Family dentistry provides all-inclusive oral health care to people of all ages, including pediatric dentistry. It incorporates routine checkups, preventive screenings, and patient education to ensure healthy teeth, gums, and smiles.
Forrest Dental offers a variety of family dentistry and pediatric dentistry services, including:
An oral exam is a brief appointment that assesses the condition of your teeth, gums, tongue, and smile. If your provider uncovers anything unusual, like a cavity, signs of gum disease, or an oral abscess, they can order additional testing.
Teeth cleaning involves your provider at Forrest Dental removing plaque and tartar from beneath your gums and the surfaces of your teeth. Following the removal of plaque and tartar, your provider polishes and flosses your teeth and provides at-home care instructions.
Dental X-rays capture detailed images of your tooth roots, gums, and jaw using electronic sensors and ionizing radiation. The Forrest Dental team uses X-rays to detect potentially serious issues and to guide certain procedures, like the placement of dental implants.
If you have weak or damaged tooth enamel, your provider might recommend treatment with fluoride. When applied to your teeth, fluoride strengthens the enamel, reducing the risk of cavities and decay.
Invisalign improves the position of your teeth and jaw with a series of custom-crafted oral aligners. Unlike metal braces, Invisalign aligners are removable, meaning you can still eat your favorite snacks like nuts and fruit slices.
Some children are prone to cavities. If yours is one of them, the Forrest Dental team might recommend sealants. Dental sealants are thin coverings made of plastic applied to your child’s teeth. They prevent harmful bacteria from accessing the enamel, reducing the risk of cavities.
Dental restorations like crowns, bridges, and implants repair damaged, decaying, or missing teeth. The type of restoration that will benefit you most depends on your age, goals, and dental health history.
TheForrest Dental team recommends visiting the office at least once every six months, even if your teeth and gums appear healthy. Many potentially serious issues, including gum disease and bone loss, occur gradually and present few symptoms. Regular family or pediatric dentistry visits to Forrest Dental can alert you when these and other conditions are easiest to treat.
To establish family dentistry care, make an appointment at Forrest Dental by clicking the online booking tool or calling the office today.