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Smiles for Life With Trusted Family Dentistry

Complete dental care for all ages in Lawrence, KS.

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Are you on the hunt for a family dentist to care for everyone in your family? It’s exhausting traipsing to multiple offices for you and your little one’s dental care; we understand.

Good news, with Legends Dental in Lawrence, KS, your search is over!

Our family dentist is trained to preserve and restore oral health in adults and young children. So when you visit our office, you can be confident that your entire family will get the top-notch dental care they deserve.

At Legends Dental, we don’t just want to make your visit comfortable–we want to make it downright enjoyable!

From the moment you step into our office, our friendly front-desk team will welcome you with open arms and put a smile on your face.

And our experienced professionals will create a relaxed and inviting atmosphere so that you can feel at ease throughout your visit.

With Legends Dental, you’ll discover what it truly means to receive patient-centered dentistry that puts your family’s needs first.

‘‘Awesome experience at Legends Dental with Yomaira and Dr. Ward! They were down to earth and very thorough/professional. It really made me feel welcome. I highly recommend Dr. Ward and this office to anyone looking for a friendly and knowledgeable dentist. The front desk staff was super nice too!’’

Raquel O., 5-Star Google Review

Benefits of family dentistry

The oral care your family deserves - all in one place.


Our family dentist can assist with all your oral health needs. Whether you're two or one hundred and two, we have the ideal dental solution for you. Legends Dental offers various services, including hygiene visits, exams, restorative, and cosmetic procedures, all under one roof for the whole family.

Comprehensive Exams

At Legends Dental, we perform comprehensive exams for all ages. Our expert team of hygienists and dentists will evaluate not just your teeth and gums, but we will do an oral cancer screening as well. We help you maintain your beautiful smile, while also checking for any restorative work that you or your family may need.

Preventive Dentistry

It is crucial for your whole family to incorporate a solid oral hygiene routine and understand the importance of regular dental checkups. Our team...Learn more about our team... believes this is the key to establishing long-lasting oral health and the best way to stop potential issues in their tracks.

Care and Convenience Every Dental Visit

Here is what to expect when you visit us for family dental care.

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The American Dental Association (ADA)…Opens a new window to the ADA website… advises patients to visit a dental office at least every six months. These checkups are essential to monitor your smile (and your children’s) to help maintain oral health.

A family dentist offers an integrated approach to oral health. Dr. Ward can spot any issue that might affect your dental wellness and determine what is the right course of treatment for you.

When visiting a family dentist, you can expect the following:

  • Dental cleanings

    Our expert team of hygienists uses ultrasonic devices to deep clean your teeth and remove dental plaque and tartar. They will go through brushing and flossing techniques to improve your oral hygiene routine. Hygienists may also take X-rays and evaluate with the dentist any areas that need additional services.

  • Clinical examination

    Once the cleaning is done, our dentist will examine your smile and the X-rays to see if there’s any issue with your teeth, such as cavities or periodontal disease. Sealants or fluoride treatment might also be covered at this stage.

  • Further treatment when necessary

    If a dental problem is identified, or if you have any cosmetic concerns, our dentist will design a treatment plan that might include fillings, teeth whitening, veneers, or more complex dental procedures.

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‘‘Legends Dental is kind, intentional, and goes above and beyond in providing the kind of care that they’d like their own loved ones to receive. I can’t recommend and affirm them enough.’’

Caleb S., 5-Star Google Review

Family Dentistry: Frequently Asked Questions

Your common questions answered by the experts.
  • How often do I need to visit the dental office?

    The ADA advises to visit the dentist at least every six months. This will help ensure that even if a problem does arise, the team at our office will be able to catch it quickly, minimizing the cost and severity of the issue.

  • What is the importance of baby teeth?

    Yes, they are! Baby teeth are there for a reason. Besides allowing your children to eat, speak and smile, baby teeth hold space for the emergence of permanent teeth. If they are lost prematurely, there are considerably higher chances of crowding in permanent dentition.

  • What are dental sealants?

    Sealants are advised for those patients that are cavity-prone. They cover the deep fissures in the back teeth, creating a barrier from bacterial build-up that causes cavities. Our family dentist will evaluate if your little one needs sealants for preventative purposes.

  • Can I prevent dental decay?

    Cavities are caused by multiple factors, but dental plaque is by far the most prominent one. In light of this, avoiding bacterial build-up is vital to prevent dental decay. At Legends Dental, we prioritize the importance of maintaining correct oral hygiene. Every family member should brush and floss their teeth at least twice a day, and we also advise patients to use ADA-approved fluoride toothpaste. This mineral strengthens the enamel’s structure and makes it more resistant to decay.

  • Why are oral cancer screenings important?

    Oral cancer should be taken seriously. Dentists play a key role in the evaluation and diagnosis. Because oral cancer is usually found in the tongue, tonsils, floor of the mouth, and oropharynx, dental check-ups are crucial for its early detection and treatment. Finding cancer early (before it spreads) significantly increases the chances of recovery.

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