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Wichita Family Dental
9339 E. 21st St. N., Wichita, KS 67206
1445 N. Ridge Road, Wichita, KS 67212
Monday- Thursday: 7:00am to 6:00pm Friday: 7:00am to 5:00pm Saturday: 8:00am to 3:00pm

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Dental Insurance Benefits: Use Them; Don't Lose Them!

October 8th, 2018

Don't throw your money away by missing out on valuable dental care before the end of 2018. Call now!

Wichita Dentist - May is Older Americans Month

May 7th, 2018

Engage at Every Age: May 2018

For 55 years, Older Americans Month (OAM) has been observed to recognize older Americans and their contributions to our communities. Led by the Administration for Community Living’s Administration on Aging, every May offers opportunity to hear from, support, and celebrate our nation’s elders. This year’s OAM theme, “Engage at Every Age,” emphasizes the importance of being active and involved, no matter where or when you are in life. You are never too old (or too young) to participate in activities that can enrich your physical, mental, and emotional well-being.

At Wichita Family Dental, we seek to educate patients of every age about the benefits of good oral health. As we age, our mouths change. It can be more difficult for older patients to recognize oral health issues as the nerves may shrink and teeth may become less sensitive. We are at a higher risk of gum disease, dry mouth, and oral cancer as we age. In addition, oral health issues can be indicative of other chronic health conditions, so regular visits to the dentist are essential for older patients.

Here are our tips for maintaining oral health as you age:

  1. Keep your regular dental checkups as they will help you address potential issues before they become major problems. Get your annual oral cancer screening. At Wichita Family Dental, your screening is part of your hygiene appointment.
  2. Brush your teeth twice a day using a toothbrush with soft bristles. Floss between your teeth to prevent decay. If you wear dentures, clean them daily.
  3. Be aware of changes in your mouth. If you notice unusual bumps or sores, contact your dentist immediately.

24-Hour Dentures

Have you been thinking about dentures? At Wichita Family Dental, we offer both complete and immediate dentures. Complete dentures are for patients who have lost all of their teeth. Immediate dentures are for patients who still have some natural teeth. Both complete and immediate dentures can be completed in just one day. Our immediate dentures require approximately 5 hours for imaging, creation, and placement while complete dentures require approximately 8 hours. Those who get immediate dentures will return to the office after 6 months for realignment to make sure the fit is perfect. Wichita Family Dental also offers flippers, or partial dentures. These can be completed in one day as well.

Dentures at Wichita Family Dental are of the highest quality. We offer heat injected dentures which have a 15% tighter fit than cold pour dentures. They are less porous, have a smoother appearance, and are 100% customizable. Your teeth can be made in a wide variety of shapes and colors. You will love your new smile!

At Wichita Family Dental, we also offer same-day denture repair and realignment. We are happy to realign or repair dentures for all patients – including those who had their dentures placed at other offices. If you damage your denture, please call us to schedule an appointment for repair as soon as possible. DO NOT use superglue to repair it yourself as you will permanently damage the denture.

Get Outdoors at Every Age

Enter our May referral contest to win a Camping Escape gift set including a 4-person tent, 2 sleeping bags, 2 hiking backpacks, and a camping cooler. Get out and engage at every age!

 

References:

Older Americans Month 2018. (2018). Retrieved April 20, 2018, from https://oam.acl.gov/2018/materials.html

Wichita Dentist - Welcome to the Wichita Family Dental Blog

December 27th, 2017

Dr. Pierson, Dr. Begnoche, Dr. LeMaster and their team of experienced dental professionals would like to welcome you to the Wichita Family Dental blog! We hope to provide you with a small glimpse into our practice and what you can expect during your visit. Please check back often for descriptions of the comprehensive dental care we provide, updates on promotions and events at our office, and important and interesting information about your oral health. You can also view the biographies of our doctors and learn what sets our practice apart.

Feel free to leave a comment or question for our doctors and staff – we hope this will be a valuable resource for our patients, their families, and friends!

We look forward to taking care of all of your dental needs. Welcome to our family!