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General Dental Services in El Paso, TX

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El Paso Family Dental provides general and family dentistry services in El Paso, Texas. Call 915-585-2020 or contact us today to learn more and schedule an appointment.

What Is General and Family Dentistry?

General dentistry refers to standard services provided by a dental practice. Family dentistry refers to dental practices that accept patients of all ages. Together, general and family dentistry provides for the basic dental needs of patients from children to adults.

Benefits of General and Family Dentistry

General and family dentistry offers many benefits:

  • Prevent tooth decay. A large part of general and family dentistry is preventive care, which includes teeth cleanings to prevent tooth decay.
  • Prevent gum disease. Teeth cleanings remove plaque and calculus from the teeth, which also prevents gum disease. Oral examinations check for signs of gum disease so that it can be treated.
  • Convenient dental care. Family dentistry is convenient, allowing the whole family to come to one location to receive dental care.
  • Promote lifelong dental health. When families receive dental care together, parents can be positive examples for their children, showing them the importance of good oral hygiene and professional dental care. This helps establish a foundation for a lifetime of dental health.
  • Covered by insurance and Medicaid. General dentistry services are typically covered by dental insurance as well as Texas and New Mexico Medicaid.

Procedures Offered

We provide the following general and family dentistry services:

Teeth cleanings. Professional teeth cleanings remove plaque and calculus from the teeth before it can cause tooth decay and gum disease.

Oral examinations. We carefully examine the soft tissues of your mouth, jaw, and neck to detect any abnormalities that should be addressed.

Fillings. If a cavity forms in a tooth, we provide tooth-colored fillings that look natural and last for many years.

Root canals. A tooth can become infected if a deep cavity or a crack in the enamel allows bacteria to invade the dental pulp inside the tooth. Root canal treatment eliminates or prevents infection by replacing the natural pulp with an artificial filler.

Extractions. Teeth may need to be extracted for a variety of reasons from severe decay or damage to orthodontic purposes like crowded teeth.

Why Choose El Paso Family Dental?

At El Paso Family Dental, you are like family to us. You are always greeted with a warm smile and a welcoming atmosphere. We help patients of all ages feel relaxed and comfortable from the moment you walk in.

Our modern office is equipped with the latest technology for your comfort as well as your dental health. Technology allows us to provide an advanced level of care that improves your dental health as well as your overall experience.

Frequently Asked Questions About General and Family Dentistry

How often should families go to the dentist?
All patients, regardless of age, should go to the dentist for routine dental cleanings and oral examinations every 6 months. This is the schedule recommended by the American Dental Association. If you have dental insurance, preventive dental appointments are typically covered every 6 months.
When should my child have their first dental appointment?
The American Association of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that children see a dentist by their first birthday or within 6 months of their first tooth coming in. This allows for early detection of any oral or dental health conditions that may need to be addressed. It also allows children to get used to going to the dentist from a young age, which reduces or prevents dental anxiety.
Why do cavities need to be filled?
A cavity is a hole that forms in the enamel of a tooth caused by plaque. Plaque is a sticky film made of food residue and bacteria that clings to the teeth. The bacteria gradually eat away at the enamel, causing a cavity. If a cavity is filled when it is first detected, the tooth can be easily saved. When a cavity goes untreated, it will deepen and may require a root canal or need to be extracted.
How often should I brush and floss my teeth?
We recommend brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing once a day. This removes food and plaque from the surface of the teeth as well in between the teeth to prevent decay.
At what age can children brush and floss independently?
Young children often require assistance to brush and floss their teeth effectively. Once they reach a level of skill and maturity, they may be ready to handle their own oral hygiene independently. Parents should determine when they think their children no longer need monitoring. If they are not brushing and flossing adequately, we will let you know during their next dental appointment.

To learn more, call 915-585-2020 or contact us today to schedule an appointment.

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El Paso Family Dental

965 N. Resler Dr., Suite #105
El Paso, TX 79912