A healthy smile is important for everyone, regardless of age. Dr. John P. Goodman provides comprehensive dental care for the entire family, in a comfortable environment that puts everyone at ease. Kids will even enjoy visiting the dentist, given Dr. Goodman's demeanor and attitude. For your convenience, our staff can schedule you and your children for a visit at the same time. Most importantly, the family dentistry services we provide at our Kansas City, MO, practice can provide long-lasting, beautiful smiles for everyone in your family. Contact our practice to schedule an appointment or to learn more about our family dentistry services.
The Importance of Family Dentistry
Dr. Goodman enjoys, and prefers, to treat the entire family, for children to seniors, since it allows him to provide continuity in dental treatments. Oral health conditions, like decay and gum disease, often have a genetic link. By caring for multiple generations, Dr. Goodman will know what treatments have worked for your family in the past. This can result in more accurate diagnoses and treatment plans when problems arise for other members of your family.
Dental Care for Children
Preventive care is important for children, as well as adults. Children can be more prone to decay since they do not always maintain optimal oral hygiene habits, like skipping brushing, or not brushing as well as they should. For this reason, we perform routine cleanings and exams for toddlers, kids, and teenagers. Our team is very gentle, and we make the experience pleasant and upbeat for your child.
Every member of your family should visit the dentist at least twice a year. Children can begin visiting us around their first birthday, making biannual visits after that.
We offer fluoride treatments, an essential treatment for kids. Fluoride is a mineral contained in many foods and most municipal water supplies. Since the mineral will strengthen developing teeth, your child may need additional fluoride for optimal oral health.
Once your child’s permanent molars erupt, Dr. Goodman may suggest dental sealants. Placed over the top of the back teeth, the liquid coating in sealants will harden, to form an impenetrable barrier. Dental sealants help prevent food and bacteria from gathering in the grooves of the teeth, causing decay. Since sealants can last for years, they can help protect your child’s smile well into adulthood.
Dental Care for Older Adults
In addition to the general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry services we offer for adults, we also take exceptional care of our senior patients' oral health. We understand the needs of our older patients, and will accept new patients who need anything from dental fillings to dentures to dental implants. All adult patients receive an oral cancer screening during their routine check-up. Dr. Goodman and his skilled team want to build a long-term relationship with you, and take care of your smile during all the stages of your life.
How Often Should You Visit?
Every member of your family should visit the dentist at least twice a year. Children can begin visiting us around their first birthday, making biannual visits after that. In some cases, we may suggest more frequent visits, especially if you have a history of dental health problems.
We understand that it can be time consuming to schedule appointments for yourself and your children. Therefore, we will make every effort to schedule your appointments at your convenience. Whenever possible, we will schedule exams for you and your family at the same time.
Schedule Your Family's Visit
Dr. Goodman and his friendly staff enjoy caring for multiple generations, and are skilled in catering to patients of all ages. Contact our dental practice today to make us your dental home for many years to come.