TRAVERSE CITY FAMILY DENTISTRY
Let Dr. Jon Zoutendam be your family’s dentist in Traverse City!
There are many reasons to keep your teeth and gums healthy; a beautiful smile is just the beginning. Regular dental visits will help ensure optimum care. Call Dr. Zoutendam for your family’s dentistry needs in Traverse City!
A family dentist is concerned with oral hygiene and the health of your teeth- from baby teeth to permanent teeth. Dr. Jon not only understands how children’s teeth change, he knows that children may be afraid of going to the dentist. He and his staff have a gentle approach to help your child have a positive experience, making regular dental checkups relatively easy.
On-going dental care aids in:
- Being able to chew healthy foods properly, adding to good nutrition
- Avoiding toothaches
- Heading off gum disease, which has recently been confirmed as a link to heart disease
Dr. Zoutendam and staff recommend that all patients be seen at least every six months for a routine cleaning and examination. Serious conditions begin as treatable problems. By starting dental care early, the risk of tooth decay is greatly reduced. The general rule of thumb is to schedule your child to see a dentist by his or her first birthday.
Other childhood dental considerations include sealants for molars and fluoride to strengthen enamel. Dr. Jon Zoutendam can help you determine your family dentistry needs in Traverse City.
The following are included in your regular checkups: examining the health of your mouth, x-rays, measuring the bone levels around your teeth, screening for oral cancer, examining your restorations, evaluating your bite, and removing plaque and tartar from your teeth. A toothbrush and floss won’t budge tartar, so it must be removed every six months in the office. Your six-month exam and cleaning is a critical part of a preventive program. Early detection or prevention minimizes the time and money you spend in the dental chair. Dr. Jon Zoutendam is your family dentistry advocate in Traverse City.
Dr. Zoutendam is your family dentistry virtuoso in Traverse City. The office philosophy is to develop long-term patient relationships by providing predictable, quality dentistry in a warm, caring environment. We’re here to serve you and your family to ensure that the dental health of everyone you love is properly maintained.
For the best in family dentistry in Traverse City, call Dr. Zoutendam for an appointment today: 231-946- 6336.