Wow! Only the first visit and this has been the best most informative and calming dental experiences both myself and my husband have ever had! 10 stars! Thank you and cannot wait for our next appointments! ~ Nick Pelletti
Your Family Dental Team in Spokane Valley, WA
We are dedicated to providing the Spokane Valley area with the dental services and technology needed to ensure your family has a healthy, happy smile. We understand that visiting the dentist can be stressful, so we have designed our facility and procedures with your comfort and ease in mind. Each smile is unique and requires individualized care. Our team of dental professionals are passionate about providing quality service and individual attention to each and every one of our patients.
Family Dentistry Q & A
What is Family Dentistry?
Family dentistry focuses on your unique oral health at every life stage. Children and adults each have different dental needs. A qualified family dentist has the training to deliver comprehensive care for both primary and permanent teeth. Typical family dentistry services include preventative care as well as treatments for dental issues: cleanings, fluoride treatments, cavity fillings, orthodontics, and gum disease treatment. A family dentist is also equally skilled in creating a positive dental experience for both adults and children.
Why do children’s primary teeth need dental care if they are temporary?
Primary teeth, most often called baby teeth, despite being temporary are very important to your child’s lifelong health and development. These teeth, in addition to helping children chew, speak, and smile, hold space within the jaw for the teeth developing below.
Primary teeth that are lost too soon create an empty space that the permanent teeth below can then shift into. This shifting can cause problems for the other teeth developing in that space, leading to crooked and crowded permanent teeth.
Properly caring for your child’s primary teeth protects the development of their permanent teeth. Help your child develop the healthy habits that ensure a properly aligned smile they’ll enjoy for decades to come.
How can I prevent dental decay for my family?
As Benjamin Franklin famously said, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Save your family money, time, and discomfort by being vigilant about good oral hygiene habits now.
Every family member should brush their teeth twice a day with an ADA-approved fluoride toothpaste. Avoid using whitening toothpastes for the whole family—extended use can lead to wearing down the critical enamel layer. Those who have teeth that touch one another should be flossing between them once a day. After meals swish your mouth with water to clear away food particles and acids. Start building your child’s healthy dental habits early on and visit the dentist regularly.
Book your appointment online below or call to schedule an appointment at 509-922-3333.