At Marion Smile Center, we pride ourselves on being a reliable, skilled, and family-friendly dental practice for all ages. Whether you are 2 or 102, Dr. Mark Marion and his team will ensure your entire family feels comfortable and are getting top-notch care all under one roof. We eliminate the hassle of having to make appointments for different family members at multiple locations. Our team specializes in everything from routine professional dental cleanings, teeth whitening, gum therapy, preventative dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, restorative dentistry, and more!
Comfortable Dentistry for Kids
Dr. Marion’s team loves to involve the little ones in their parent’s routine professional cleanings. Bring your kids and let them see how mom and dad get their teeth cleaned. Show them how easy and fun the visit can be! Children take on the emotions of their parents, so if you are excited about your oral health, they will be too!
We recommend bringing your kids to a parent’s dental cleaning when they’re around 2 years old to get familiar with being at the dentist. They can sit in the big chair and take a ride up and down. Our team can show them some of our fun friends like “Mr. Thirsty” and our “squirt gun.” They can play in our kid’s room filled with games, tv, iPad, stuffed animals, and books. When your children are about 2.5 – 3 years old, they are ready to see one of our experienced hygienists for professional teeth cleaning. Getting a cleaning and exam every 6 months helps your child establish healthy teeth habits from an early age and hopefully prevent possible issues later in life.
Preventative Children’s Dental Health
When you bring your child to a pediatric dentist for routine dental cleanings and checkups, you are setting your child up for success! At Marion Smile Center, we help teach your children the importance of caring for their teeth. We can use a chewable tablet that reveals areas of their mouth that they may be missing with their toothbrush and teach better brushing techniques.
Preventing cavities and keeping your children out of pain is a top goal of ours. To help prevent tooth decay, we recommend fluoride treatments to protect tooth enamel and put minerals back into teeth. When your child’s adult molars first break through the gums, we recommend dental sealants. This seals the chewing surface grooves of the back teeth where food is most likely to get stuck and cavities typically occur because they are harder to reach/brush areas for kids.
No matter how comfortable our team can make you feel, going to the dentist can just be plain intimidating for some. If you or a family member had a traumatic experience or dental anxiety, please make our team aware so we can better accommodate your needs.
Our patients love that we offer noise-canceling headphones and music of their choice to listen to to help zone out and calm themselves during a dental procedure. We offer pillows, blankets, lip balms, and stress hearts to squeeze. If a child or adult feels they need more help calming their anxiety, Marion Smile Center offers Nitrous Oxide Sedation (laughing or happy gas). They breathe this in during the appointment to help them feel more relaxed. Comfortable, painless dentistry for your family is our #1 goal. Please let our team know if there is anything else we can do to make your time with us as smooth as possible.
Dentist Near Me
When searching for a “dentist near me,” whether that be a family dentist, pediatric dentist, cosmetic dentist, or emergency dentist – our highly skilled and trustworthy team is here for you at Marion Smile Center. Finding a dental team that you can trust will lead to healthier, happier smiles for you and your loved ones throughout your entire lives.
To meet with the caring Marion Smile Center team, we invite you to call 724.452.4300 today or click here to reserve a time. Now through August 31, all kids get a FREE drawstring bag with back-to-school goodies inside to get them excited for back-to-school! They also will have a chance to WIN FREE AirPods, Electric Toothbrush, and other fun prizes if you take a photo with their bag, post, and tag @MarionSmileCenter on Instagram or Facebook!
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