Family Dental Care: Who Needs It Most?

Family Dental Care Who Needs It Most

The family that brushes together…well, they tend to have healthy teeth together! Family dental care is an asset to all members, from the littles to the elders. You can be sure that your Southlake TX dentist recommends against skipping dental care, for any family member, at any age. Whether you are bringing your preschooler for a checkup, or helping a parent explore the advantage of dental implants for a missing tooth, family dental care is needed by everyone.

Babies and Children: A Good Dental Foundation

Most dentists recommend bringing babies in when the first tooth begins to show, or by about age 1. Our caring staff is experienced with children, and we can suggest special treatments, such as dental sealants, to give extra protection to young teeth.

Teens and New Adults

The good dental habits formed in childhood can mean fewer cavities in permanent teeth. Teens and new adults may have orthodontic needs, or may have concerns about the look of their smile that our caring dental staff can address. Regular checkups and cleanings also let us remind teens of the importance of a healthy diet, limited sugary beverages and smart snacking. We are also happy to remind them to avoid smoking and vaping, for the sake of their oral health and their health in general.


Adulthood can last for 40 or 50 years, and with good home care and regular preventive visits to a trusted family dentist, your natural teeth can stay with you during that time. It doesn’t mean you will never need restorative attention, such as an almost-invisible tooth colored filling. But it is much easier (and less expensive) to take care of your teeth, than to have to look at early options for replacing them.

Older Adulthood

The longer we have our teeth, the more chance they will develop a problem. Whether it is a chip or crack, a loose crown, or other source of damage, it is not unusual for older adults to have to face replacing one tooth or several teeth with a bridge or denture. Implant dentures offer a stable and attractive option that lasts for many years.

We offer family dental care that suits your needs

From toddlers to great-grandparents, forming good dental habits gives your family the best chance for smiles that will last. It’s nice to know you can visit one dentist throughout the phases of your life. Schedule care with your Southlake, TX dentist today by calling Gregory Wright, DDS at (817) 481-7999. We gladly serve patients from Southlake and surrounding areas.