When you choose a dentist for your child, you want to make sure that you choose a dentist that has experience in pediatric dental care, such as one of our Holland Family Dentists at Lakeside Smiles. Treating adults is very different from treating children. Since going to the dentist is a new experience for children, choosing a dental practice that offers a positive experience for your little ones is very important. Your children’s first experiences will create the foundation for their dental health for years to come. If your children view going to the dentist as fun and enjoyable, they will be less likely to have anxiety and will be more inclined to want to go for regular dental visits.
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A dentist who has experience working with children will educate and motivate. They will teach your children how to care for their teeth in a way that motivates them to do so. This makes it easier for you to get your children to follow through with their dental care at home. A dentist who is experienced in pediatric dental care will also do everything possible to ensure that your children feel comfortable by providing an environment that lessens the anxiety of dental procedures as much as possible. That’s exactly what you can expect when your children some to our office. Our Holland Family Dentists, at Lakeside Smiles help our pediatric dental patients to establish good oral habits through education and prevention while providing a comfortable, light hearted, fun environment for them.
Our Holland Family Dentists and the rest of our professional staff at Lakeside Smiles are not only able to take care of your children’s dental care; we are able to care for your entire family. We have experience providing exceptional dental care to both children and adults. What distinguishes our practice from the rest is that we pay attention to the specific needs and preferences of each one of our patients. We are equipped to meet all of your dental needs. Whether you need an exam, cleaning or full mouth restoration, we promise to provide you with exceptional and compassionate care. Our goal is to provide you with a beautiful healthy smile in an environment that is pleasant and professional. If you have any questions, we welcome you to give our office a call. One of our friendly associates would be happy to help you. We look forward to providing you and your family with the quality dental care you deserve.
Everybody loves a bright white smile, and there are a variety of products and procedures at Lakeside Smiles available to help you improve the look of yours. Professional teeth whitening by our Holland cosmetic dentists at Lakeside Smiles is your best choice when you need immediate whitening results. This procedure is called chairside bleaching. During chairside bleaching, our Holland Cosmetic Dentist will apply either a protective gel to your gums or a rubber shield to protect the oral soft tissues. A bleaching agent is then applied to your teeth and a special light is used to enhance the action of the agent.
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Some patients prefer to do the whitening in the privacy of their own home and here at Lakeside Dental we do offer several types of safe, effective products for use at home which can be dispensed by our Holland Cosmetic Dentist. They are generally teeth whitening trays, strips, or paint-on products. These products contain peroxide(s) which actually bleach the tooth enamel, eliminating pesky surface stains. Peroxide-containing whiteners come in a gel and are placed in teeth whitening trays. Some products are used twice a day for 2 weeks, while others are intended for overnight use for 1-2 weeks. At Lakeside Smiles, we will make a custom-fitted teeth whitening tray for you that will fit your teeth precisely. On the other hand, teeth whitening strips, which are available in your local pharmacy, are thin, flexible plastic strips containing a thin film of hydrogen peroxide bleaching on one side. Whitening strip kits often come with two types of strips: one for the upper teeth and one for the lower teeth. The bleaching agent is applied by placing the strips over your teeth and gently pressing the strips into place to make sure there is total contact with all your teeth. Teeth whitening strips are typically worn for 30 minutes a day, twice a day and the duration of treatment will vary.
Another option is paint-on teeth whitening which allows you to apply a bleaching agent directly to your teeth without a tray or strip. You simply “paint” the whitener onto the surface of clean, dry teeth and wait about 30 minutes while the paint turns to a dry film. To remove this film, you simply brush your teeth with a toothbrush. Paint-on whitening products require twice-daily applications to be effective. The duration of treatment will vary. An advantage in this process is that you can selectively paint individual teeth. If you decide you would like to go beyond regular care to make your smile even brighter, you should investigate all of your options with the Holland cosmetic dentists at Lakeside Smiles.
Generations of healthy smiles is our goal at our Holland family dentist office. Our Holland dental staff takes great satisfaction in helping you and your family maintain optimal oral health. Our Holland dentist, Dr. Michael Meyers focuses on soft-touch preventative services for healthy teeth and gums. We feel it is important that our patients understand the proper way to brush and floss at home, resulting in improved year-round dental health.
A visit to our Holland dental practice will begin with our professional and highly trained hygienist who will clean polish and examine your teeth and gums. We will also go over any suggestions for improving your dental hygiene routines at home, and answer any dental questions you may have. Dr. Meyers or Dr. Katherine Vanderwal will complete a comprehensive examination, which includes an oral cancer screening, TMJ evaluation, review x-rays and making any recommendations for additional treatment that may be necessary.
Among our Holland dentist, Dr. Meyers, dental specialties is the treatment of sleep apnea. If you are troubled by mood shifts and fatigue you may have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). OSA occurs when the airway becomes blocked during sleep, causing the person to wake up in order to regain muscle strength in the throat to reopen. Therefore people with OSA do not get sufficient sleep. OSA can be treated, and our Holland sleep apnea dentist specializes in diagnosis and treatment of the disease.