Family Dentistry in Wichita, KS
Our Family Dentistry Services
Comprehensive family dentistry in Wichita, KS to keep your family healthy.
We know what it’s like to be at the helm of a family nowadays. Our dentist in Wichita, KS has built our family dental practice on extensive training and multiple-family member scheduling methods for helping busy families like yours take care of their oral health needs with ease—even amidst the pressures at school and in your career.
Our entire dental team at Smile Connections loves seeing kids and showing them the importance of good dental hygiene but with a fun twist (adults get in on the fun too!). Our comforts and training make dentistry gentle, affordable, and convenient for all ages and schedules.
You can rest assured that your family dentist, Dr. James Volker, will treat your family with the same attention and care as he would his own children, spouse, and parents.
Do you have red, swollen, or bleeding gums? It could be a sign of gum disease. Aside from the risk of losing your teeth, gum disease can lead to other health risks, including diabetes, heart disease, birth defects, and so much more. It’s recommended you eat a balanced diet, practice excellent oral hygiene, and visit our family dentist on a regular basis.
At Smile Connections, we want to save your natural teeth. We may pursue options such as scaling and root planing or deep cleanings to heal your gums gently. Ask us about our gum therapy options!
Our family dentistry in Wichita, KS thrives on the power of prevention. We always let you know what’s going on with your mouth and educate on what needs to be done to keep your smile for the rest of your life.
Some prevention methods we use are sealants – a thin coating usually painted on your back teeth (those hard-to-reach places) to prevent decay. We also offer fluoride after every hygiene appointment to give your smile that extra defense it needs.
Do you grind your teeth at night? It’s okay – it’s a common problem among many Wichita residents. Grinding your teeth not only deteriorates your enamel, but it can cause future TMJ problems, affecting your overall quality of life.
Dr. Volker offers customized mouthguards and nightguards, which fit comfortably around your smile while protecting it from the nightly grind.
When a tooth gets decay, a filling is needed to save the tooth. We most often use composite (tooth-colored) metal-free fillings – These fillings look the most like natural teeth.
You can smile proudly with your tooth-colored fillings and look like you’ve never had a cavity.
Root canal therapy is needed when the inside of your tooth gets infected. This treatment removes the infection, stops the pain, prevents it from getting reinfected, and saves your tooth.
Interested in straightening your teeth? Ask us about braces.
It’s the most effective orthodontic method for straightening minor to complex cases in adults and children.
Having straight teeth helps prevent dental problems, makes oral hygiene easier and boosts your appearance and confidence.
“I like how everyone is always friendly. The staff does a great job explaining my treatment as well as other treatment options that are cost effective.”
– Tashanna L. (actual patient of your Wichita family dentist)