Family Dentistry Specialist

The Van Orman Dental Group

Jeffrey B. Van Orman, DMD

Dentist located in Southwest Metro Area, Lake Oswego, OR

Proper dental care begins as soon as your first teeth emerge, which is why Jeffrey Van Orman, DMD treats patients of all ages, from toddlers to seniors. If you’re looking for family dentistry services in a warm, inviting atmosphere, the Van Orman Dental Group in Lake Oswego, Oregon is the place to go. Call or click online to schedule an appointment for you or your loved ones today.

Family Dentistry Q & A

What is family dentistry?

Family dentistry, or general dentistry, involves a broad range of oral health treatments. As a family dentist, Dr. Van Orman provides the full spectrum of dentistry services, including preventive care, tooth restorations, and cosmetic enhancements to brighten your smile. Many of his patients have been with him for over a decade.

What services does a family dentist provide?

Since you have different dental needs at various stages of life, Dr. Van Orman conveniently offers a full range of services for your entire family. He diagnoses, treats, and manages your family’s oral health over the years with services such as:

  • Preventive care exams
  • Digital X-rays
  • Teeth cleanings with an expert hygienist
  • Fluoride treatments
  • Metal-free cavity fillings
  • Tooth sealants
  • Root canal treatments
  • Crowns and bridges
  • Extractions

Why is it important for kids to see a dentist?

Tooth decay is the most common lingering health condition among children in the United States, with nearly 60% of elementary school-aged children suffering from it, according to the Center for Pediatric Dentistry.

Tooth decay is preventable, and the sooner your child begins getting routine dental check-ups, the healthier their smile will be.

Dr. Van Orman encourages kids as young as two years old to start getting dental exams so they can avoid cavities and tooth decay. This not only establishes good oral hygiene at a young age, but it helps develop a positive dentist-patient relationship, which may encourage your child to maintain preventive dental care throughout their life.

What should I expect from my child’s first dentist visit?

You can expect your child’s earliest dentist visits to be brief, yet attentive. Dr. Van Orman’s warm and friendly nature helps your child feel comfortable while he checks their oral health.

The exam may include:

  • Checking their existing teeth for decay
  • Evaluating your child’s bite
  • Looking for signs of gum, jaw, and oral health problems
  • Teaching you and your child about proper dental hygiene at home

Dr. Van Orman takes the time to answer any questions you may have about the following topics:

  • Teething
  • Thumb sucking
  • Fluoride needs
  • Cavity prevention
  • Schedule of routine dental exams

If you’re looking for a family dentist to care for the smiles of all your dearest loved ones, call the Van Orman Dental Group or book an appointment online today.