Family Dentistry Broomall, PA

At Williamsburg Dental, we accommodate patients of all ages so they may receive the care they need. We know that it can be difficult to make dental visits if you have a busy schedule. Our staff will work to accommodate you and your family and ensure you all receive the care you need in a timely and convenient manner. We can accommodate work and after-school activities for a schedule that benefits everyone.

General dentistry is a part of family dental care. Routine dental cleanings, x-rays, and examinations are important for all of our patients. Our dental hygienists, office staff, and dentists help patients maintain their oral health for years of happy, healthy smiles. If you are looking for family dentistry services in Broomall, PA, contact Williamsburg Dental. We also provide family dentistry treatments in Havertown, PA.

Family Dentist in Broomall, Pennsylvania

Family Dentist in Broomall, PA

There are several things you can do to prepare your child for their first dental visit. Emphasizing the excitement of a new dental visit helps lessen anxiety or fear. You can also brush their teeth to roleplay a dental cleaning, which is a routine part of a dental visit. We want to make your child’s first visit a positive experience.

Our dentists recommend parents bring their children in for their first dental visit after their first birthday. During your child’s first visit, we will typically provide a dental cleaning and teach parents about the best methods of caring for their child’s smile, with infant toothbrushes and pea-sized amounts of toothpaste.

Encouraging communication and positive interaction with our patients at a young age can make the dentist a safe and comfortable space. Our dentists want patients to feel comfortable visiting the dentist as they grow older so they can properly maintain their smiles for years to come.

The Importance of Fluoride & Dental Sealants

Dental sealants are best for patients between the ages of 6 and 12, while fluoride treatments benefit children up to age 16. Professional fluoride treatments protect the teeth from cavities by strengthening the outer layer. Compared to over-the-counter mouthwash or toothpaste, we use a higher concentration of fluoride on the teeth.

We apply fluoride to your teeth and ask patients to refrain from eating or brushing their teeth for several hours. This allows the fluoride to penetrate the enamel and outer layer of the teeth.

Sealants protect back teeth from plaque, a sticky film of bacteria. Plaque can easily collect on the back molars, which are difficult to reach. We apply clear dental sealants on the chewing surfaces of these teeth to help “seal out” decay-causing bacteria.

Restorative and Cosmetic Dental Care

We also offer comprehensive restorative and cosmetic dental services in Newtown Square, PA. Dental injuries, decay, and other oral health issues will require professional treatment. Restorative dental care can replace missing teeth, address gum infections, and reverse bite disorders.

Our dentists can also plan smile makeovers for patients who would like to address multiple cosmetic concerns. Veneers, dental bonding, Invisalign, and teeth whitening treatment are just some of the dental treatments we can provide to restore a smile that is brighter and healthier.

Family Dentistry Frequently Asked Questions

How long do dental sealants last?

With proper care, dental sealants can last up to 10 years. However, their effectiveness can depend on oral hygiene and diet. Additionally, regular dental check-ups are essential to assess the condition of the sealants. If wear and chipping occur on the sealants, your dentist can reapply them to protect your teeth against decay.   

Do sealants fix cavities?

Sealants don’t fix cavities. Instead, dentists apply them to the chewing surfaces of back teeth to prevent decay by sealing out plaque and food. If your tooth has a cavity, the dentist will first treat the decay with a filling. Lastly, sealants are more of a preventive measure rather than a restorative treatment for existing cavities.

Is fluoride treatment at the dentist worth it?

Yes, fluoride treatment at the dentist is worth it for most people. It strengthens your tooth enamel and makes your teeth more resistant to decay. This treatment is especially beneficial for those at higher risk of cavities. 

How often should I have a teeth cleaning?

Professional teeth cleaning by a dentist and hygienist should take place every six months. This frequency keeps tartar and plaque at bay. It can also prevent cavities and gum disease. However, some people might need more frequent cleanings. It will all depend on your oral health status. Your dentist can offer personalized advice based on your needs. 

How often do I really need dental x-rays?

The frequency of dental X-rays can vary based on your oral health, age, and risk for dental problems. Generally, adults with good oral health might need them every two to three years. However, those at higher risk for dental problems might need X-rays annually. Children may need them more than every two years to monitor growth. Your dentist will recommend a schedule that’s tailored to your needs.

What does a regular dental cleaning consist of?

A regular dental cleaning involves removing plaque and tartar from your teeth. This happens above and below the gum line. Your dentist or hygienist will then polish your teeth and floss between them. This process helps prevent cavities and gum disease. They also check your oral health and can offer tips on improving your dental care routine at home.

Schedule a Dental Appointment

Are you looking for a family dentist? We offer general and family dentistry in Springfield, PA, and the surrounding area. Call our dental office at (610) 347-8302 or request a dental consultation with us online. Let us know if you have questions or concerns, and we can help!