Family Dentist West Covina CA

Family Dentist

Family Dentist in West Covina

If you are looking for a qualified dentist for your entire family, Dentist of West Covina offers state of the art dental care with friendly, caring service.

What Is a Family Dentist?

A family dentist is a dentist who works with children, teenagers, and adults. As a family dentistry office, we also offer convenient scheduling options to meet the needs of busy parents.

What Do Family Dentists Do?

The purpose of family dentistry is to provide critical dental health services throughout a person's lifespan. This includes pediatric dentistry for children and teens as well as adult dentistry. We offer a full range of family dental services, from general cleanings to orthodontics, cosmetic dentistry, and periodontics.

What Is Pediatric Dentistry?

Pediatric dentistry specifically refers to dental services for children. This includes helping your children as they grow their first permanent teeth as well as fitting them for braces if necessary. Our staff is well-trained to help children feel at ease and safe during their important dental experiences.

What Is Orthodontic Dentistry?

Orthodontic dentistry is focused on fixing "malocclusions" - otherwise known as misalignments of the teeth and jaw. With children, this is commonly seen as permanent teeth begin to grow in. Children may have teeth that are growing in at an angle, are spaced too close or too far apart, or have other issues. This is why so many children and teens wear braces, to correct these malocclusions. Adults sometimes wear braces too in order to correct similar problems.

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What Is Cosmetic Dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry is all about making teeth look nice, which can also help improve their function. Some cosmetic dentistry is focused simply on whitening teeth and removing stains, but it can also be used to repair chipped, broken, or misshapen teeth. For example, a child that chipped a tooth during football practice may need cosmetic dentistry to repair the tooth.

What Is Periodontics ?

Periodontics is the branch of dentistry that concerns itself with gum health. If teeth aren't brushed and flossed properly, and sometimes genetics are involved, plaque and tartar can build up and cause gum inflammation. Long-term gum inflammation can lead to receding gums and eventually tooth loss if not properly treated.

What Happens During a Dental Exam?

No matter which member of the family needs to see the dentist, young or old, it all starts with the dental exam. The dentist will first examine the mouth and gum tissue thoroughly. A special probe may be used to check for gum pockets if inflammation is present, which is a sign of gum disease. X-rays of the teeth will be taken, and other advanced images if necessary. After the dental exam, the dentist will discuss with you any issues that were found as well as recommended treatments. A dental cleaning follows, where the dental hygienist gently scrapes away tartar and plaque to keep teeth and gums healthy.

How Often Should I Take My Family to the Dentist?

Everyone should have a comprehensive dental exam at least once per year and regular cleanings at least twice per year. If special treatments are needed, such as braces, we will discuss the treatment schedule at that time.

What Does Family Dentistry Cost?

The cost for family dentistry depends on the type of service, so please contact us if you have any questions about a specific issue. We realize that managing a family can be quite challenging. We offer affordable services and work with many types of dental insurance companies to give you the best rates for family dentistry in West Covina. We will provide a full quote for all services without any surprise or hidden charges. We also offer flexible financing programs.

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