Visit our family dentistry practice in Kennesaw, GA for all your family’s dental care needs
Keeping your family – and yourself – healthy is one of the top priorities of any parent. But today’s modern families are busier than ever before with work, after-school activities, and social commitments, making it hard to keep up with scheduling appointments such as dental visits and check-ups. At Dentistry and Orthodontics at Kennesaw Point, our dental team understands the scheduling struggles of busy families and takes the stress out of maintaining your family’s oral wellness with friendly, compassionate care. Our family dentistry practice with two convenient locations in Kennesaw and Tucker, GA is equipped with the latest technology and a wide variety of services for everyone, from the littlest of patients to the young at heart!
What is family dentistry?
Family dentistry is a dental field that aims to maintain oral health at all life stages. A family dentist provides oral hygiene services, professional examinations, preventive care, and treatments for everyone from children to seniors, with a focus on providing the right types of dental care for each phase of life. The needs of a child are very different than that of an adult patient, and Dr. Kyandukhta Kalantari is well-trained in providing care for each unique patient as they move through all the wonderful stages of life. In particular, family dentists focus on ensuring that children receive the proper care and attention that they need—which means dental care that not only keeps their mouth healthy but also helps make them comfortable at the dentist and confident in taking care of their teeth and gums at home.
Benefits of seeing a family dentist
Getting your family dental care in one location has a number of benefits for everyone in the family.
- It is convenient – you can schedule appointments at the same time or back-to-back to save time and gas
- It sets a good example – when your kids see you getting your dental check-up, they learn by example the importance of good oral health practices
- We can monitor possible inherited conditions – if we are aware of dental issues that your parents, you, or your spouse have, we can monitor your children for those same issues and take preventive or treatment measures as soon as possible to stop them from becoming more costly and harder to treat
- All your dental records are in one place – instead of having to call all around town if you need your family’s dental records, they are conveniently located in one place
- It makes everyone more comfortable – we understand that not everyone loves going to the dentist, but when the whole family goes to the same place, it becomes a familiar environment, providing comfort to anxious patients
Why dental care for young children is important
It is a common misconception that because children lose their “baby teeth,” they don’t need as much attention as permanent teeth. Even though a child’s first set of teeth will be lost, usually starting around ages five to seven, these teeth play an incredibly important role in several areas related to your child’s growth and development. Healthy baby teeth are important for:
- A happy smile: smiling has been shown to have a number of benefits, and when your child is confident in their smile, they not only feel happier but also have improved social interactions
- Learning to say certain speech sounds: teeth are important for properly saying several speech sounds, such as t, s, ch, and others
- Preventing painful tooth decay or gum inflammation: painful issues such as tooth decay and gum disease can start as soon as your baby’s first teeth erupt, so it is important to keep your baby’s teeth and gums clean from food and bacteria
- Maintaining space for adult teeth: when baby teeth remain properly in place until they naturally fall out, they leave space in the mouth for the adult teeth to grow in; when baby teeth are missing before they should be, the other teeth naturally shift into that space and crowd the adult teeth when they come in
By regularly visiting a pediatric dentist from the time your child’s first tooth emerges, you can help ensure that your child’s baby teeth stay healthy and their gums remain disease-free. In addition, starting dental visits at an early age helps set a solid foundation for good dental health habits for their whole life!
Oral health in the tween and teen years
As children grow older and begin taking care of their teeth and gums on their own, regular dental care remains an important part of maintaining a healthy mouth. The dentist can show older kids how to properly brush and floss their teeth, remove any tartar or plaque that has built up, and answer any questions that they have about taking care of their teeth. A kid’s dentist also monitors for any signs of tooth decay, misalignment or bite problems that potentially need orthodontic work or other issues that may require additional treatment. Preventive treatments such as fluoride applications and sealants are also offered to help stop issues before they even start.
Dental care for adult patients
As we age, our teeth naturally undergo changes and certain issues such as decay and gum disease become more prevalent. Tooth restorations such as amalgam fillings, bridges, or crowns that you had placed long ago may also need to be replaced over time. In addition, adults need regular professional cleanings, examinations, and oral cancer screenings. Dr. Kalantari is highly trained in all aspects of adult dental care and works with patients to understand any symptoms they have and their treatment preferences to help them arrive at decisions regarding dental care when needed.
Schedule your appointment today
If you have been looking for a dentist in the Kennesaw or Tucker areas that can serve your family’s oral health needs, your search has ended! With dental care for your whole family that you can trust, you can take one less stressor out of your days and get on with living your life to its fullest. Dr. Kyandukhta Kalantari, known as “Dr. Kay,” loves every aspect of her job as a dentist and is honored to provide care for your family. She is fluent in both English and Farsi and is passionate about keeping up with the latest advances in dental care so that she can provide the highest quality of care. Kids enjoy the warm, fun atmosphere and look forward to dental visits, and parents can rest easy knowing that their family’s oral health is taken care of.
New and existing patients are always welcome to schedule an appointment at our family dental center. In Kennesaw, patients can call 678-275-2066, and in Tucker, our office can be reached at 678-580-3060. We look forward to seeing your whole family smile!