We are family friendly, and have many families as patients. Family dentistry means we treat all members of the family, from grandparents to the little ones. We are used to working with patients of all ages. And because we have dentists and hygienists with experience in all areas, we pride ourselves on our ability to handle all of your family’s dental needs.
We provide cleanings and check-ups for the entire family, and complete treatment for mature adults as well as young families and children.
“I loved the work Dr. Jones has done for me and my family. The cost was reasonable and he made me feel comfortable in the office.” – L.C.
Family Dentistry for Children
As parents ourselves, we understand how important it is for your chldren to feel comfortable and safe when they come in for dental treatment. We also understand how important it is for them to get the dental care that they need.
For kids, we provide affordable check-ups, teeth-cleaning, and dental sealants to protect new molars from cavities, as well as hands-on instruction about brushing and flossing.
Gentle first check-ups
Parents often ask at what age they should bring their child in for a dental check up. We like to see the kids when they are about 2 1/2 to 3 years old, unless you see a problem before that, such as black or brown spots on the teeth, or no teeth or gum sores. When they are about 3, they have most, if not all, of their baby teeth and are able to cooperate and understand. Often, we have the little ones come and watch their older brother or sister or their parent.
Dental sealants to protect young teeth
You can remove most food particles and plaque from your teeth with thorough brushing and flossing. However, there are small depressions and grooves on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth that often get missed. Dental sealants act as a barrier, protecting the teeth against decay-causing bacteria. In other words, they help prevent dental problems before they start.
A sealant is a plastic material that is usually applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. This plastic substance bonds into the depressions and grooves of the teeth and acts as a barrier, protecting enamel by “sealing out” plaque and acids.
Sealants are easy for us to apply, and it takes only a few minutes to seal each tooth. We start by cleaning each tooth to be sealed, and then roughen up the surface with an acid solution so that the sealant will adhere to the tooth. The sealant is then painted onto the tooth enamel where it bonds directly to the tooth.
As long as the sealant remains intact, the tooth surface will be protected from decay. Sealants hold up well under the force of normal chewing and usually last several years before a reapplication is needed. Dr. Jones will check the condition of the sealants during regular dental check-ups and reapply when necessary.
“Dr. Jones is a very good listener and explains everything just right.” – K.G.
We help teens maintain healthy, straight smiles
Please bring your teenager in for an examination. Whether your teen needs fillings, braces, wisdom teeth removed or just a cleaning, your can be sure that Dr. Gaymes and Dr. Jones will care for your child’s teeth as if your child were their own.
Dr. Jones has helped many of his young patients with braces. He has additional training in Orthodonics (the branch of dentistry which deals with straightening the teeth and jaw), and is fully equipped to deal with many orthodontic issues here in our offices. If you are concerned that your child may need braces to help correct a problem with his or her teeth, you should bring your child in for an examination.
“Dr. Jones fixed my teeth using braces and after 5 years my teeth are still straight. I would like to thank Dr. Jones and Dr. Gaymes for giving me confidence in my smile.” – N.J.
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