Plano Family Dentistry
When it comes to keeping your whole family smiling, it’s hard to find one activity that makes everyone happy. However, when it comes to keeping your family’s smiles healthy, the Parkway Vista Dental team has everything you need to achieve and maintain your healthiest smiles for a lifetime. Rather than scheduling numerous appointments in multiple practices, get everything your family needs at any age or stage of dental development from your caring Plano family dentistry team.
Comfort & Convenience
Pediatric dental offices can be uncomfortable for parents with child-sized seats and short table tops, but adult dental practices are intimidating for kids. Everything is big and bright and sterile. Parkway Vista Dental offers the best of both worlds. We have comfortable amenities for both kids and adults, and our friendly dentistry team makes a patient of any age feel right at home. Best of all, we are happy to set aside a block of appointments to see your whole family on the same day. That means you don’t need to juggle multiple office visits or take more than one day away from work or school. Once you reach our office, we’ll be happy to answer your questions, help you with insurance and new patient documentation, and give you a tour of the practice at your first appointment.
Your Child’s First Dental Appointment
When it’s time for your child to visit our team for the first time, we’ll walk you through exactly what to expect. The content of this appointment depends in large part on the age of your child. For infants or young toddlers, we complete a simple “lap exam.” Your child remains safe and comfortable in your arms as we gently examine their developing teeth. If we notice any areas of concern, we’ll review these with you. A dentist or hygienist will also walk you through best practices in at-home hygiene. When your little one is old enough to walk and talk, we’ll take them around the office and show them all of the cool dental tools, answer their questions, and make sure they feel right at home in our office. Our top priority is creating positive associations with the dental office, so your little one will look forward to visiting us year after year.
The key to providing effective family dentistry is to include a wide range of services. No two patients are alike, and everyone we treat requires unique care at each stage of their dental development. In early childhood, dental care will focus on educating young people on at-home hygiene and providing effective services to prevent cavities. In the teen years, we’ll need to monitor the development of wisdom teeth, address the alignment of patients’ bites with orthodontics, and provide continuing education to improve oral health.
As an adult, patients are at increasing risk for oral health issues like gum disease, dry mouth, and oral cancer. During regular checkups, we’ll monitor for these concerns, and offer conservative treatment to restore health right away.
Finally, senior patients will need increasing care to prevent diminished bone density that can lead to tooth loss. Older patients also begin to notice thinning tooth enamel, which leaves teeth with a yellowed appearance and may cause dental sensitivity. We can build up enamel to brighten the smile and relieve this increased sensitivity