Family Dentistry

How to Choose The Right Dentist?

Certain dentists specialize in family dentistry, which means that they can take care of your teeth, your teenaged child’s teeth and your infant’s teeth with no problem. Working with a family dentist makes it a lot easier for you to keep up with your family’s dentist appointments and ensures that you only have to drive to a single location whenever it’s time for a checkup or cleaning.

Family dentistry is a great way to help streamline your life.

When it comes to choosing the right dentist for your family, there are many different factors that go into the search. Before you decide on a dentist, it’s important to consider each of the needs for all members of your family. To avoid having to make multiple appointments at different dental offices, a good family dentist will provide dental services to patients of every age. Think about each family member, what they may need, and make sure to ask if those services are provided at any family dental office that you contact.

How often should I see my dentist?

This question is asked so often! We like to see our patients every 6 months to ensure optimal dental care. This is especially important for children as their teeth can change so often.

Coordinate Family Appointments & Streamline Your Life

Family dentistry is a great way to help streamline your life. Especially if you can make appointments for all family members to be seen on the same day. We typically have 5 or more hygienists on staff at one given time. If your appointments are booked ahead of time we should have no trouble fitting everyone in at the same time.

Make It Fun & Educational For Children

Sometimes going to the dentist can be a frightening experience for children, but a family dentist that has experience working with little ones can make an appointment a fun and educational experience instead. With friendly chair-side manners and a gentle touch, family and pediatric dentists can put any child at ease and make a stressful situation a breeze for both parent and child.

At Ascent Family Dental we have modern equipment, a large staff, and multiple operatories in order to help accomodidate seeing your whole family at once if required. Some of our doctors also work later hours so parents and children do not have to miss work or school.

Children's Dentistry

Our General Dentist’s at Ascent Family Dental love working with kids and all of our staff have a lot of experience working with children. We also offer sedation options that help children relax while the dentistry is being completed. And when needed we work closely with talented Pediatric Dentists if a referral to a child specialist is required.

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Teen's Dentistry

As adolescents transition into teenagers and young adults, new oral health risks come into play. For example, some teenagers begin experimenting with cigarettes and alcohol in high school. As a result, smoking or drinking from a young age can turn into habits that are difficult to quit as they reach adulthood.

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Adult's Dentistry

Gum disease is an inflammation of the tissues that hold your teeth in place. If it is severe, it can destroy the tissue and bone, leading to tooth loss. Gum disease is caused by plaque, a sticky film of bacteria that constantly forms on the teeth.

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Ortho Screenings

Even when happy, some people resist smiling. Or they cover their mouth with their hand. Their crooked teeth embarrass them. That’s when you need to see an orthodontist.

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A dental sealant is a thin plastic film painted on the chewing surfaces of molars and premolars (the teeth directly in front of the molars). Sealants have been shown to be highly effective in the prevention of cavities. They were developed through dental research in the 1950s and first became available commercially in the early 1970s.

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