Dental Care for the Entire Family
Keeping track of your family’s dental care needs can be tough, especially when everyone has
diverse needs, from children and teens to adults and seniors. Choosing a family dentist in
Austin, TX to handle your entire family’s oral care needs under one roof can save you the
hassle of scheduling multiple appointments with different practices.
Infants and children
You should take your baby to the dentist by the first birthday, or as soon as the first tooth erupts. Baby’s first teeth are usually partially formed at birth, but remain under the gums for about one year. During this period, and until your child is two years old, you shouldn’t use toothpaste when cleaning the teeth and mouth.
During the first visit, Dr. Koenig will inspect your child’s mouth to ensure that there are no problems, such as baby-bottle tooth decay, and give you a few tips to clean and care for your baby’s new set of teeth.
It is important to cultivate good dental care practices as early as possible to reduce the risk of cavities, gum disease, bad breath, and other dental problems. However, there are some problems that cannot be avoided by simple brushing and flossing, such as crowding and malocclusion, or bad bite. A bad bite can contribute to other problems such as excessive enamel wear, weakening of dental fillings, jaw pain, etc.
Early detection and treatment of these dental problems is recommended because the teeth and jaws are not fully formed. So any orthodontic treatment will be highly effective. Moreover, fixing your teen’s smile through teeth whitening or Invisalign will boost their confidence and self-esteem, which is important for their professional and social life.
Active teens may also benefit from wearing protective headgear and custom mouth guards to protect their teeth while playing contact sports.
Dental problems can affect anyone at any age. In fact, some adults are at greater risk of some problems due to their lifestyle choices. Professional cleaning and routine check ups can help to prevent and fix most problems in their early stages, such as cavities, gum disease, stained teeth, and even oral cancer.
Healthy smiles for you and your loved ones
Good oral health is not that hard to achieve, but it requires discipline. This includes regular brushing and flossing and keeping your dental appointments for professional cleaning and a dental checkup every six months.
You don’t have to wait until your tooth or mouth is in pain to see a dentist. Visit Park Dental in Austin, TX for a free consultation with Dr. Koenig and to plan your family’s dental care visits.Thank you for considering us as your Family Dentist.
We are located near the following schools:
- Ann Richards School for Girls
- Austin High School
- Crockett High School
- Joslin Elementary
- Sunset Valley Elementary
- Barton Hills Elementary
- Zilker Elementary
- Galindo Elementary
- Dawson Elementary
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