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Why People Love Leawood Dental

Hannah P.
Dr. Joliff is the best! I have a terrible fear of the dentist but had to go get a filling replaced. Decided to try a new dentist and I’m so glad I went here! He did not disappoint! Him and his staff made me feel at ease and were very sensitive to the fact that I’m a high anxiety patient. They made sure I was comfortable every step of the way! Replacing my filling was quick and painless. Will be going to him from now on for all my dental work! Thanks again.
Adrienne M.
I love this place! They are very thorough and everyone is very kind. This office is very flexible with pricing, and I really like that they have their own insurance. If you need work done they are not pushy but very honest with what you need. It is really hard to find a good dentist. So, I would definitely recommend them.
Patty R.
This was the most effective cleaning I’ve had. And with no pain or discomfort. Thanks Dental Hygienist, Austin. The office operated very efficiently with no waiting and no mystery about the charges. The billing details were explained in writing before I decided whether to go ahead with an extra treatment. Dr. Joliff was knowledgeable and skilled.
Cathy C.
Highly recommend Dr Hamilton and her entire team at Leawood Dental they deserve 10+ stars! Having major anxiety going in they calmly talked me through every moment of my procedure (Meghan/Christina you are amazing) Making my appointment was very easy Ashley was very understanding and caring of my anxiety.
Patricia P.
One of the best place to go for any dental work! The staff is sooo extra ordinary, they really have a compassion and concern about the well being of their patients. They make you feel so comfortable and relax, by they talk to you. They are an outstanding staff. I really appreciate them!!
Jallisa L.
The experience here was amazing! It was a double book for my toddler and myself and it was my son’s first time. The hygienist was patient and the atmosphere was very pleasant. I was most nervous about my toddler being antsy, but everyone was so welcoming and took great care of us!
Samantha H.
Great experience with the Leawood Dental team! Tonya, Dr. Megan, and Katrina made sure I was taken care of! Thank you for starting my day out with a sparkly smile!
Dan G.
Excellent all around. Very thorough and efficient. They explain everything beforehand and check what the cost will be if it’s more than what insurance covers. Rachel (dental hygienist) is WONDERFUL!
Catherine L.
Going to the dentist since my cancer diagnosis can be a challenge but the team made me feel calm and treated me with the utmost kindness. Fortunate to start my healing process with fabulous, friendly, and compassionate team.
Kendra L.
I absolutely love the care I receive at a Leawood Dental. Dr. Joliff and his staff are amazing. My hygienist Austin makes me so comfortable. 100% recommend
Mark D.
Leawood Dental is a great place to get your teeth checked. The whole team is warm and welcoming and they do their best to make you feel comfortable. My dental hygienist is Vanessa and she is wonderful!
Brittney S.
The BEST dental practice in KC. My entire family goes here and Dr. Joliff is great with kids. My kids always enjoy going.

Creating a Foundation for Lifelong Dental Health

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The Significance of Primary Teeth

Your child's first teeth, though temporary, play an essential role in their dental development. These primary teeth serve as natural space holders for permanent teeth, guiding them into their proper position. They are fundamental in helping your child bite, chew, and develop clear speech. At Leawood Dental, we focus on maintaining these primary teeth in their best health to ensure a smooth transition to permanent teeth.

Your Child’s First Teeth

Teething is your child’s first dental milestone. Typically starting between six and nine months, teething can be a challenging time. Our team is here to provide guidance and support to ease this process.

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First Dental Visit

In line with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, we recommend scheduling your child's first dental visit by their first birthday. This early start helps in identifying any developmental concerns and establishing a positive dental routine.

Orthodontic Evaluations and Care

By age 7, most orthodontic issues become noticeable. Early evaluation allows us to guide tooth positioning and jaw growth, simplifying future treatments. Regular check-ups ensure any orthodontic concerns are addressed promptly and effectively.

Comprehensive Care for Every Stage

From the eruption of the first tooth to the transition to adult teeth, Leawood Dental is here for every step of your child's dental journey. We provide comprehensive care, including preventive strategies, education on proper oral hygiene, and treatments tailored to your child's unique needs.

Topical Fluoride Treatments

Strengthen your child's teeth with fluoride treatments, making them more resistant to decay.

Dental Sealants

A simple, effective way to protect the grooves of your child's back teeth from decay-causing bacteria.

Root Canal Treatment

Essential for preserving primary teeth that guide permanent teeth, preventing malocclusion and future orthodontic issues.

Bonding for Dental Injuries

Repair chips and fractures with tooth-colored materials, ensuring a natural look and durability.

Protecting Young Athletes' Smiles

For our young sports enthusiasts, we strongly recommend custom-made mouthguards. These personalized devices significantly reduce the risk of dental injuries, saving on future dental costs and discomfort.

Say Hello to Our Dedicated Smile Experts

Every smile matters to me! I’m passionate about building beautiful smiles and great relationships with my patients.
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Say Hello to Our Dedicated Smile Experts

A healthy mouth helps you enjoy better health! I go above and beyond to help you achieve your healthiest smile yet.
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Your One-Stop Shop

From routine checkups to advanced procedures like veneers, dental implants, and Invisalign, we are your one-stop dental shop. We pride ourselves on our comprehensive approach, ensuring that all your dental needs are met under one roof.

Patient-Centered Approach

Choose Leawood’s trusted family dentists! Our patients choose us for the unparalleled care and experience we offer. You will always leave our practice feeling informed, valued, and prioritized. No matter your needs, your smile is in capable hands.

Your Trusted Partner in Dental Health

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Experienced and Caring Team

A Family-Friendly Environment

State-of-the-art Dentistry

Frequently Asked Questions

When should my child have their first dental visit?

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that children have their first dental visit by the age of one or when the first tooth appears. Early visits help in monitoring development and establishing a dental home for your child.

Why are baby teeth important?

Baby teeth, or primary teeth, are crucial for proper chewing and eating, speech development, and holding space for permanent teeth. They also play a role in the healthy development of jawbones and muscles.

How can I prepare my child for their first dental visit?

Make the upcoming visit seem exciting and positive. Avoid using words that might cause unnecessary fear, like “needle” or “pain.” Encourage them with the idea of getting their teeth counted and cleaned.

What happens during the first dental visit?

The first visit usually includes a thorough examination of the teeth, jaws, bite, gums, and oral tissues to monitor growth and development. We'll also clean the teeth and evaluate the child’s risk of developing tooth decay.

What is pediatric dental care?

Pediatric dental care focuses on the oral health of infants, children, and adolescents. It includes comprehensive dental care – from preventive education and regular exams to fillings and more complex procedures.

How often should children see the dentist?

Children, like adults, should see the dentist every six months for regular checkups and cleanings, unless advised differently by the dentist based on individual needs.

How can I help prevent tooth decay in my child?

Good oral hygiene practices, a balanced diet, and regular dental visits are key. Encourage brushing twice a day with fluoride toothpaste and flossing once a day. Limit sugary snacks and drinks.

Are dental X-rays safe for children?

Yes, dental X-rays are safe for children. At Leawood Dental, we use modern, low-radiation digital X-rays and follow strict guidelines to minimize exposure.

What are dental sealants, and does my child need them?

Dental sealants are protective coatings applied to the chewing surfaces of back teeth (molars) to prevent decay. They are highly recommended for children as they are prone to cavities in these areas.

How can I help my child overcome the fear of the dentist?

Choose a dental practice like Leawood Dental which specializes in children’s dentistry. We focus on creating a friendly, fun, and welcoming environment. Positive reinforcement and gentle care go a long way in easing dental fears.

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