The Allen Dental Center is a family-friendly practice. Our dentists would love to become your go-to providers, no matter where you are in your oral health journey. We serve Allen, TX, and surrounding communities, including Plano, Carrollton, Richardson, Garland, Rockwall, Frisco, McKinney, The Colony, and Lewisville. Our office provides family dentistry services to patients from countless other cities and neighborhoods in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.
Our dentists bring years of top-notch experience and a passion for helping and getting to know others. This is one of the main reasons they are so beloved in our community. Let’s work together to keep your mouth healthy and give you a smile that you are proud of!
Are Baby Teeth Important?
Yes! Baby teeth, also known as primary teeth, are the first teeth that grow in the mouth. The baby teeth act as placeholders for adult teeth. Keeping baby teeth healthy will ensure the child’s teeth, gums, and palate develop properly.
Even before your child’s first teeth grow, you must clean their gums. Wiping your child’s gums with a clean cloth can prevent gum disease. When the baby teeth come in, you can gently brush them with an infant toothbrush. Use a small amount of toothpaste, about the size of a grain of rice, on the toothbrush. Your child can begin to brush and floss with supervision around age 6.
Why Is Preventative Care Important?
Preventative dentistry is a branch of dental care that helps maintain good oral health. A good oral hygiene routine and regular dental visits are essential to preventative care. Brushing twice daily and flossing before brushing will help patients of all ages maintain their smiles.
Regardless of age, we recommend visiting the dentist twice a year. During routine visits, we keep track of changes in patients’ smiles and thoroughly clean the teeth and gums. We can also answer questions and provide tips at regular visits to help you keep your teeth and gums healthy.
Our team understands that patients can feel anxious about visiting the dentist. Patients who have had bad experiences at the dentist or fear pain can feel comfortable in our office. They can feel reassured that they are in capable hands.
Family Dentistry Services in Allen, TX
With dental care for the whole family, patients of all ages can get the proper care for their specific needs. Our family dental services can include:
Sealants are coatings we place after a dental cleaning that will help prevent tooth decay. Dental sealants are an excellent option for children. We can also recommend sealants for patients of any age prone to tooth decay.
We typically place sealants on the back teeth or molars. It is often difficult for children to reach these teeth, and cavities can develop there.
Dental fluoride in water and toothpaste helps strengthen teeth. Our fluoride treatments are no different. For this treatment, we apply fluoride to the teeth. Patients must refrain from eating for several hours to ensure fluoride penetrates the enamel.
Over time, patients can notice signs of tooth wear or require treatment for dental injuries. Dental bonding or veneers can cover worn areas and ensure treated teeth blend in with the shape and shade of other natural teeth.
Patients may need one or multiple restorative treatments as they age. Our restorative dental treatments help patients with damaged and missing teeth. Dental crowns, implants, implant-supported restorations, and even TMJ treatments restore the function and form of teeth.
If you have just lost a tooth, experienced tooth pain, or injured a tooth, you need an emergency dentist. Our friendly and highly trained staff can help you address your dental problem immediately. Your oral health is our top priority.
Family Dentistry: Caring For Aging Smiles
Over time, you may notice dental problems that you haven’t experienced before. Medication side effects, medical conditions, and natural tooth wear can impact the feel and function of your smile.
This is why preventative dental care is important. If you notice any changes in your oral health, please get in touch with our office. We also take medications and medical conditions into account when providing dental care.
Gum Disease and Tooth Decay
Common problems like diabetes, dry mouth, and vitamin deficiencies can increase your risk of decay. Gum disease is a common infection that can lead to bleeding, receding, and painful gums.
Tooth decay is similar to gum disease but is a bacterial infection affecting teeth. Signs of tooth decay can include chronic toothaches, holes in teeth, sensitive teeth, and bad breath. Together, gum disease and tooth decay can permanently damage your smile. Our office provides dental cleanings, scaling, and root planing to prevent these dental problems.
Damaged and Missing Teeth
We can also fix damaged teeth and replace missing teeth in our office. If you have a chip or crack in a tooth, you must fix your injury, no matter how small. Harmful bacteria can enter the tooth, affecting the nerves that keep teeth alive. We may recommend tooth bonding treatment for small areas of tooth damage. Dental crowns can also fully cover and protect damaged teeth.
When you think of missing teeth, your mind may go to dentures in a glass of water. However, patients who experience missing teeth benefit from dental implants. Dental implants are small titanium posts a surgeon places in the jaw bone. Over time, the dental implants fuse with the jaw bone. Dental implants act as new tooth roots to secure restorations.
Implants can also secure dentures, meaning patients with removable dentures can get implants to support their smile. If you have a traditional bridge or denture but need more support, we will recommend implants.
Contact Us Today
Are you looking for an office that provides family dentistry services in Allen, TX? Call 972.640.7564 or schedule a dental appointment with our team online. Let us know if you have any questions, and we will be happy to assist you. Our office works with you to schedule dental care for your whole family.