Why Family Dentistry Means More Than You Think

Joe and Carol were expecting their first child in August.  With all the excitement of readying their lives for their newborn, the couple faced some important questions. Soon after moving to a small town in Delaware, Carol’s dad came to live with them. The couple realized they needed to think bigger-picture: they needed to think about what was right for them as a family. Finding health care providers to serve the whole family would save time, money, and help them avoid unnecessary complications. So they began to look for doctors and dentists capable of caring for their family, from the oldest (Carol’s dad) to the youngest (their newborn.) They began looking for family dentistry in Pike Creek.

And that’s where Limestone Dental Associates came in.

Why Family Dentistry Means More Than You Think Not every dentist is willing or able to offer family dentistry. That’s because family dentistry involves a number of types of services, many of which involve a significant investment on the part of the dentist in technology, training, and staff. A family dentist must be prepared to treat a variety of problems and consider the wide range health issues that can crop up over the course of the life cycle.

Limestone Dental is proud to offer family dentistry in Pike Creek so you, your children, and your parents can all get care under the same roof. That means no confusing logistics and missed or mixed-up appointments at multiple locations. It means you can schedule a time to go to the dentist together with your older parent or child. And, it means you can show up at our office with the assurance that when it comes to dental problems, we’ve really seen it all.

Family Dentistry, Family Care

Limestone Dental deserves the trust of your family because we stand the test of time. We often start with patients when they are young and keep them for much of their lives! We offer personalized care, a warm atmosphere, and a beautiful, relaxing environment for your family. Our patients’ experiences, add to the expertise of our dentists, making us a preferred dental practice in Pike Creek, Delaware.

Jason L. is one of the patients we have had the privilege of serving for a lifetime:

“I have been going to Dr. Nibouar for more than 30 years—since before I could drive, even—and now I’m 44. Though I moved from Hockessin to Philadelphia and then Chester County, I still make the trip to his offices and wouldn’t think of changing dentists. Now that Dr. Baran is on his team, I’ll probably be with them another 30(years!) The offices are super clean, the staff is always happy (that I can see,) and I’m treated well each time.”

For us, family care involves a careful, long-term commitment to your family. Your children will be welcomed at their first dental appointment, where we perform an initial cleaning and examination of their teeth. We carefully monitor their jaw and tooth development while making every visit fun and non-intimidating. At Limestone Dental, we believe that every child can learn to love going to the dentist.

When your kids grow to be teenagers, their growing wisdom teeth will be checked periodically. They’ll also be evaluated for orthodontic treatment, which we offer under the same roof. Invisalign has become a popular and trendy option for teens and adults as an orthodontics option that is both attractive and convenient.

When your kids go to college, they can take advantage of our dental services while they’re home visiting. College students are at increased risk for cavities due to a variety of lifestyle factors. It’s important for them to keep up regular dental appointments during this impactful stage of life to prevent long-term issues.

For middle-aged and older adults, we address a variety of issues that can emerge over the course of a lifetime. Did you know that, according to the CDC, 47.2% of Americans have some form of gum disease? After age 65, that percentage rate rises to 70%. Periodontitis is a greatly underestimated threat affecting thousands of American families. As the number one cause of tooth loss, gum disease should be taken seriously and treated accordingly. That’s why, every time you get a cleaning, we measure your gum pockets with our Digital Periodontal Charting system. Your hygienist is able to quickly screen you for gum disease so that we can catch it early on rather than too late.

Oral cancer is another increasingly common problem that is often seen in seniors, though we’ve also been seeing it at younger ages. Did you know that the single most important factor for saving a person’s life from oral cancer is an early diagnosis? Almost 50,000 people in America are diagnosed with cancer every year, but because many of these diagnoses are made so late, only slightly more than half live beyond five years. That’s why we perform oral cancer screenings at every visit. We used an advanced VELscope technology to expose any abnormalities in your mouth that are invisible to the naked eye. We take our responsibility as your dentist seriously by having an active role in promoting your well-being and preventing possible threats to your health.

A Lifelong Relationship = Lifelong Trust

Most of the time at Limestone Dental, you’ll find that the news is good news. And we’re here to make sure it continues to be good news. Our patients keep coming to us because they trust that no matter where they are in life, we’ll be there for them. We use the best technologies and evidence-based practice to ensure your well-being so that you can keep living the happy life you deserve. Because we think that when someone asks where can I find good family dentistry, the answer should be right here, at our office.

For family dentistry in Pike Creek, please call Limestone Dental at 302-239-0502 to get your first appointment for you and your family today!

“Please accept our deep gratitude for your skilled care for all our dental needs! You have such caring attitudes, highly skilled work, cheerful, orderly atmosphere in the office – just overall excellence that cannot go unnoticed. Many, many thanks.”

- Janet and Ron