Complete Family Dentistry in Tulsa, OK
At Masterpiece Smiles, we practice family dentistry. That means you can have one place for the dental needs of your whole family. Our Tulsa, OK dentist office is comfortable for all ages, so don’t hesitate to visit!
The Best Age to Begin Visiting the Dentist
Even though your child just has baby teeth, you still need to worry about dental care. Cavities do not care how old you are. Besides, you want to establish early on that going to the dentist is something normal everyone has to do.
In general, you should bring your child to our Tulsa, OK dental office by their third birthday. Usually, teeth have completed coming in by then. This lets our family dentists make sure there are no problems or catch them early if they crop up between visits.
Your Child’s First Visit
The real purpose of your child’s first visit for a family dentistry appointment to our Tulsa, OK dental office isn’t just to help their baby teeth stay healthy. It’s also something our dental team will do. Really, the main purpose is to set the stage for great dental health. If your child has a bad time at their first dental appointment, they might start to dislike going. That can lead to missing out on important dental care.
We focus on making sure your child is comfortable and feels safe. Our dentists will do only as much as your child allows. If that means a full appointment with a dental cleaning and exam, great. If that means just counting teeth, so be it. It’s much more important to help your child feel comfortable here.
Metal Braces for Teens
Teenagers often get braces because that’s when teeth have mostly stopped moving. Getting orthodontic treatment earlier than that will often mean having to re-do the orthodontic work later on. But metal braces aren’t the only orthodontic treatment available these days.
Instead, you can opt for the “invisible braces” of Invisalign. These clear plastic aligners are customized to be worn over your teeth. They’ll help your smile look straight and even. Because they’re clear, they’re practically invisible when worn.
Help Your Child Relax At The Dentist’s Office
Children can have fears. They might not sound reasonable to adults, but for them, those fears are very real. That’s why our dental team will go out of our way to help your child feel welcome and safe. We take our time and will do only as much as your child is comfortable with. If dental work needs to be done, nitrous oxide (laughing gas) is a safe option for many children.
If you are ready to help your family have great dental habits that can last a lifetime, schedule a family dentistry appointment today at 918-925-9687 or use our convenient online form for your next appointment.