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June 15, 2018

4 Tips to Make Your Child’s First Dental Visit Go Smoothly

Filed under: Family Dentistry — Dr. Ryan Busk @ 7:35 am

If you’re looking for a pediatric dentist in Wenatchee, the team at Busk Family Dentistry will take care of your little one with gentle, friendly dentistry. Dr. Ryan Busk specializes in children’s dentistry and can treat the whole family! If you’re a new parent, we want to give you all the tools you’ll need to make your child’s first visit with a dentist goes smoothly. Here’s a few things you can do to prepare for your little one’s first appointment to make sure they are comfortable and confident:

1. Come in at The Right Time!

You should bring your child in for their first dentist visit at one year of age, or when their first baby tooth erupts, whichever comes first. This may seem quite early, but as soon as your child has teeth, it’s a good idea to have them examined by a dentist to catch any potential oral health problems.

In addition, going to the dentist at an early age will make this part of their oral care routine feel more normal for your child, and decreases the likelihood that they will be anxious about their regular check-ups in the future.

2. Talk Teeth With Your Kid!

If you have a toddler or a younger child, and you’re taking them to a new dentist for the first time, it is the perfect opportunity to talk to them about their teeth. Kids love learning new things about their bodies, so you should talk about the basics of teeth with them! Talk about:

  • What teeth are made of
  • How teeth should be cared for (brushing regularly, etc.)
  • The different parts of the mouth (gums, teeth, tongue)
  • What the teeth do, and why they are important

Early education is key to good oral health and helping your child understand why they need to go to the dentist.

3. Your Attitude Matters

Children are very perceptive. Whether you’ve got an infant or a toddler, your attitude matters during your first dental visit. If you are relaxed, confident and happy, chances are that your child will also feel the same way.

Make sure that you keep a good attitude when going to the dentist and consider discussing the basics of your child’s dental visit with them so that they understand it. Don’t go into detail. Just say, “The dentist will count your teeth, and clean them!” Keep things simple and approachable and maintain a positive attitude.

4. Consider Rewarding Your Child After a Dentist’s Visit

You don’t want to bribe your child to make sure they behave well at the dentist, but rewards can be very powerful and help build positive feelings towards the dentist. Consider giving your child a treat, such as one of their favorite foods, or think about buying them a small toy or another gift after their first dentist’s appointment.

Need a Pediatric Dentist in Leavenworth? Come to Busk Family Dentistry Now!

These tips are very helpful, but only if you pick the right pediatric dentist. Dr. Ryan Busk is kind, experienced and can take great care of your child, no matter how old they may be. He makes dental appointments fun and informative so you and your child will always leave our office smiling.

Contact us today at (509) 662-8156 and make sure that your child’s oral health is in the experienced hands of Busk Family Dentistry. You can also drop by our office at 222 N. Mission, Ste. D, Wenatchee, WA 98801 to schedule an appointment.

May 15, 2018

Get The Scoop On Your Cosmetic Dentistry Options At Busk Family Dentistry!

Filed under: Cosmetic Dentistry — Dr. Ryan Busk @ 7:14 am

Cosmetic dentistry is a great investment. Restoring your smile is always worth the price, and today there are more options than ever for cosmetic dentistry, especially at Busk Family Dentistry.

But these options can make it hard to know what’s right for you. Should you get veneers? Do you need a porcelain crown? What about bonding and shaping?

In this blog, we’ll go over the basics of our most popular cosmetic procedures and discuss which ones might be right for you.

1. Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is a great way to get a brighter smile on a budget. You can remove surface stains from smoking or restore teeth that have become yellowed due to age. With just a single appointment at our offices, or with take-home whitening trays, you can restore your smile without overspending.

2. Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are usually used for cosmetic dentistry issues such as chipped or misshapen teeth. They can also be used to treat teeth that are stained on the inside from antibiotics like tetracycline or fillings.

Veneers can also be used to correct slightly crooked or gapped teeth, though more serious cases may require orthodontic treatment.

3. Bonding And Shaping

Bonding and shaping uses advanced dental resin to add to the structure of your existing teeth, or reshape the teeth. Bonding and shaping are great options if issues are minor, and you don’t want to invest in porcelain veneers.

4. Invisalign

Invisalign is the best choice for fast orthodontic correction. If your teeth are crooked but you do not have major bite issues or other orthodontic problems, Invisalign can give you the smile of your dreams in about a year, depending on your case. Best of all, Invisalign is subtle, and can be worn without anyone knowing that you are undergoing orthodontic treatment.

5. Dental Implants, Bridges, And Dentures

Dental implants, bridges, and dentures are technically restorative procedures, but they’re also cosmetic, as they improve the appearance of your smile.

A dental implant is usually the best way to replace a missing tooth, but dentures and dental bridges may be appropriate for some patients who are missing multiple teeth or who cannot afford a dental implant.

6. Porcelain Crowns

Porcelain crowns are a great way to restore damaged teeth. If you have a cracked tooth from an accident, for example, a porcelain crown can cover it up and provide a totally natural appearance.

You can also use porcelain crowns to replace older dental crowns made of steel or gold, giving you a more natural and beautiful smile.

Still not Sure What Treatment You Need? See Dr. Ryan Busk Today!

Sometimes combining treatments is necessary to achieve your smile goals. If you’re uncertain about which are right for you, don’t worry. Contact us now to schedule an appointment with Dr. Ryan Busk.

Dr. Busk is an expert at cosmetic dentistry procedures, including teeth whitening and porcelain veneers in Wenatchee. He’ll discuss your smile goals with you, and help create a customized cosmetic dentistry treatment plan. Call now at (509) 662-8156, or visit our office near Leavenworth at 222 N. Mission Street, Ste D, Wenatchee, WA 98801 for an appointment today.

April 17, 2018

The Top 4 Reasons You Need To Find A Dental Home For Your Family

Filed under: Blog — Dr. Ryan Busk @ 10:23 pm

Looking for a family dentist near you? Busk Family Dentistry is a great choice! We offer family dentistry in a friendly environment for patients in Leavenworth, and we always have your best interest at heart. Our practice, which focuses on preventive dentistry in Wenatchee, is the ideal dental home for you and your entire family!

Dental Exam Room

At Busk Family Dentistry, we would feel honored to be a part of your family’s journey to optimal dental health. Here are a few ways you’ll benefit from visiting us regularly and getting to know us a little better:

1. Seeing The Same Dentist Helps You Stay On Top Of Your Oral Health

Shuffling around between different dentists every time you need a checkup or a filling means that you won’t be able to develop a truly holistic understanding of your oral health. When transferring between dentists, valuable information about your oral health can be lost.

In contrast, choosing a single practice for family dentistry in Wenatchee will ensure that your dental health is tracked and monitored closely. We specialize in preventive dentistry because we understand that regular visits can save you money by helping you avoid costly restorative procedures – like root canals – down the road.

2. Your Kids Can Become Familiar With The Dentist – And Won’t Be Afraid

Going to the dentist doesn’t have to be scary or intimidating, especially if you regularly visit a family dentist from an early age.

If you take your child to the same dentist for all of their appointments, the process will feel more safe, comfortable, and familiar. Dr. Ryan Busk is an experienced children’s dentist. He specializes in making dentistry fun and exciting for kids, ensuring that they are totally comfortable during their appointments.

3. You’ll Feel More Comfortable At The Dentist

When you build a relationship with your dentist, you will feel more comfortable visiting the office. You’ll be able to feel confident that your dentist has your best interest at heart, and is able to provide the right advice for your specific situation.

This is especially important if you ever undergo oral surgery. This might be needed for certain types of extractions or the placement of dental implants. Knowing that you can trust your dentist to give you great service will give you peace of mind.

4. You Can Get Emergency Care When You Need It

It can be hard to get an emergency appointment if you don’t have a dental home. While many practices offer emergency dentistry during off-hours or on weekends, you may have a hard time getting squeezed in, especially if current patients also need care.

But when you build a relationship with a dentist, you’ll be able to get emergency care when you need it most. Build a strong relationship with your dentist to keep you and your family in great health.

Find Your New Dental Home Today – At Busk Family Dentistry!

Dr. Ryan Busk is an honest, friendly dentist in East Wenatchee. At Busk Family Dentistry, we’re proud to be the dental home of hundreds of patients in the area, and we want you to join us!

Contact us at (509) 662-8156 to schedule an appointment today, and let us prove the quality of our service to you. You can also visit our office at 222 N Mission Street, STE D, Wenatchee, WA, 98801. We can’t wait to meet you and see you smile!

March 30, 2018

Missing A Tooth? Here’s What You Can Do!

Filed under: Cosmetic Dentistry — Dr. Ryan Busk @ 8:44 pm

If you’ve lost a tooth due to an accident, periodontal disease or tooth decay, you may be wondering what your options are for replacing it. A missing tooth can affect your self-esteem and appearance, as well as your oral health. That’s why it’s so important to replace your tooth as soon as possible. But what’s the best way to do so? You have quite a few options at Busk Family Dentistry, including dental bridges, partial dentures, and dental implants. Here’s what we recommend!

Dental Implants – The Best Way To Permanently Replace A Missing Tooth

If you are missing a tooth, a dental implant is the best way to permanently replace it and restore your smile.

Dental implants consist of two primary elements: the post and the crown. The post is made of titanium or zirconium, and implanted directly into your gum and jaw tissue, functioning as an artificial root.

Once your mouth has healed, a dental crown is attached to the post with an abutment, resulting in a permanent tooth restoration. The crown is created to mimic your original tooth, giving you a natural look and feel.

Because dental implants are comfortable and permanent, Dr. Ryan Busk highly recommends them for most patients with a single missing tooth.

Are Dental Implants Worth The Price?

Yes. Dental implants usually cost quite a bit more than a partial denture or a dental bridge, but they have a number of benefits that make them worth the investment.

  • Completely permanent – If you take proper care of your mouth and visit Dr. Busk for regular 6-month cleanings, your dental implant will likely last you for the rest of your life.
  • Natural look and feel – Dental implants are indistinguishable from your natural teeth.
  • Requires no special care – Unlike bridges and dentures, implants require no special treatment. Just brush and floss normally. That’s it!

If you’re missing more than just a few teeth, dental implants may not be a viable option. Depending on your situation, Dr. Busk may recommend a dental bridge or denture to get your smile back in shape.

Do I Really Need To Replace My Missing Tooth?

Yes. Even if your missing tooth is not visible, a molar for example, there are serious consequences if you do not replace it.

As soon as you lose a tooth, the surrounding teeth will start to shift into the empty space left behind. This can cause your teeth to become crooked and misaligned. Teeth shifting can even cause bite problems, in some cases.

Schedule An Appointment For East Wenatchee Dental Implants Today!

Dr. Ryan Busk is an experienced implant dentist serving Wenatchee and Leavenworth. At Busk Family Dentistry, you will get the very best care for your missing tooth.

Not sure if a dental implant is right for you? Come in for an appointment with Dr. Busk today. He will discuss all your options for tooth replacement, giving you the information you need to make a choice that’s right for you. Contact us at (509) 662-8156 to schedule your appointment, or feel free to come by our office at 222 N Mission St Suite D, Wenatchee, Washington 98801.

February 12, 2018

This Valentine’s Day, Experience An Eternal Bond: How Cosmetic Bonding Can Make You Fall In Love With Your Smile!

Filed under: Blog — Dr. Ryan Busk @ 7:05 pm

Are you interested in making Valentine’s Day extra special? Have you been thinking about how you can finally get the smile of your dreams? You don’t have to wait any longer!

At Busk Family Dentistry, Dr. Ryan Busk can help you get the smile you’ve always wanted. He is an experienced cosmetic dentist, specializing in Wenatchee dental bonding and shaping. With our expert services, you can get the smile you’ve always wanted this Valentine’s day.

Whether you want to look your best for that “special someone”, or you’re just looking to brighten your natural smile, keep reading to learn more.

What Is Dental Bonding And Contouring?

Dental bonding is an inexpensive, non-invasive method of cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Ryan Busk will apply tooth-colored, dental resin to your existing teeth, building up the material to fill in gaps and chips. He will then shape it, creating a natural look that matches your existing teeth.

Using a specialized UV light, Dr. Busk will “cure” the resin. It will set, and become hard and durable, bonding permanently to the existing tooth structure.

Contouring is related to dental bonding only in that it is a technique used to reshape the tooth. Small amounts of enamel are removed from your teeth to achieve the desired shape.

Sometimes dental bonding and contouring can work together to provide you with a beautiful, natural smile.

A Better Smile Without Any Anesthetic – The Benefits Of Bonding And Contouring

One of the best things about dental bonding is that it is completely non-invasive. Unlike dental crowns and veneers, no tooth material has to be removed before treatment. This means that most bonding treatments can be performed with absolutely no anesthetic, so you won’t feel a thing!

Dental contouring is also most often performed without anesthetic, though numbing creams and local anesthetic can be used if you are nervous, or have dental anxiety.

Bonding and contouring is also very inexpensive, compared to other cosmetic dentistry treatments. These procedures can be done in just a single appointment, and the procedure is totally non-invasive.

Treat Yourself This Valentine’s Day – Get The Smile You’ve Always Wanted!

Dr. Ryan Busk is an expert at East Wenatchee cosmetic dentistry. He has years of experience treating patients with bonding and contouring, and he can help you get your best smile this Valentine’s Day!

Not sure that bonding and contouring from our Leavenworth cosmetic dentistry practice is right for you? Take a look at our other cosmetic dentistry options, such as teeth whitening, Invisalign, and veneers! We’d be glad to discuss which treatment is right for you.

Give us a call and schedule an appointment at (509) 662-8156, or come to our office in Wenatchee at 222 N Mission St d, Wenatchee, WA 98801.

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