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Compassion & Trust – Foundation for Family, Foundation for Dentistry

Finding a great family dentist in the Grants Pass or Medford, Oregon area should be easy because many wonderful people and talented doctors call this region home. But how do you choose between them? As a parent, you want the best for your family, and you need to be able to trust your dentist and her staff. Dr. Sara moved to Southern Oregon for the same reason you live here – it’s a great place to raise a family.

What does it mean to be a “family dentist?” Like so much else, dental health is a family occupation. Good dental hygiene starts in the home with good habits and hygiene. Parents who take an active role in setting good examples for their children and ensuring the whole family has regular checkups are winners in our books. Our dental philosophy is simple: Prevention will make you healthier and save money.

Our staff loves to work with “kids” from 0-99+. Many parents don’t know that infants should also see the dentist when they get their first tooth or by their 1st birthday at the latest. These initial visits to the dentist establish trust and comfort early on with Dr. Sara, reducing dental fear and anxiety. The last thing anyone wants is to develop dental anxiety issues in our little ones. These early visits also teach parents how to care for their children’s teeth: When do you start using toothpaste? How do you brush teeth on a wiggly toddler? Will your child need braces? What about removing wisdom teeth?

We know scheduling visits for the whole family can be time-consuming and challenging. Do you want your children to be seen at the same time? Does your youngest wish to see their big sister or brother (or Mom?) in the chair first? Dr. Sara and her staff will work with your schedule and accommodate your whole family: infants, toddlers, children, teens, young adults, mom and dad, grandma and grandpa.

Regardless of the age and experience of the family members, Dr. Sara Riechers gives everyone the time and attention needed to feel comfortable with their care and treatment. This time and attention helps everyone to relax (and even have fun!) during their procedures and makes you feel empowered and educated when treatment decisions need to be made.

Dr. Sara makes the process fun and exciting for toddlers and children while educating them on the importance of proper oral hygiene. (Make sure to brush to get rid of those sugar bugs!) It’s not uncommon for parents to hear laughter and giggles during their children’s visits.

For older kids and young adults, Dr. Riechers can become the “cool dentist” who fosters mutual respect and motivates them to care about their teeth. A wonderful smile can be an essential component of self-image and self-confidence.

Parents and grandparents often want to ensure their concerns are addressed and questions answered. Dr. Riechers will spend as much time as necessary with each patient until they are comfortable and relaxed through open dialogue and education. Adult patients often comment on how easy, painless, and relaxing their visit was and that they had never experienced a dental visit like it before.

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