Family Dentistry Services Help You Maintain a Healthy Smile
Dr. Jeffrey Van Hook and Dr. Stephanie Ligerakis offer a wide variety of family dentistry services at our Canton, MI, office so each member of your family can achieve and maintain optimal oral health. At The Village Dentist, we are fully equipped to provide preventative, cosmetic, and restorative procedures for patients of all ages. Having a dentist available that can treat children, teenagers, adults, and seniors allows each member of your family to receive personalized, comprehensive care through every stage of life from the same dentist. From the moment you step foot in our facility, you will be treated like family and receive a customized treatment plan to meet your unique needs. We are also proud to offer financing options so that every member can receive the dental care they want and need.
What Is Family Dentistry?
Our doctors and the team at The Village Dentist focus on delivering preventative care, as well as oral hygiene maintenance and education for patients at every stage of life. Although very similar to the types of procedures provided in general dentistry, family dentistry services are not restricted to a specific age range. As dentists who specialize in family dentistry, Dr. Van Hook and Dr. Ligerakis can provide quality comprehensive and preventative dental care for you and each member of your family to help you achieve healthy, beautiful smiles. Many patients also find that it is easier to schedule their dental appointments together.
One of the most important aspects of our office is encouraging patients to attend a routine dental exam every six months.
We recommend that you start bringing your child in for a routine exam beginning when their first tooth emerges to help get them acclimated to our dental office. This will not only protect their long-term oral health, but prevent dental phobia and anxiety from developing. Our fun-loving and caring staff will put you and your child at ease, making the overall experience a positive one.
What Happens During a Routine Dental Exam?
One of the most important aspects of our office is encouraging patients to attend a routine dental exam every six months. This serves as the first line of defense in maintaining healthy oral hygiene and catching potentially serious health conditions, such as gum disease and oral cancer, early when they are most easily treated.
During your routine checkup, we will provide an array of treatments according to your needs.
- Digital X-Rays: This digital imaging significantly reduces your exposure to radiation and will help determine the health of your teeth and gums.
- Hygienic Cleaning: One of our caring dental hygienists will carefully eliminate plaque buildup with an ultrasonic scaler and clean your teeth with an abrasive toothpaste and high-quality polisher. She will also take the time to educate you and your child on the proper techniques in brushing and flossing to help you maintain your healthy smile. Your doctor can address any tooth decay and infection with a tooth-colored filling or root canal therapy. We can provide nitrous oxide during treatment for optimal comfort. If severe decay or restorative treatment is needed, we may refer your child to a pediatric dentist.
- Fluoride and Sealants: We provide fluoride treatment after each cleaning to help strengthen enamel and prevent cavities. For children and pre-teens, we can provide an even stronger line of defense with dental sealants. These plastic coatings cover back molars to prevent tooth decay from developing on the biting surfaces of the teeth.
- Gum Disease and Oral Cancer Evaluation: Your doctor can also protect your overall oral and physical health by providing additional screenings to detect the earliest symptoms of gum disease and oral cancer and recommend appropriate treatment.
Schedule Your Routine Exam
Dr. Van Hook and the team at The Village Dentist look forward to caring for you and your family for many years. Contact our office to schedule your consultation.
"I had a great first experience. Both my hygienist and Dr. Van Hook were very friendly and explained everything well. I also appreciate the text-message reminders!"Linda V.