Family Dentistry

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There is nothing more precious than the smile of a child. Make sure you trust the care of that smile to a dentist who understands that. At S&G Family Dentistry, our team value our younger and older patients alike, and we look forward to helping your whole family get and keep great smiles for life.

Is family dentistry different from general dentistry?

The answer to this question is not a simple yes or no. Family dentistry is different from general dentistry in a few ways. The first is that family dentists will see young children, while some general dentists may see older kids and adults only. The second is that family dentists tailor some procedures specifically to younger patients. However, both dentists typically offer the same services. Our dentists will be happy to explain the nuances of the pediatric care we provide.

How old does my child need to be before coming to S&G Family Dentistry?

S&G Family Dentistry will see children as young as 18 months old, by which point they have developed their first few teeth. This way, we can keep a close eye on their dental development and catch any issues early on before they become a real problem. This also helps us build rapport with your child from a young age. We can help them develop healthy dental habits and keep their smiles safe from danger through adulthood.

What can I do to help my child have a good experience at the dentist?

It starts with helping them be comfortable in the office. Bring them with you for your dental appointments so that you can set a good example for them. Show them that there is nothing to be afraid of at the dentist, and that we are here to help you. The relationship we can begin building when they are young will go a long way toward helping them have a healthy outlook on going to the dentist as well.

Do I have to be present during my child’s dental appointment?

If your child is comfortable in the chair and able to sit for treatment, there is no reason you have to stay in the room. You can wait in our comfortable lobby or, better yet, get your dental care done at the same time. With our office space and ample staff, we are able to treat a family of four or five simultaneously. This saves you valuable time and gets you back out doing what you want and need to do.

Is your office kid-friendly?

Yes! We have a TV dedicated to showing kid-friendly, kid-appropriate programing, and we also have a prize drawer for kids to choose a treasure from after their appointment. This is a great way to encourage your little ones to look forward to the dentist and see our office as a positive place to go.

To get your family’s smiles taken care of under one roof, call our Leawood, KS office today at 913-945-1612. You can schedule your family’s appointments using our online form as well.

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