What Dental Care Does Your Family Deserve?
Who are the most important people in your life?
Do you want them to be as healthy as they can be?
Does that include their oral health?
We hope so. We also hope you bring them to our dentist office, which serves families in and around Snellville, GA.
Our practice has been designed to provide comprehensive dental care. Our compassionate staff has the knowledge and the skills to meet the changing oral care needs for every member of your family.
To learn more about us and our approach to dentistry, we encourage you to visit Parkway Dental in person or to call our office.
Building a relationship with your children can go a long way toward preventing dental anxiety later in life. We think every patient who comes to see us is special, but we strive to make your child feel that way during his or her first visit to our office.
We certainly want to examine your child’s teeth and take X-rays. If there are any problems we want to identify them as soon as possible.
However, it’s also important that your child feels comfortable throughout his or her visit. We do what we can to make this first visit as stress-free as we can. Our intention is to help your child grow accustomed to our office, so future visits will be easier on everyone.
This first visit is a good opportunity for parents, too. You can use this time to learn more about home dental care routines and about the many services that we provide under one roof.
Preventive Dental Care
Benjamin Franklin is credited with the saying, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” This is true in many aspects of life including oral health.
Cavities and gum disease are common problems that can lead to much bigger issues if they are not addressed early. However, the best way to do this is by stopping them from happening at all.
The American Dental Association recommends three basic steps to combat tooth decay and periodontal disease.
First, brush your teeth twice a day. Remember to use a fluoride toothpaste and a soft-bristled toothbrush, and scrub your teeth for at least two minutes, being sure to clean them from all sides.
Second, floss between your teeth every day. You can use any kind of floss that you like … as long as you actually use it.
Third, you should visit the dentist twice a year (or more in some cases) for routine cleanings and examinations. Our staff will give you and your children a professional cleaning to remove plaque and tartar, and we will keep an eye open for anything that looks like it could lead to bigger problems.
If you want to take things a step further, we also offer fluoride treatments. Fluoride is a mineral. When it is applied to your teeth, it can strengthen and repair enamel.
If you have little athletes, then we also would encourage you to look into our custom-fitted mouthguards.
These provide the highest levels of protection for teeth during high-impact sports, and they are more comfortable than the one-size-fits-all mouthguards available in stores.
As your children get older, they will go through a lot of changes.
One of those changes is losing their primary teeth and getting their permanent teeth. This is generally the time when teenagers will go through orthodontic treatment if needed.
Metal or ceramic braces are one option to move your teens’ teeth, but they brackets and wires are the only way to straighten their smiles.
We offer Invisalign at our practice. This system uses a series of clear, plastic aligners to gently push his or her teeth instead.
Many teens appreciate how discreet, comfortable, and convenient Invisalign is. It’s also a great option for adults who with their teeth were straighter or whose teeth relapsed after the orthodontic care they received when they were younger.
Most people get their third molars, a.k.a. wisdom teeth, between the ages of 17 and 21, and for around 8 in 10 people, those teeth need to be removed to avoid long-term oral health issues.
This is another thing that we can do in our office.
Keep Things Simple
Your life is already complicated. Your dental care doesn’t need to be.
Parkway Dental can meet the oral care needs of patients who have just gotten their first teeth, patients who need to have their teeth replaced, and everyone in between.