What Is Family Dentistry?
Family dentistry focuses on improving oral health at every stage in life through preventive and restorative treatments, pediatric dentistry, and even geriatric care. At Grove Dental Group and Orthodontics, we understand the varying needs of our patients and offer high-quality family dental services to individuals of all ages, including infants, young children, teenagers, adults, women who are pregnant, as well as seniors. Our caring team of general dentists and orthodontists is pleased to provide a variety of general, cosmetic, restorative, and orthodontic procedures for Wyomissing and Reading, PA patients and their loved ones. As a comprehensive practice, we bring the ultimate in convenience and care by offering full-service treatment, all under one roof. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment for every member of your family!
"Just how much do I adore this office? My son adores Dr. Gufran, who is the greatest in town. Going to the dentist is something he always looks forward to. Thank you for being the most lovable dentist in town, Dr. Gufran."- R.S. / Google / Jan 22, 2023
"Everyone is so nice! Jenna, the hygienist was the best! So gentle and caring. Dr. Johnson also great and very thorough! I highly recommend this office."- J.F. / Google / Dec 23, 2022
"I've been taking my boys to Grove for a couple of years now and I cannot speak more highly of the services they provide. My boys have been to this new location twice and absolutely love it. It is so kid friendly, as are the staff, so that takes the fear out of the experience. There is a nice play area in the waiting room, movies playing on the ceiling in exam rooms, and a treat dispenser at the end of the visit...makes me jealous that we didn't have this around when I was a child! Highly recommended for kids any age."- R.N. / Google / Dec 16, 2022
"Great service and friendly staff easy to schedule"- A.V. / Google / Dec 10, 2022
"One of the best dental experiences of my life!"- L.M. / Google / Dec 09, 2022
Who Can Have Family Dental Care?
It is recommended by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) that babies visit the dentist shortly after the first tooth erupts, which is generally between 6 – 12 months of age. Children can develop cavities early in life, which makes it vital for your children to receive preventive family dental care and if needed, treatment. After the initial visit, we recommend that children and every member of your family visit Grove Dental Group and Orthodontics at least twice a year for routine dental cleaning and check-up visits. Patients of every age are encouraged to visit our team in between preventive dentistry visits if they have any pain, discomfort, or problems in their teeth, gums, or jaw. When a dental problem is diagnosed early, there are often less invasive treatment options available that can minimize time spent in the dental chair and save your family money in the long run. As a comprehensive practice, Grove Dental Group and Orthodontics also offers emergency dentistry and is here to address any urgent needs for your family when you need us most.
What Can I Expect During My Visit with A Family Dentist?
Family dentistry visits at Grove Dental Group and Orthodontics are fun, comfortable, and convenient. Most preventive care appointments for your family will consist of a dental exam and cleaning. Other preventive procedures, such as fluoride treatments and sealants, may also be suggested for younger patients and other family members to help protect against the development of tooth decay (cavities). Additional treatments will only be recommended if needed, such as if cavities, misaligned teeth, periodontal (gum) disease, or other dental concerns are detected during your exam. At each dental exam visit, we thoroughly evaluate the teeth, jaw, and gums to check for any concerns, discuss options for treatment, and suggest methods to help prevent future problems. Our team will also take time to listen to any dental concerns or aesthetic goals you may have for your smile.
What Happens After Each Family Dental Appointment?
Before receiving a dental procedure, our dentists will explain the treatment options and methods best for you or your family. Together, we can then determine the best approach for restoring oral health and maintain bright, happy smiles that last. After every dental visit, our knowledgeable team will help you develop a unique care plan to improve your family's oral health. A key element is following a proper home oral hygiene regimen, which includes daily brushing and flossing. We will also show you proper flossing and brushing techniques or recommend products to target any specific oral health needs you may have. Routine visits to Grove Dental Group and Orthodontics will also allow us to help you manage your family's dental health and catch minor concerns before they become larger dental issues.
Is There Insurance Coverage for Family Dentistry?
While many general dental services are typically covered by most dental insurance plans, our team will contact your insurance company and estimate any covered or uncovered portions. Grove Dental Group and Orthodontics accepts several forms of payment to help you keep your family's smiles healthy without financial concerns. Ask our team for information on low-interest medical financing or our in-house savings program to make your oral healthcare even more affordable.
Family Dentistry FAQ
What is the difference between family dentistry and pediatric dentistry?
Some might think family dental services and pediatric dentistry are the same since they both involve treating children, however, they are actually different. Family dentistry focuses on the oral health of children and adults during all aspects of life. Pediatric dentistry, on the other hand, focuses solely on the dental health of children.
How often should my child see the dentist?
Just like adults, children should visit the dentist twice yearly for teeth cleanings and once a year for an oral exam. Babies even should see the dentist regularly. Our Wyomissing family dentists suggest that your little one visit the dentist before they turn one, and after that, we can work together to ensure a healthy dental routine.
Are dental x-rays safe for my child?
Your safety and your child's safety are our number one priority. We are proud to utilize the latest technologies to provide dental x-rays since they are an essential component of a healthy oral routine. The digital imaging x-rays we perform produce around 90 percent less radiation than traditional x-rays.
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Enjoy Peace of Mind
At any age or stage of life, it is important to care for your smile and take preventive measures against oral conditions. We strive to make dental visits pleasant experiences at Grove Dental Group and Orthodontics, helping your whole family to have beautiful, healthy smiles now and in the future. To get more information about our treatments or to make an appointment, contact one of our Wyomissing and Reading, PA area locations. Enjoy peace of mind by partnering with a team that will always place your family's smiles first.
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