Family Dentistry

Maintaining a healthy and beautiful smile is important for everyone, regardless of age. At the Kansas City, MO family dentistry office of Dr. James R. Anderson, DDS, we offer all dental services for every member of your family.

The dental needs of adults often differs from the needs of children. Our dental professionals know the difference (and similarities) between caring for child and adult patients. We assess the current state of each patient’s oral health in order to determine the main priorities when it comes to general maintenance and tooth repair. Of course, if treatment is required or we think a patient may benefit from a procedure, we discuss that with the patient (or the parent/guardian if it’s a child) before any such treatment begins.

Child at the Dentist

Dr. Anderson can provide the entire family with routine check-ups, teeth cleanings, and oral health screenings to ensure gum disease, tooth decay, and gingivitis does not develop, and to teach patients to establish and maintain good oral hygiene habits as early as possible. In the event a patient comes to our office with an oral condition, Dr. Anderson will assist in treating and removing the issue and then focus on preventing future problems. For older adults who have already had the necessary alignments, treatments, or procedures for developing a beautiful and healthy smile, Dr. Anderson’s office can assist in maintaining any work that has been done. This includes replacing old veneers, creating dentures or crowns for damaged teeth, or whitening procedures to create an even more beautiful smile.

For teenagers, young adults, or anyone still looking to manufacture their perfect smile, Dr. Anderson can discuss the many cosmetic dentistry options for creating straighter, whiter, and brighter smiles in the place of severely crooked, damaged, or broken teeth. Teenagers or young adults may also seek whitening treatments or fillings for cavities.

Although most children are unlikely to have cavities or undergo the same procedures a teenager or adult would, regular visits to the dentist are still necessary. As young children begin developing their first set of teeth, Dr. Anderson can ensure the teeth are growing in properly and in the right places.

As children grow older and begin losing their baby teeth to make room for their second set of teeth, a dentist can continue watching for any abnormalities in where the teeth are developing or growing. A dentist can also maintain the health of the newly formed teeth using sealants and fluoride treatments, which can set the teeth on track for a healthy life.

At the Dentist