2019 Family Dentists Guide

. February 9, 2019.
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We know that you want to find the dental practice that works best for you and your kids. These dentists are dedicated to keeping smiles bright and clean for the whole family!

Ann Arbor Pediatric Dentistry

Ann Arbor Location: 2074 S Main St.
Chelsea Location: 200 S Main St., Chelsea
734-663-2490 | annarborpediatricdentistry.com

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What sets your practice apart?
Our mission is to provide the highest quality dental care to infants, children, adolescents and those with special healthcare needs. We have five pediatric dentists who have specialized training in caring for the unique dental needs of children. Our team is truly a family and we provide a family-friendly environment to ensure the most comfortable and positive experience possible as though they are part of our family too!

What’s one thing parents need to know about supporting their child’s dental health?
We recommend that parents help their child brush their teeth two times a day with fluoride toothpaste and floss once a day until the child can do it well on their own, which is usually around age eight. Drinking habits and a healthy diet of balanced meals is best to avoid frequent snacking or grazing on food through the day, as it can increase your child’s risk of cavities. We recommend limiting to two snacks a day that consist of crunchy fruits and vegetables, dairy products, and nut products. Avoiding sugary drinks. Milk with meals, and water in between meals, is best for dental health.

What is a common question you get asked by parents and what is your response?
We are often asked when to bring children in for their first dental visit. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend that children visit the dentist by age one, or within six months of their first tooth coming in. At this first visit, the pediatric dentist will examine your child’s teeth, check for decay, make sure the teeth are coming in the correct order, and brush the teeth with a soft toothbrush. Parents will learn tips and tricks for successful brushing, nutrition information and thumb/pacifier habits.

Wurtzel Family Dentistry

4554 Washtenaw Ave. | 734-971-2675 | annarbordentist.com

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What sets your practice apart?
We are a true family practice, Donald started the practice over 35 years ago and his daughter, Lindsey joined 9 years ago and son, Ben 7 years ago. We love seeing many generations of families, including children for all their dental needs. We pride ourselves on having the newest technology while still maintaining a welcoming, family atmosphere.

What’s one thing parents need to know about supporting their child’s dental health?
Dental health is extremely important to a child’s overall health. Good oral hygiene, a healthy diet and regular dental check-ups are essential to a child’s being.

What is a common question you get asked by parents and what is your response?
We are often asked when should they bring their child for their first dental check up. It is recommended to come anytime from 6-12 months or after the eruption of teeth.

University of Michigan School of Dentistry – Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry Clinics

1011 North University | 734-763-6933
dent.umich.edu/patients

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What sets your practice apart?
At the U-M dental clinics, we provide comprehensive dental care in a comfortable environment that supports oral health for patients of all ages. Our orthodontic and pediatric dental clinics provide everything from cleanings to fillings to braces and more at cost-effective prices by dental students under the supervision of our expert faculty.

What’s one thing parents need to know about supporting their child’s dental health?
Starting the conversation early with kids is important to establish good oral health habits. As soon as the first tooth emerges, parents can start introducing concepts of brushing teeth. Early visits, starting at age one, can actually save money and improve health by catching tooth decay and other issues before they become bigger problems for children.

What is a common question you get asked by parents and what is your response?
We often are asked why it is so important to brush and floss every day. Again, developing good habits early in life can lead to a lifetime of healthy teeth, gums and overall health. We help patients of all ages build healthy smiles for life.

Dr. Katherine Kelly Orthodontics

1020 E. Michigan Ave., Ste. E, Saline
734-429-7676 | DrKatherineKelly.com
Moving this summer to: 1245 Industrial Dr., Saline (At corner of Campus Drive)

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What sets you apart?
We are a friendly, family-oriented team that provides exceptional care and personalized treatment options utilizing state-of-the-art technology. Call our office today to arrange a complimentary consultation so that we can evaluate your occlusion (bite) and smile!

Why select an orthodontist?
Orthodontists are dental specialists who diagnose, prevent and treat dental and facial irregularities. They receive an additional 2-3 years of formal specialized education after completing dental school to learn the proper way to align and straighten teeth. Only those who successfully complete this formal education may call themselves “orthodontists”. Dr. Kelly is a member of the American Association of Orthodontics (AAO) and is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthodontics, a confirmation of her commitment to lifelong quality patient care.

What is the average age and duration of orthodontic treatment?
When early treatment is indicated, it may begin as early as age 7 and last for about 12 months. The more typical patient begins comprehensive treatment when the permanent teeth have erupted about age 12. This treatment may be achieved with traditional full braces or aligners and usually takes 12-24 months to complete.