We Love Kids at Overland Park Family Dental
Positive dental experiences during childhood give kids a headstart on a lifetime of healthy smiles. Overland Park dentist Dr. Creighton Gallagher loves working with kids and takes a completely different approach with his younger patients. As a father himself, he knows how to make dental visits easy, effective, and fun for kids.
Our Kid-Friendly Amenities
- Children’s Entertainment Area in Lobby
- Video Games
- Pillows & Blankets
- Treasure Chest of Prizes
- No-Shot Dental Fillings
Your Child’s First Visit
Just as our younger patients have their own unique needs for communication, they also have their own needs for dental treatment. Issues such as proper oral hygiene, thumb sucking and tooth eruption are of great concern to Dr. Gallagher because they can seriously affect the development of a child’s smile. He addresses these issues with exceptional kindness, patience, and understanding.
Dental Cleanings & Exams for Kids
Regular dental visits starting no later than six months after the eruption of your child’s first tooth are the best way to introduce good oral habits like brushing and flossing. You’re welcome to come back to the treatment area with your child as he or she gets familiar with our office. Dr. Gallagher will thoroughly discuss his findings with you after your child’s cleaning and exam, along with his recommendations for dental treatment and long-term maintenance.
In addition to cleanings and exams, we also offer a comprehensive dental services for kids of all ages:
- Protective Dental Sealants
- Fluoride Treatments
- Custom Athletic Mouthguards
- Tooth-Colored Fillings
- Dental Health Habit Counseling
- Emergency Dental Care