Your Smile - Waterford Family Dentistry
Dr. Baker has been a Waterford family dentist for nearly 40 years, and he firmly believes that patients should be treated like members of the family. The team at Your Smile is happy to see anyone over the age of three – many of our patients have been seeing Dr. Baker for years. The longevity of the relationships that he builds with both children and adults illustrates his considerable expertise and his ability to provide a warm, environment for his guests.
Our Approach to Family Dentistry
Healthy oral hygiene habits are developed at an early age, so it is vital that children learn the importance of good dental care early in life. Kids who are nervous or fearful when visiting the dentist tend to grow up to be anxious adults, so fostering a good environment for children is a key step in creating a better attitude towards dentistry in the future. Dr. Baker’s whole team works well with kids and is highly experienced in showing them that there is no need to fear the dentist’s chair. Dr. Baker’s first step is to conduct an introductory exam where all members of the family can familiarize themselves with the friendly team and the relaxing office atmosphere. Kids can ride in the chair, ask questions about dentistry, and enjoy the chance to explore our practice. After a good visit, there is a treasure chest where kids can grab a prize or two. This introductory appointment helps to build good relationships between dentists and kids that encourage the kind of habits that keep teeth and gums healthy for a lifetime.
As your Waterford family dentist, Dr. Baker conveniently offers a wide range of services under one roof. We restore dental implants, perform oral cancer screenings with Velscope, create NTI guards for TMJD treatment, offer general cleanings and routine exams, conduct periodontal maintenance, offer Clear Correct to straighten teeth, use diagnodent cavity detection, and provide many other cosmetic and general dentistry procedures. We are also happy to perform concurrent procedures; for example, you may have a cosmetic procedure done while your child is having a cleaning done in another operatory. We place a strong emphasis on open, clear communication at all times, ensuring that all parties understand the treatment options and any procedures that are performed. Dr. Baker is also highly sensitive to patient comfort; he provides oral sedation if necessary, and has a gentle touch that helps patients to feel calm. He will comfortably numb the area and invites you to raise your hand if you are in any pain during a procedure. In addition, we hold patient safety in the highest regard – Your Smile has been a mercury-free office since 1997.
If you have been looking for a Waterford family dentist, call us today to arrange your first consultation.