Kid-Friendly Dentist's Office in Westwood, KS
We take great pride in creating a safe, comfortable space for kids to get the dental care they need. As a mother herself, Dr. Sullivan understands that it's not uncommon for children to feel nervous or uneasy about visiting the dentist or any doctor for that matter. That's why we go above and beyond to ensure they have a great time while they're with us and learn just how fun and rewarding taking care of their smiles can be!
If your little one is ready for their first dental appointment or you're in need of a treatment of your own, get in touch with our office so we can schedule you in to see us. We're ready and equipped to take care of your entire family's smile needs!
We can't wait to meet your child.
Our caring, gentle team works with a soft touch, uses kid-friendly terminology, and takes the time to make your child feel at ease. At Sullivan Family Dental, our goal is to help your child build a solid, proper foundation for their oral health to ensure they're on the right path to a lifetime of healthy smiles. Some of our children's services include:
- Teeth Cleanings, Exams & X-Rays
- Oral Hygiene Instruction
- Dental Sealants & Fluoride Treatments
- Tooth-Colored Cavity Fillings & Dental Crowns
- Athletic Mouthguards
- & So Much More!
Keeping Your Family's Schedule in Mind
Between work, school, errands, other appointments, and extracurriculars, it may seem impossible to fit dental care into your schedule. We get it! That's why we strive to make your family's visit to our office smooth, convenient, and stress-free. With busy lives ourselves, we want you to be able to get in to see us and back to your enjoying your daily life as quickly as possible. We aim to see you on time every time so you don't have to sit in the lobby past your scheduled appointment time. We also offer easy family block appointments, so we can see your whole crew at once or back to back.
Kids LOVE Us, Parents TRUST Us
Frequently Asked Questions
At what age should a child first begin visiting the dentist?
Children should begin visiting the dentist regularly by the time they turn one year old or around the time their first tooth comes in, whichever happens first. Even if your child only has a few teeth, we can still clean and examine them and ensure that everything looks normal and healthy or provide treatment if necessary. Don’t worry if your child has passed these milestones and hasn’t seen a dentist yet— we would be happy to work with them when you are able to bring them in!
How important are baby teeth?
Even though kids lose all of their baby teeth, usually by the time they turn eleven, they are still important. Children should visit the dentist at least twice per year for routine cleanings and exams just like adults to keep their teeth squeaky clean, and to take care of any dental issues as they arise. Tooth decay in a baby tooth can affect the adult tooth below it, so if your child needs a filling or a baby root canal, we recommend scheduling treatment as soon as possible to prevent further damage from occurring.
What can I do if my child is nervous to visit the dentist?
We always recommend that parents speak to their children in a positive way when discussing the importance of dentistry and oral health care. If it’s their first time visiting our office, you can tell them about the toys and books in our lobby and the cartoons they can watch while we work on their smile. If your child always experiences dental anxiety no matter what, our office offers nitrous oxide sedation, which can relieve their racing thoughts and help them relax during their dental treatments.