Our dentists practice family dentistry in Newtown, PA. Family dentistry allows patients of all ages to receive the care they need. It is also a general dental service that helps prevent future dental problems. For the convenience of our patients, our dental office provides group scheduling. This allows multiple members of the family to receive care simultaneously. Please contact us if your family needs to schedule an appointment and we will be happy to help.
We recommend that parents bring their children to the dentist every six months or twice a year. During a child’s routine visit to our office, we may provide:
- Dental cleanings
- Tooth sealants
- Flouride treatment
Dental sealants and fluoride treatments are important to prevent cavities, which are a top concern for children. Sealants are thin coatings that we place on the molars to protect the teeth from developing cavities. Fluoride treatments use a varnish that stays on the teeth for several hours. This treatment also helps strengthen the tooth enamel against decay. We recommend sealants for children between the ages of 6 and 14 and fluoride treatment for patients aged 6 months and 16 years.
Caring for Baby Teeth
Primary teeth or baby teeth are key to ensuring that your child has a good foundation for their developing smile. Even before a child’s first tooth erupts, parents should be cleaning the gums with a damp cloth. Wiping away excess food helps combat problems like gum disease.
Parents should also schedule their child’s first visit to our office after their first baby tooth emerges, or when they are 6 to 9 months old. Once the baby teeth come in, parents should use an infant-sized toothbrush and a pea-sized amount of toothpaste to brush the teeth and gums. Gently caring for a baby’s gums and primary teeth prevents bacterial infections. Early dental care is key to preventing gum disease and tooth decay.
Restorations and Cosmetic Care for Adults
As our smiles age, we may require additional dental care to maintain the look and health of the teeth and gums. For our older patients, we offer dental crowns, porcelain veneers, tooth bonding, dental implants, dental bridges, and dentures. These treatments may be used to add structure to damaged teeth, protect weakened teeth, and replace missing teeth.
Dental crowns are porcelain ceramic caps that cover areas of dental damage or discoloration. Porcelain veneers and tooth bonding are similar cosmetic treatments that brighten dull teeth and repair damaged teeth. Veneers are porcelain ceramic shells, while dental bonding treatment uses a malleable tooth-colored material on the tooth enamel. Dental implants are titanium posts that replace single or multiple missing teeth. Although dental bridges and dentures can be removable, we recommend that patients secure their dental restorations with implants.
No matter your restorative or cosmetic needs, our professional team of dentists is here to help. We take the time to explain our treatment process so patients fully understand their options.
Schedule a Dental Appointment
Are you looking for a family dentist in the Newtown area? Contact the Dentists of Newtown for family-friendly dental care at 267-692-2394. Feel free to request a dental consultation with our team on our website.