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Family Dentistry

Overview of Family Dentistry

At The DentaLink you receive the warm, personal care you want for your family. We make certain your visits are pleasant, comfortable, fun, and educational. We want your entire family to feel relaxed and confident. This is especially important with children. We cater to children of all ages in a child-friendly environment with a friendly and caring staff.

Your child should see a dentist as early as when his or her first tooth grows in. Teeth can be victims of decay from the time they appear. It is essential that baby teeth are given excellent dental care, as they serve several vital functions in your child’s development.

Decay or other problems could interfere with chewing efficiently, which is necessary for good nutrition. Baby teeth are an aid in good speech development. They also save space for the adult teeth to grow in properly. If they are given appropriate dental care before problems arise, oral hygiene and dental visits become fun and rewarding.

The first visit is the time for your child to get acquainted with the dentist and grow comfortable with him. He will examine the teeth as well as check the bite, gums, jaws, and oral tissue for any problems. If treatment is required, he will go over your options. The hygienist will clean the teeth if needed. A discussion will follow that may cover such topics as oral hygiene, nutrition, and fluoride. The dentist will answer any questions you or your child may have. Be sure to tell the doctor concerns you have about issues such as thumb or lip sucking, pacifiers, or tongue thrusting.

It is imperative that your child's first dental visit be a positive one. If you are nervous, your child will also be apprehensive. Rest assured that at The DentaLink, your baby is in the safe hands of your caring family dentist. You can work together to make sure your child has a healthy attitude towards dental care. Good oral hygiene and regular dental visits are habits that will stick with your child for life!

Pediatric Dentistry

Peek-A-BooAt TheDentaLink, LLC, we are proud to offer a wide range of services to patients young and old. We not only assist adult patients but offer pediatric dentistry treatments. Pediatric dentistry is a field of dentistry focused on the care and attention of youth. This includes infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and school-aged children.

Dr. Allan Link and his team are experienced in working with children, especially those that may be difficult in the dental chair. We use a gentle approach to ensure children are at ease with our team. We introduce children to our staff and our instruments so they are familiar with what will be done during their visit. Most visits include a simple examination and X-rays to check the overall health of the teeth. In some cases, fluoride treatments and sealants are applied to protect the teeth from cavities and periodontal disease.

Children can undergo many services at TheDentaLink, LLC depending on their specific dental needs. This includes:

  • Cleanings
  • Examinations
  • X-rays
  • Fluoride treatments
  • Sealants
  • Extractions
  • Root canals
  • Dental care education

Dental anxiety is a common problem for both youth and adults, which is why we offer nitrous oxide sedation and local anesthetics. This ensures comfort and can relax individuals before and during their dental treatment, no matter how simple or complex the service. We understand visiting the dental chair can be anxiety-ridden, but we work with patients to put them at ease about seeing our team. This family-friendly practice is dedicated to making dental visits a positive experience.

Pediatric dentistry is just one aspect of what we provide in our state-of-the-art dental facility. We do encourage families in the areas of Saint Louis and Ballwin, Missouri to consider our practice for their entire family's dental needs. We offer comprehensive dental solutions for everyone and are experienced in helping patients of all ages. Contact TheDentaLink, LLC today to book your consultation appointment and introduce yourself to our team of friendly, caring professionals. We offer two convenient locations for patients in and around the community for easy appointment scheduling.

Family Dental Care

Family DentistryTaking care of the smile is a family affair! When parents set a good example in brushing, flossing, and regular dental appointments, they show their children the importance of good oral health care habits. This sets them up with the foundation necessary to achieve beautiful, healthy smiles for life. When families make an appointment at the dentist for examinations and cleanings, they are showing everyone the importance of quality care.

At TheDentaLink, LLC, we offer family dental care. We assist patients of all ages in achieving smiles they are proud to share with others. From simple cleanings and examinations to extensive smile reconstruction treatments, we do it all! Dr. Allan Link and his team work closely with patients to provide them the services required to improve health and beauty of their teeth, gums, and bone.

Some of the common family dental services available in our practice include:

  • Gum disease prevention, diagnosis, and treatment – gum disease can cause irreversible damage to the smile and should be addressed as soon as it is diagnosed
  • Cavity fillings – we use composite resin fillings for beautiful, effective restoration
  • Porcelain veneers – covering imperfections with porcelain veneers is a fast and affordable solution for enhancing the appearance of the smile
  • Orthodontics – straighten teeth with orthodontic services
  • Full and partial dentures – replacing missing teeth can be achieved with quality dentures
  • Sleep apnea treatment – obstructive sleep apnea is improved dramatically with the use of oral appliance therapy
  • Professional teeth whitening – brighten the smile with our KöR deep bleaching services
  • Dental implants – replace missing teeth in a permanent manner with dental implants
  • Oral surgery – oral surgery may be required for better health and wellness and can be performed right in our practice
  • Composite resin bonding – dental bonding repairs broken teeth and disguises issues such as spacing between teeth
  • Dental crowns – ceramic restorations such as crowns cover the natural tooth enamel for protection and strength
  • Dental bridges – one or more teeth in a row can be replaced with the use of a dental bridge
  • Oral cancer screenings – oral cancer is often overlooked but can be diagnosed with our VELscope diagnostic tool

If you live in the communities of Saint Louis or Ballwin and are interested in visiting a family-friendly dental practice to help with a wide range of dental concerns, contact the team of TheDentaLink, LLC today to make an appointment with Dr. Allan Link and his professional team.