Family dentistry is a dental practice that addresses oral health at every stage of your life. A family dentist practices a broad range of dental services, from the preventative dental cleanings and fillings to more specific procedures such as sealants, crowns, bridges, and tooth replacements.
An experienced family dentist is trained to provide all-inclusive oral health care from infancy to retirement and beyond.
Our family-oriented team at DC Dental Spa are patient and proficient with our deliberate thoroughness when it comes to your oral care. The latest in technological methods are available in our clinic and the warm and friendly atmosphere will help us evaluate any dental problems you might have. Call 202-873-1054 for an initial consultation and let us help you determine if we can help develop good preventative family dentistry for your family.
At DC Dental Spa we are committed to serving you at every stage in your life. We are proud to provide a wide range of dental services and have a commitment to providing these services in a manner that you become apprised and therefore comfortable with the care you are receiving.
Preventative Family Dentistry
In addition to providing you and your entire family with the oral health care you all need, we are also committed to providing you with education on at home practices you can take to reduce the likelihood of issues developing.
This is very evident with our pediatric dental care. Our staff is trained to help new parents both learn and to implement the best oral care for their newborn. This is especially true with maintenance of baby teeth, as doing so it can have an impact on their developing proper chewing habits, proper speech, and establishing good general oral health habits at a young age. We will monitor the growth and ensure your child or children are reaching important milestones.
Adult Dental Services
In addition to providing the support for your children, we are equally committed to providing the care that you need as your dental needs change. As we age, we will have to address oral health issues that are new territory for us. At DC Dental Spa, we offer a broad range of dental services that are associated with aging, including periodontal therapy, oral implants, and cosmetic dental procedures that are designed to restore your smile. Most importantly, we will provide continuity in the care you receive and will base all treatments on an established relationship that is documented in your unique dental history.
Regular Family Exams
One of the best ways to maintain the oral health of you and your family is to schedule regular family exams. Most regular exams will include evaluation of the following:
- X-rays: Regular X-rays are taken for unseen activity below the surface of the gums, such as early detection of cysts, tumors, decay, or bone loss.
- Signs of tooth decay: At the checkup specific dental instruments are used to look for evidence of tooth decay on the surfaces of your teeth.
- Signs of gum disease: The gums and bone around your teeth will be examined for signs of periodontitis.
- Status of existing restorations: We will examine the continued status of any crowns, fillings, or other restorations that you may have.
- Oral cancer screening: The examination of your gums, lips, neck, throat, and face for any early warning signs of the presence of oral cancer.
By scheduling these regular preventative exams, you will significantly reduce the likelihood of you or any family member developing unnecessary dental health issues.
Additional preventative services we provide include:
- Periodontal Therapy
- Fluoride Treatment
- Mouth Guards and Night Guards
- Dental Sealants
Family Dental Services
As mentioned previously, we do provide care for all patients ranging from pediatric to geriatric. We will always share a suggested treatment plan with you or your family and will not start said plan until everyone is comfortable with the decision. All costs will be discussed as well prior to any treatment.
Some Family Dentistry Services Include:
- Preventive & Restorative Care
- Porcelain Veneers
- Dental Implants
- Dental Crowns
- Dental Bridges
- Root Canal Therapy
- Periodontal Treatment
- Teeth Whitening
- Cosmetic Dentistry
Cosmetic Dentistry Services
In addition to providing you and your family with the services you need; we are also committed to providing you with the services you may want.
You may be exploring cosmetic dental procedures for a variety of reasons, but the most common involve trying to correct or address the following issues:
- Cracked or broken teeth
- Crooked or overcrowded teeth
- Discoloration and staining
- Disproportionately sized or misshapen teeth
- Missing teeth
- Spacing and gaps in teeth
- Dental Bonding and Veneers
- Bridges and Crowns
- Implant Placement, restoration, and dentures
- Orthodontics and Invisalign
- Teeth Whitening
We want you to take Pride in your Smile
At the family dentistry practice of DC Dental Spa, we ensure you receive the utmost quality in dental care. We use the newest state-of- the-art tools and diagnostic equipment. Additionally, we perform the strictest sterilization techniques to keep both your and our team safe.
We understand that some folks experience dental anxiety, so it is our goal to make sure your visit to our office is as comfortable and pain and anxiety free as possible.
Do You Know How to Brush Your Teeth?
One thing we really focus on is making sure that you and your entire family know the proper way to brush their teeth.
Here are the basic steps: Position your brush at a 45-degree angle toward the gums and gently move the brush back and forth across your teeth in short circular motions. Brush the front surfaces, the back surfaces, and the tops of the teeth, making sure to reach the back molars where food can build up in the crevices while chewing. You do this twice a day for two minutes each time and floss between your teeth and your visits will become easier.
High Quality Care You Can Trust
At the DC Dental Spa office in downtown, we will do our best to accommodate you and your family’s busy schedules. Our entire staff works tirelessly to develop strong and lasting relationships with all family members. We enjoy the trust that grows from regular dental visits. We are quite patient, deliberate, and very thoughtful about exercising preventative overall dental health and delivering the enjoyment that comes with your healthy smile. Visit us today at DC Dental Spa, 730 24th St. NW, Suite 9, Washington, DC, 20037, or call 202-873-1054 for an evaluation and consultation regarding establishing solid preventative oral health care for each of your family members.