What Makes Welinsky Dental Center A Family Practice?
Welinsky Dental Center is a dental practice that offers patients a relaxing, comfortable, and highly professional experience. Whether you are new to our community or simply looking for a new dental provider you will be pleased to experience a high level of service and care at our office.
When you visit our office your comfort and care are our top priority. With the combination of a gentle dentist and modern technology, we can provide virtually pain-free dentistry. We also have many options to help patients have an anxiety-free visit.
Our Vision at Welinsky Dental Center is to get to know our patients on a personal level and develop a healthy relationship with our patients and not only be a dental provider but to also be a family. Also, to deliver a lifelong service of dental care and treatment options for the whole family. Our Mission is to meet the individual needs and exceed expectations of the patient through comprehensive examination, clear communication, and a high level of dental service.
Family Dentistry: What to Expect
When your family visits Welinsky Dental Care for your initial visit, Dr. Welinsky will review your dental and medical history, discuss any oral health habits you are concerned about and listen to your goals and expectations for your smile.
The Importance Of Baby Teeth
The health and stability of your child’s primary teeth or baby teeth have a direct effect on the long-term health and development of their permanent teeth. The primary teeth also play a role in speech development and your child’s ability to enjoy a normal, varied diet. If there are concerns we seek to address them as early as possible to allow for the most conservative and least invasive treatment.
During your child’s regular visits with us, we will monitor the development of their primary teeth and address any damage or decay to keep them in place until the permanent teeth are ready to erupt.
Dr. Welinsky will also look for any signs of developmental concerns related to the teeth or jaw structure. He may recommend an early orthodontic consult to ensure that your child’s bite will be comfortable and stable as they grow.
Dental Care for Children
Dr. Welinsky offers children’s dental services to help a growing smile remain healthy and to identify any concerns related to the development of your child’s teeth, gums, or jaw structure.
- Pediatric dental exams and cleanings
- Dental sealants
- Invisalign clear braces
- Tooth bonding
We also offer dental care for the signs of gum disease and teeth grinding in children to support the normal growth of their smiles and minimize damage to the teeth and gums. Dr. Welinsky works with local specialists as needed for complex tooth extractions, orthodontic concerns, and other dental problems that could impact your child’s dental health.
Dental Care for Seniors
Just like children, our dental needs are different as we get older. When we’re seniors, lifestyle habits and the natural aging process takes a toll on our teeth. They’re more likely to be stained and discolored because of years of coffee drinking and the natural diminishing of our tooth enamel. Professional teeth whitening can help take years off of your smile by eliminating those stains.
The senior population is also more likely to suffer from tooth loss. Again, aging takes its toll and you’re more likely to have problems with gum disease as well. We offer a wide variety of solutions to help you replace your missing teeth. Whether it’s one tooth or multiple, we’ll work with you to determine the best option for you.
Family Dentistry FAQs
What’s the difference between pediatric and family dentistry?
A pediatric dentist is trained to specifically treat children. However, a family dentist is trained to take care of the dental needs of patients of all ages. They can treat everyone from young children to seniors.
Why is care essential for primary teeth if they’re lost?
The primary teeth of children provide the base of their oral health for the rest of their lives. They help children chew and speak, as well as make sure their jaw is ready for adult teeth to come in. Without solid primary teeth, adult teeth can come in crooked and cramped.
How often should adults and children visit the dentist?
Both adults and children should visit the dentist at least twice a year for regular cleaning and checkups. If you notice any new or developing dental problems, call our office to be seen sooner.