Are you looking for a dentist for your entire family?
If you are looking for a general dentist who will treat your entire family, look no further than Larsen Family Dental. As a holistic dentist in Bountiful, UT, Dr. Larsen is excited to teach the importance of good dental hygiene to your family. The earlier you begin bringing your child to the dentist’s office, the better chances they have of maintaining lifelong dental health and good oral hygiene habits.
Our goal is to provide you with a variety of dental services that meet the unique needs of your family’s smiles. Whether your teenage daughter is interested in Invisalign solutions for straightening her teeth or if your elderly parent needs a replacement set of dentures, we are here to help you with these issues.
We encourage patients of all ages to schedule an appointment with us online or call us at 801.228.0155 for more information.
Family Dentistry with Larsen Family Dental
We are excited to get to know you and your family at Larsen Family Dental. Our office provides compassionate, comprehensive care to patients of all ages. This means you get the convenience of always knowing who to call when you or your loved one needs dental care.
Family Dentistry FAQs
What should I expect at my child’s first dental appointment?
Your child’s first dental appointment is an exciting event. We want to keep them calm and comfortable so that they can look forward to continuing to visit our office. During the first appointment, we will provide a gentle cleaning and exam of their teeth, gums, and jaw. You should schedule your child’s first dental appointment after the eruption of their first tooth.
Can I schedule appointments for myself and my child at the same time?
Yes. We are glad to schedule appointments for as many members of your family around the same time so that you are not wasting unnecessary time driving back and forth to our office. Often, you and your child can be treated together so that you start and end your appointment at the same time.
If you require a specific dental procedure, it may be more difficult to schedule coordinating appointments, though we will certainly do our best to make your appointment times as convenient for your family as possible.
What can I do to make my child excited about going to the dentist?
We encourage parents to avoid any warnings of loud sounds or needles before the appointment. Their first appointment will be as minimally invasive as we can make it. Our goal is to get them comfortable in the dentist’s chair. Positive affirmations about going to the dentist from their parents make a big difference in their attitudes toward going to the dentist.
My child struggles to sit still. Will this be a problem?
It is common for children to struggle to sit still in the dentist’s chair. To combat this, our team works with extreme patience and care. Additionally, we offer sedation dentistry options to keep your child calm and comfortable. Dr. Larsen can recommend which type of sedation dentistry option will best meet your child’s needs.
How often should we visit the dentist?
No matter what your age is, it’s recommended that you visit the dentist at least every six months. This allows us to take note of changes to your teeth and mouth, clean any built-up plaque and tartar that your toothbrush doesn’t reach, and notice signs of any developing problems so that they’re caught in a timely manner.
How should I prepare before my dental appointment?
You should try to avoid eating too close to your dental appointment. Food particles can make your dental cleaning a messier process and they can also irritate your mouth and gums during cleaning. If you do eat, be sure to rinse your mouth out with water and/or mouthwash to try and get rid of these food particles.
What oral problems am I at risk of as I age?
As we get older, the most prominent dental problems that you’re at risk for change. In particular, you’re more like to suffer from tooth loss. Our teeth take on a lot, and that takes a toll on them over time. Elderly people are also more likely to develop infections or cancers, including ones in the mouth.
What dental problems are most common for young adults?
In the teen years into the early twenties, your teeth are moving into their final alignment. Sometimes, this alignment is crooked, crowded, or too spaced out, requiring correction. Invisalign is often used in these years to get a straight smile.
Wisdom teeth become an issue at this age as well. Many people don’t have enough room in their mouths for these teeth to erupt. We monitor them and determine if you’re a good candidate for wisdom teeth removal.
Schedule An Appointment For The Whole Family
We welcome patients of all ages at our dentist office. Call us or schedule an appointment online.