Every member of your family deserves to have outstanding oral health and a smile that they can be proud of. We are dedicated to helping you achieve that through our wide selection of family dentistry solutions and services that are suitable across a variety of age ranges. These are available at our modern, comfortable dental office in Clearwater, FL.

Preventative dental care for the whole family

We firmly advocate preventing any dental problems from occurring wherever possible and for this reason, we offer a comprehensive preventative dental care program that enables us to spot the signs of developing dental problems early. In doing this, we can provide the necessary treatment that will protect you and your loved ones from unnecessary dental pain and other debilitating symptoms, the need for extensive and expensive dental work and even help to prolong your long-term oral health.

Our preventative dental care program involves two key components. The first is regular check-up appointments with our experienced dental team. These are usually recommended either every 6 months or yearly, but if you are experiencing dental problems the frequency of these visits may be increased. These appointments allow us to monitor the condition of your teeth as well as assessing your overall oral health, including an oral cancer screening that is performed as standard.

The second component of our preventative dental care program is a professional dental clean with our hygienists. Although you should be brushing and flossing daily at home, a professional dental implant can access all of those areas of the mouth that are hard to reach yourself. Our team also has the tools needed to remove any tartar that has accumulated, as well as clean any periodontal pockets that may have developed.

In addition to the services above, we are happy to provide an abundance of advice to help you and your family enjoy great oral health, from guidance on brushing tools and techniques to the right nutrition to boost the condition and appearance of your smile.

Teeth whitening

Teeth whitening is the number one cosmetic dentistry procedure in the United States. This transformative technique enables patients to enjoy a brighter, whiter and healthier-looking smile – something which many people consider to be not only desirable but a necessary attribute for their confidence, attractiveness, and success.

We are delighted to be able to offer a professional in-office teeth whitening service to the adults in your family. This process involves a special, high-grade bleaching agent being placed onto the teeth and then activated using a special light which will eliminate stains and discoloration from your teeth. Exactly how many sessions you require will depend on the color of your teeth and the shade of white you wish to achieve, as well as how your teeth respond to the treatment.

Although there are lots of different products that claim to be able to whiten teeth that you can use at home, experts everywhere agree that professional whitening performed by a trained and experienced dentist produces the most effective, consistent and long-lasting results.

A comprehensive dental treatment service

Although we are committed to doing everything that we can do preserve your oral health and your natural teeth for as long as possible, the truth is that very few people make their way through life without any form of dental treatment. We can offer a comprehensive range of different treatments to repair and restore damaged and decayed teeth and deal with other dental problems that may occur. This includes:

  • Cavity fillings
  • Crowns
  • Dentures
  • Root canal therapy
  • Treatment for periodontal disease
  • Treatment for impacted teeth
  • Soft tissue or bone grafting
  • Orthodontic solutions
  • Dental implants

Dental care for kids

During our lifetime, most of us are blessed with two sets of teeth. However, this doesn’t mean that our ‘baby’ teeth are any less important than our adult ones. We firmly believe that it is essential that children are taught to take proper care of their teeth from the earliest possible age and are committed to educating kids in the best way to maintain their oral health. From your child’s first appointment when they get their very first teeth to their adolescence when all too often brushing habits slip, we can support your child’s oral health at every stage of their development.

Our experienced and dedicated team understand the types of communication that work best with kids and work to create a friendly, reassuring bond with your child so that they never experience trepidation about their visits to our offices.

If you are looking for a new dentistry practice that can provide exemplary dental care for your whole family, we would be delighted to help. Please contact our office to schedule an appointment.

Family Dentistry FAQs

What is Family Dentistry?

Family Dentistry is concerned with addressing oral health at every stage of life, particularly in kids and teenagers.

How often does my child need to see the dentist?

Your child must see the dentist every 3-6 months so they can build comfort and confidence in themselves and their dentist.

What are sealants and why does my child need them?

Dental sealants protect the chewing surfaces from cavities by covering them with a protective shield that blocks out germs and food. Your child may need them as a coating to prevent cavities from forming in the deep pits of their back teeth.

How can I prevent dental decay for my family?

Along with good daily habits, a diet with lots of fruits and vegetables and low-starch foods will also promote less tooth decay. Here are top ways to prevent cavities for your family:

✓ Avoid snacking on sugary and starchy foods or frequently drinking sugary or acidic beverages.

✓ Brushing in the morning and evening and flossing daily.

✓ Visit the dentist twice a year for cleanings and checkups.

Is fluoride toothpaste safe for babies and toddlers?

Yes, fluoride toothpaste is generally safe and recommended for both children and adults. Although, it’s important to use it correctly for babies and toddlers.

Why is primary teeth dental care necessary if they are only temporary?

Primary teeth dental care is necessary even though they are temporary as they allow the maintenance for the eruption of their permanent teeth and is needed for proper speech development.

What happens during a family dental checkup?

Depending on your child’s age, the family dental checkup may include a full teeth examination, jaws, bite, gums, and oral tissues to check growth and development.

How often should my child's teeth be checked by the dentist?

We recommend that children start seeing a dentist every six months, by their first birthday or once their first tooth emerges.

What age should tooth cleaning begin?

The first tooth clean can take place during the toddler years between 12-36 months. Though ideally, visiting the dentist regularly starts at the age of 1 or so.

We're adults now, can we still have braces?

Most definitely! Braces will still work the same way no matter what age you are.