Family and Pediatric Dentistry in Tampa, FL
At Modern Day Smiles in Tampa, FL we cater for family and Pediatric services (along with our many other services) across a variety of ages. Helping patients at all stages of life achieve a happy and healthy smile. Many patients come to us for dental services as a whole family, setting good examples for children and being there for all check-ups or dental emergencies that may arise.
On this page we will discuss family and pediatric dentistry at our dental clinic in Tampa, FL. Discussing how we can help families, which services we offer and more to assist in helping you make an informed decision towards the wellbeing of your or your families dental health.
A pediatric dentist is able to deal with children from birth through adolescence. Our pediatric dentistry services in the 33615 area are child friendly and affordable within a friendly environment. We take pride in our ability to provide a great experience to patients of various ages and can help in fixing various dental issues.
Why Should you See a Family Dentist?
There are a variety of advantages when it comes to taking your children to a family dentist, the same dentist you also see. Seeing the same dentist from childhood to adulthood makes it easier to monitor the progress of your oral health and potential dental problems which develop as a child grows and matures.
Not only this, but it becomes easier to schedule dental appointments for the whole family at the same dental office and the ability to all attend the dentist together can make it a family experience, as well as saving time on the road.
What is Family Dentistry?
Family dentistry is an area of dentistry which seeks to handle most dental care requirements. They work with patients of differing ages on common, general dentistry issues and can refer you or your child to a specialist if required for a cosmetic procedure, orthodontic procedure or oral surgery.
The following services are the most common services offered by our family dentists in Tampa, FL.
- Dental Cleaning and Check-ups
At Modern Day Smiles, we advise most patients see a dentist every 6 months, starting to attend appointments from the point where the first tooth emerges. The check-ups we offer usually begin with time in the dental hygienist’s chair, whereby our hygienists use a special tool to remove plaque and tartar which can build up and cause problems on the surface of the teeth.
Once the teeth have been cleaned, our dental specialists along with Dr Alexis Spinuso will examine the teeth and gums for signs of cavities, gum disease and any other problems which may be likely to occur. Our dentists will be able to monitor your child’s oral health over time, watching out for cavities, any misalignment issues or gum disease problems that may be getting worse as your child grows older and their habits develop. Our ability to detect these problems early is a key part of the prevention process against common dental issues.
- Fillings and Restorations
Our family dentists at Modern Day Smiles in Tampa, FL offer fillings, crowns, bonding and other various restorations for patients of all ages. If our dentists discover a cavity in your mouth or a child’s mouth, we will be able to fill it with composite/metal amalgam, restoring the strength back to full glory and helping in preventing additional decay.
However, if we see evident, bad damage from decay or damage due to a dental accident then our dentists will be able to use a crown to cover it, this acts as a cap and covers the entire tooth. Our family dentists can also offer bridges to patients which are effective in replacing missing teeth and our dentists may also need to extract badly decayed or damaged teeth.
- Referrals to Dental Specialists
A child’s teeth and oral structure change over time as they develop. Our family dentists carefully monitor the teeth which arise and if any appear not to be coming in straight or are not angled properly, our family dentists may refer your child to an orthodontist in order to evaluate the child’s dental health in the case that braces or Invisalign is required.
Our family dentists can also help adult patients with issues like abscessed teeth and gum disease. However, we may also need to refer you to a specialist for more serious cases.
Where to go for Family/Pediatric Dentistry in Tampa, FL
Modern Day Smiles in Tampa, FL houses state of the art equipment alongside a friendly team who are here to help patients with all their dental issues. To find out more about how we can help, feel free to get in touch with us via the contact area of our website so we can book you/your family in with an appointment.