Family dentistry provides preventive and general oral health care for children and adults. It makes it easy for you and your loved ones to keep your teeth and gums healthy. At TLN Family Dental, general and cosmetic dentists Tammeka Nickleberry, DDS, Courtney Jacocks, DDS, and Esther Oluwo, DDS, provide a wide range of family dentistry services, including teeth cleaning, orthodontics, and sealants. To make an appointment, call the nearest office in Houston or Pearland, Texas, or book online today.
Family dentistry provides comprehensive oral health care to people of all ages. It presents an opportunity for every member of your family to keep their teeth, gums, and smile healthy. At TLN Family Dental, the providers have years of experience diagnosing cavities, gum disease, and bite abnormalities.
TLN Dental offers various family dentistry services, including:
An oral exam is a preventive measure that assesses the health of your teeth and gums. During an oral exam, your TLN Family Dental provider looks at your teeth, gums, and tongue for signs of potential problems. If anything looks out of the ordinary, they can order additional tests, like X-rays or a biopsy.
X-rays use digital sensors and ionizing radiation to capture photos of your tooth roots, jaw, and alveolar bone (the bone that holds your teeth). TLN Family Dental uses digital X-rays to identify health problems invisible to the eye, like impacted wisdom teeth and damage to the tooth pulp.
Teeth cleaning uses handheld tools to remove plaque (a mixture of food particles, bacteria, and saliva) from beneath your gums and the surface of your teeth, and tartar (plaque hardened on your teeth). It’s important to schedule routine teeth cleanings, even if you brush and floss daily.
Orthodontics is a dental subspecialty that uses special appliances to improve the position or alignment of your teeth and jaw. Most people undergo orthodontic treatment as children or teens, but it’s safe for adults as well.
Dental restorations are custom-crafted oral appliances that repair or replace damaged or missing teeth. TLN Family Dental offers various dental restorations, including crowns, bridges, dentures, and dental implants.
Many young children aren’t very thorough when brushing and flossing. If your child regularly gets cavities, TLN Family Dental might recommend sealants. A sealant is a thin plastic coating applied to your child’s teeth. The coating prevents harmful bacteria from damaging the enamel.
Enrolling in family dentistry is one of the easiest and most effective ways to protect the oral health of you and your loved ones. Routine checkups at TLN Family Dental can alert you to underlying problems, educate you on the importance of preventive care, and help you build a relationship with your dentist.
To see if you can benefit from family dentistry, make an appointment at TLN Family Dental by calling the nearest office or booking online today.