Family Dentistry Nederland, TX

A family dentist is a general practitioner who treats children, teenagers, and adults. Family dentistry in our Nederland, TX, office is a part of preventive dental care. At Coastal Dental Care, we are dedicated to helping patients get the care they need for their whole family under one roof. We understand that fitting dental visits into your busy schedule can be difficult. As your family dentist office, we will help you schedule routine dental visits for you and your whole family. 

Family Dentistry in Nederland TX

Family Dentistry in Nederland, TX

As your Nederland family dentist, we want to help you meet your dental goals and maintain oral health. Finding the right family dentist means:

  • Gentle Dental Treatment: Our team prioritizes comfort when you and your family visit our office. We understand that patients of all ages can have anxiety surrounding pain during dental care. Our dentists and hygienists take a gentle approach to your family’s dental treatment. We will work with you to get the care you need comfortably. 
  • Dental Care for the Whole Family: From dental sealants to dental implants, we provide dentistry for children, teens, and adults. We can help you schedule treatment for you and your children for routine care. Our dentists are trained to treat younger patients and ensure their comfort. 
  • Personalized Treatment: We will customize care based on age, medications, medical conditions, and oral health issues. Some treatments are best for specific age groups as their teeth, palate, and jaw develop. Our office can perform wisdom teeth extractions, braces, and routine preventative treatments based on emerging dental problems. 

Orthodontic Treatment for Teens and Adults

Braces are common among teens as their permanent teeth grow. Most people aren’t born with perfectly straight teeth and may need extra help to get a more balanced smile.

Six Month Smiles is an efficient way for teenagers and adults to treat crooked front teeth in less time than traditional metal braces. These braces also use clear elastic, making them less noticeable than other braces. Clear braces are also an excellent option for adults who have experienced their teeth shifting after years without wearing a retainer. Six Month Smiles only treats the teeth that show when you smile so that you can get straighter teeth in just half a year. 

Caring for Aging Smiles

As we age, we can encounter new dental problems than before. Changes in medication, medical issues, or natural tooth wear over time can increase your risk of oral health issues. For this reason, we will ask you for your current medications and medical history. Common contributing factors to problems like tooth decay and gum disease can include:

  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Parkinson’s disease

Longtime smoking and tobacco use can also increase the risk of gum disease, dry mouth, and tooth discoloration. Our office will recommend a schedule for you if you need to visit the dentist more than twice a year. We also provide restorative and cosmetic dental treatments for problems like damaged, discolored, and missing teeth.

Our office can fix damaged and stained teeth with dental veneers, bonding, or crowns. If you want to lift years of tooth stains, we will recommend our teeth whitening treatments. Missing teeth are the most severe dental problem you can experience as you age. We recommend dental implants for one or more missing teeth, which can secure crowns, bridges, and dentures.

Family Dentistry FAQs

Learn more about family dentistry in our Nederland, TX office with answers to these common questions: 

How often should I visit the dentist?

We recommend that patients of all ages visit the dentist every six months. At these visits, we will take X-rays and perform thorough dental cleanings. These visits are essential to finding oral health problems before they worsen.

If you have chronic dental problems like gum disease, we recommend that you visit our office more regularly. We will work with you to create the proper schedule for your dental needs.

What treatments does my child need after their dental cleaning?

Sealants and fluoride treatment are common preventative treatments we recommend for children after dental cleanings. Dental sealants are protective coatings we place on the molars to prevent cavities. We can also put a fluoride varnish over their teeth. Fluoride is a mineral that helps strengthen the tooth enamel or outer tooth layer.

What is the most common cause of tooth loss in older dental patients?

Gum disease, or periodontitis, is the most common cause of tooth loss as you age. As gum disease progresses, inflammation creates deep gum pockets. Harmful bacteria also break down the gum tissue, loosening the teeth. In the most severe cases, patients with gum disease can lose their natural teeth. Dry mouth, acid reflux, and other conditions can increase your risk of developing gum disease.

Can I go to the dentist if I’m pregnant?

Yes, pregnant women can safely visit the dentist for routine dental cleanings. We encourage pregnant patients to visit our office because many are at an increased risk of gum inflammation. Hormonal changes can increase gum sensitivity, which can lead to bleeding gums. Routine cleanings for pregnant women are safest in the second trimester.

When will my child get their first dental cleaning?

Your child can get their first dental cleaning once their first teeth erupt. Their first tooth will erupt around 12 months. After about 36 months, your child will have more primary teeth. We recommend professional dental cleaning once your child has multiple baby teeth.

How do you recover from a bad oral hygiene routine?

If you’ve been neglecting your oral health, the best first step to better health is to schedule a dental visit. We will examine your smile and take note of any dental problems. 

Depending on your needs, we will recommend the right toothbrush and toothpaste for you to use at home. Our team will also show you how to thoroughly clean your teeth and gums daily. Additionally, we will recommend in-office treatments to tackle your oral health issues. 

Call Your Family Dentist

Coastal Dental Care provides family dentistry treatment for your whole family in Nederland, TX. Contact our office for care at 409-215-2035 or schedule an appointment with us online. Please let us know if you have questions about dental care in our office. We’re here to help you get the care you need.