Why a Dentist is Important to Your Family

An important factor in teaching your children to take goodcare of their dental health is taking them to visit the dentist. Like their parents, children over the age of three should attend regular dental checkups and cleanings at least once every six months as part of a good dental hygiene routine. If children develop cavities, or require orthodontic treatment to straighten their teeth, then they’ll need to visit the dentist more often to restore their good dental health. What sets a family dentist apart from a run-of-the-mill general dentist is his ability to successfully address the issues specific to each member of your family, regardless of their age and specific dental needs.

Keep Your Smiles Clean, at Home and at the Office

You’ve been brushing and flossing your teeth all on your own for most of your life, and you teach your children to do the same based on the same principles you’ve learned. These principles have remained largely unchanged since you were a child, but with modern dentistry’s advancing technology, more effective methods exist of keeping your family’s smiles clean and healthy. Besides thoroughly cleaning your teeth at your dental checkups, our caring and compassionate hygienists will also work with you and your family to optimize your home hygiene’s effectiveness.

Provide More than Routine Dentistry

Patients who have a strong apprehension about undergoing dental treatment (dental phobia), or who need an especially complex restorative treatment (like dental implants) require more consideration than others. As a family dentist, Dr. Quinn understands that dentistry can induce anxiety in some patients; but he also knows that receiving treatment in a prompt fashion is often vital to a procedure’s success. To reduce anxiety and help patients receive the care they need, Dr. Quinn offers a variety of sedation dentistry techniques, including oral sedation, nitrous oxide, and in rare cases, intravenous (IV) sedation by a licensed anesthesiologist.

About Your Grand Prairie Family Dentist: 

Dr. Quinn Smith is a well-respected and highly experienced general, restorative, and family dentist in Grand Prairie, TX. He takes a patient-first approach that starts from the moment patients enter our Pecan Tree Dental office, and he offers a three-year guarantee on all dental work that he performs. Whether you and your family are new or returning patients, you can schedule a consultation or your next appointment with Dr. Smith by contacting us at (972) 262-5111.