age. Chances are that you have people in different age groups living in your house. With our family dental services, we can provide comprehensive care for your family members in all stages of life. This means you do not have to find a separate dentist for your children. We provide expert care for all age groups. Much like general dentistry, the biggest concern of family dentistry is the oral health and hygiene of your teeth. However, unlike general dentists, we provide services for everyone in your family. The services we provide include:
|Cleanings and Exams. While brushing and flossing at home are essential habits for everyone, even those who are vigilant in their oral care can be faced with issues. Cleanings are designed to help you further prevent issues such as gum disease and cavities, while exams are designed to detect issues in early stages so that you can get the treatment you need.
|Preventative Treatments. Even with proper care, some individuals, particularly children, are more susceptible to tooth decay than others. Sealants and fluoride treatments can help to further prevent the development of decay and cavities.
|Cavity Treatment. If cavities do occur, fillings are needed.
|Gum Disease Treatment. Untreated, gum disease can lead to gum recession and tooth loss. Effective treatment helps to stop gum disease in its tracks and allow your mouth to heal.
Children’s DentistryThe needs of children are vastly different from the needs of adults. The mouths of children are constantly growing and developing,while undergoing many changes. Baby teeth erupt, but eventually, they fall out and are replaced by adult teeth. We can monitor the development of young teeth and jaws, assessing the risk for alignment, and other developmental issues. Our goal is to help ensure a happy, healthy, beautiful smile and help your child develop the oral hygiene habits they will need to maintain for the rest of their life.
We also understand that many children may be fearful about going to the dentist. This can cause them to tense up or refuse to open their mouths. We have made it our goal to make the dental experience a pleasant one for young patients. We have created a caring and compassionate environment and will tailor the treatment for your child based on their level of comfort.
When the process begins, we will speak to your child in a calm, pleasant voice. The tools we use will be shown to your child, and their purposes carefully explained before we use them. We also have televisions so that your child can watch their favorite show while we work, and we can even provide them with a comforting, warm blanket!
Professional care is essential for all family members, from young children to grandparents. If it is time to schedule an appointment, call Jillian Prather Family Dentistry today at (918) 401-9933.