(316) 630-9339
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 - Managing Your Anxiety About Going to the Dentist

April 5th, 2018

April is National Stress Awareness Month

We get it. A visit to the dentist is not something that most people look forward to. But at Wichita Family Dental, we want to do our part to change how patients perceive a visit to our dental office.

There are many reasons why people fear the dentist, and we don’t take it personally. Some patients have had negative past experiences at the dentist. Many patients fear needles, anticipate pain, or simply feel embarrassed. Whatever your reason, we want to assure you that Wichita Family Dental has a trusted record of easing dental anxiety and providing patients with a positive, personable, and comfortable approach to their individual and unique oral healthcare needs.

As highly trained healthcare professionals, the doctors and clinical staff and Wichita Family Dental are experts at treating patients who experience dental anxiety with compassion and understanding. There are many safe and comfortable techniques that aid in reducing a patient's stress. If you feel anxious about visiting the dentist, here are our tips for staying calm:

  1. Speak up: If you experience dental anxiety, let our staff know so they can adapt their techniques to your individual needs. We encourage you to agree on hand signals to communicate with your dentist during your procedure. If you feel pain or discomfort at any time, use them to alert your dentist.
  2. Focus on Your Breathing: We tend to instinctively hold our breath when we are anxious, but this actually decreases your oxygen levels and may increase anxiety. Instead of holding your breath, focus on slow and regular breathing.
  3. Listen to Music: If the sounds of the dental office bother you, feel free to pop in your ear buds and drown them out with music, your favorite podcast or audiobook.
  4. Read our reviews; they speak for themselves:

Great dental office if you are fearful of dental work!

I went to get a filling done due to my old filling falling out. I'm a BIG BABY CHICKEN when it comes to the dentist, but they didn't judge or laugh. Felt no pain during the entire appointment.

The best dental experience I've EVER had! I had bad tooth pain that was causing ear problems and I knew something had to be done. I have a very real fear of sedation so I put off getting my teeth pulled but the staff heard me out and with some compassion, got me to get it over and done with. No more pain!

I have not been to a dentist in over 25 years. I was nervous and scared honestly. The great people here made me feel relaxed and were very thorough with everything. I ended up having some teeth removed and do not believe it could have gone any better than it did. I will continue to use them as my dentist and recommend that anyone looking should give them a try.

  1. Let us help you relax. Enter our April referral contest to win a Traeger gift pack including a Traeger Tailgater Pellet Grill & Smoker, two packages of Traeger pellets, and a Traeger grilling tray.

Wichita Dentist - Our Top Five

March 26th, 2018

If you are looking for a permanent solution to missing teeth, dental implants are the most natural-looking and cost-effective option. Take a look the top five benefits of a dental implant from the experts at Wichita Family Dental and book a free consultation today!