At Michel Dental, nothing is more important that your family’s comfort and oral health. We want to help you choose a trusted family dentist in Topeka who will serve your needs best. Following are suggestions for how to find a dental practice well suited to you and yours.
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School is starting! While you’re searching out deals on shoes, backpacks or locker accessories, have you scheduled your child’s back to school check-up with Dr. Michael E. Michel, Silver Lake dentist? (more…)
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It’s really easy to take care of your teeth. Like, almost too easy. You know the drill: when a dental problem occurs you call our office in Silver Lake, KS and ask to see Dr. Michel. Then, if there is treatment or a procedure that needs to be performed, you schedule a time to get it done. That’s it. End of story. We think we do a great job at keeping people’s smile as healthy as possible. There’s only so much we can do on our end, though. We typically see problems as they are developing or after signs have been noticed, not before. We can pinpoint possible problematic areas for sure, but keeping problems from becoming bigger ones is all up to you.
Think about your kids for a second. They receive excellent dental care at our office but are they practicing good dental hygiene at home? If you’re not sure, we suggest sitting in on one of their morning routines and take note of what they are and aren’t doing correctly. There’s a lot you can learn about how your kids approach their oral health. If they could use a few pointers and some assistance, put on your cape and turn into Super Mom or Super Dad.
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It’s never easy choosing a new physician or finding one who can treat the whole family, but Dr. Michael E. Michel opened his Topeka, KS family dentistry practice more than 30 years ago. His years of experience, education, and continual dedication to serving his patients of all ages make Michel Dental a great option for the oral health of the whole family from pediatric to geriatric. Whatever your dental health care needs, Dr. Michel treats the whole family in one of two convenient locations. Call to schedule an appointment with our Silver Lake or Topeka, KS offices today.
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Oh those precious little ones with their precious little smiles. How quickly they grow. But while they are little, it’s important to care for their dental health, so children have a solid foundation upon which to build a lifetime of good oral health care. At Michel Dental in Topeka, KS, we want to help you instill the value of dental health, which is why children’s dentistry is an integral part of our preventive dentistry practice.
Truth be told, children’s dentistry begins long before you bring your children to see Dr. Michael Michel for their first checkups, and it begins at home with you. As soon as you see that first baby tooth break through those pink gums, it’s time to start cleaning their teeth. Just take a soft cloth that’s been dampened with warm water and wipe their teeth after feeding. As more teeth appear, you can begin to use a small, soft toothbrush with a dab of toothpaste.
Children’s Dentistry at Michel Dental
Around the time that your children are three years old, Dr. Michel will want to start seeing them in the office for dental checkups every six months. At these exams, we’ll clean their teeth and remove any plaque buildup, assess the health of their gums—yes, children can have gum disease—and we’ll take digital x-rays when necessary. Of course, if we find anything of concern, such as a cavity, we’ll want to treat with expediency in order to prevent a little problem from becoming a big one.
Fluoride treatments and dental sealants are another important component of children’s dentistry. Fluoride is a mineral that has been shown to strengthen teeth’s enamel. Dr. Michel may want to apply a topical fluoride treatment to boost the enamel’s ability to fight dental caries and tooth decay. Dental sealants are a clear or white plastic coating that Dr. Michel “paints” on to your children’s deeply grooved molars, creating a physical barrier between decay-causing bacteria and teeth.
Schedule an Appointment Today
If it’s time for your children to see the dentist, then call the office of Dr. Michel. We serve adults and children in Topeka, KS, as well as from the surrounding areas of Emporia, Lawrence and Manhattan.
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Fall is on the way and your children are heading back to school for another year of learning. Make sure they’re starting the school year out right by making sure they’ve had their regular dental checkup. At Michel Dental, we recommend that once your child has reached the age of four or five that they should have two dental checkup appointments a year.
Your child’s dental checkup appointment is where we clean their teeth and gums as well as inspecting for any potential problems. This also allows us to make sure their teeth are growing and developing correctly. Brushing and flossing are important parts of home tooth care, and we’ll make sure your children are learning the correct techniques.
While back to school can often be a hectic time of year, it’s still important to make time to care for you and your child’s smile. With proper dental care, your teeth can last you for a lifetime. If it’s been a while since your child’s last dental checkup appointment, please give us a call today to schedule one. Helping your child start off the school year with a beautiful smile is as simple as picking up the phone.
At Michel Dental, we offer quality dental care for a distinctive smile. Our Topeka dental office serves patients from Emporia, Lawrence, Manhattan, and surrounding areas. Call us today to schedule your appointment.
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