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Family Dentistry at Urbandale Smiles: A Comprehensive Guide

Welcome to Urbandale Smiles, where we believe in providing top-notch dental care for your entire family. Our practice is dedicated to ensuring your dental health in a warm, welcoming environment. In this blog post, we will explore the world of family dentistry at Urbandale Smiles, discussing our services, the importance of family dental care, and how we can help you achieve a lifetime of healthy smiles.

What is Family Dentistry?

Family dentistry is a branch of dental care that caters to patients of all ages, from young children to elderly adults. At Urbandale Smiles, our family dentistry services are designed to provide comprehensive dental care for every member of your family, ensuring that everyone can maintain optimal oral health.

Why Choose a Family Dentist?

Choosing a family dentist offers several advantages:

  1. Convenience: One dental practice for the entire family.
  2. Consistency: Continuity of care from childhood through adulthood.
  3. Comprehensive Care: A wide range of services under one roof.
  4. Personalized Treatment: Tailored care plans for each family member.

Our Services

At Urbandale Smiles, we offer a variety of family dentistry services to meet your needs:

Preventive Care

Preventive care is the cornerstone of family dentistry. We focus on maintaining oral health through regular check-ups and cleanings. Our preventive services include:

  • Routine dental exams
  • Professional cleanings
  • Fluoride treatments
  • Sealants for children
  • Oral health education

Pediatric Dentistry

Our team understands the unique needs of young patients. We create a fun and comfortable environment for children to ensure they have a positive dental experience. Our pediatric services include:

  • Early dental check-ups
  • Pediatric dental cleanings
  • Cavity prevention
  • Education on proper brushing and flossing techniques

Restorative Dentistry

Life happens, and sometimes dental issues arise. Our restorative services are designed to repair and restore your family’s smiles. We offer:

  • Fillings for cavities
  • Crowns and bridges
  • Root canal therapy
  • Dentures and partials

Cosmetic Dentistry

Everyone deserves to feel confident in their smile. Our cosmetic dentistry services can help enhance the appearance of your teeth, including:

  • Teeth whitening
  • Veneers
  • Bonding
  • Invisalign clear aligners


Orthodontic care is available for both children and adults at Urbandale Smiles. We offer traditional braces and Invisalign to help straighten your teeth and improve your bite.

Emergency Dental Care

Dental emergencies can be stressful, but we’re here to help. Whether it’s a toothache, broken tooth, or any other urgent issue, we provide prompt and effective emergency dental care.

The Importance of Regular Dental Visits

Regular dental visits are crucial for maintaining oral health. Here are some reasons why you should schedule routine check-ups for your family:

Early Detection of Problems

Routine exams allow us to detect and treat dental issues early before they become more serious and costly.

Preventive Measures

Regular cleanings help prevent cavities, gum disease, and other oral health problems. Fluoride treatments and sealants can further protect your teeth.

Education and Guidance

We provide valuable information on proper oral hygiene practices and dietary choices that promote healthy teeth and gums.

Creating Positive Dental Experiences for Children

At Urbandale Smiles, we strive to make dental visits enjoyable for kids. Our child-friendly approach includes:

A Welcoming Environment

Our office is designed to be a fun and inviting space for children, with toys, games, and a friendly atmosphere.

Patient and Understanding Staff

Our team is trained to work with children, making them feel comfortable and at ease during their visits.

Educational Approach

We teach children about the importance of dental care in a way that is easy for them to understand and follow.

Tips for Maintaining Oral Health at Home

Good oral hygiene starts at home. Here are some tips to help your family maintain healthy teeth and gums between dental visits:

  1. Brush Twice a Day: Use fluoride toothpaste and a soft-bristled toothbrush.
  2. Floss Daily: Clean between your teeth to remove plaque and food particles.
  3. Healthy Diet: Limit sugary snacks and drinks, and eat a balanced diet.
  4. Stay Hydrated: Drink plenty of water to help wash away food particles and bacteria.
  5. Regular Check-Ups: Schedule routine dental appointments for professional cleanings and exams.

Special Considerations for Seniors

As we age, our dental needs change. At Urbandale Smiles, we provide specialized care for senior patients, including:

Gum Health

We monitor and treat gum disease, which is more common in older adults.

Tooth Replacement Options

For those who have lost teeth, we offer dentures, bridges, and implants to restore function and aesthetics.

Oral Cancer Screenings

Regular screenings help detect oral cancer early when it is most treatable.

Insurance and Payment Options

We understand that dental care can be a significant investment. That’s why we offer flexible payment options and work with most insurance plans to make your family’s dental care affordable.

Accepted Insurance Plans

We accept a variety of insurance plans. Our team will help you understand your benefits and maximize your coverage.

Payment Plans

For those without insurance, we offer payment plans to spread out the cost of treatment over time.

Meet Our Team

Our skilled and compassionate team at Urbandale Smiles is dedicated to providing exceptional dental care. From our friendly front office staff to our experienced dentists and hygienists, we are here to ensure your family’s dental needs are met.

Our Dentists

Our highly trained dentists bring years of experience and a commitment to continuing education to provide the best possible care.

Our Hygienists

Our dental hygienists are experts in preventive care and are dedicated to helping you maintain optimal oral health.

Our Support Staff

Our support staff ensures your visits are smooth and stress-free, from scheduling appointments to assisting with insurance claims.

Community Involvement

At Urbandale Smiles, we believe in giving back to our community. We participate in local events, provide dental education, and support various community initiatives to promote oral health.

Testimonials from Our Patients

Don’t just take our word for it. Here are some testimonials from satisfied patients:

  • “Urbandale Smiles made my child’s first dental visit a breeze. The staff was so patient and kind.” – Sarah M.
  • “I’ve never felt more comfortable at a dentist’s office. The care I received was top-notch.” – John D.
  • “Thanks to Urbandale Smiles, my family and I have healthy, beautiful smiles. I highly recommend them!” – Emily R.

Schedule Your Appointment Today

Ready to experience exceptional family dentistry at Urbandale Smiles? Contact us today to schedule your appointment. We look forward to helping you and your family achieve healthy, happy smiles.


Family dentistry at Urbandale Smiles is all about providing comprehensive, compassionate care for patients of all ages. From preventive care and pediatric dentistry to restorative treatments and orthodontics, we offer a full range of services to meet your family’s dental needs. Our team is dedicated to creating positive dental experiences and ensuring that everyone leaves our office with a smile.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What ages do you treat at Urbandale Smiles?

We treat patients of all ages, from young children to seniors, providing comprehensive care for the entire family.

2. How often should my family visit the dentist?

We recommend scheduling dental check-ups every six months to maintain optimal oral health.

3. Do you offer emergency dental services?

Yes, we provide emergency dental care for urgent issues such as toothaches, broken teeth, and more.

4. What insurance plans do you accept?

We accept a wide range of insurance plans. Contact our office to see if your plan is accepted.

5. How can I schedule an appointment?

You can schedule an appointment by calling our office or using our online booking system on our website.

Urbandale Smiles

Phone : 515-276-7800

Address: 8078 Douglas Avenue, Urbandale, IA 50322

Hours Of Operation:

Monday 8 AM–5 PM

Tuesday 8 AM–5 PM

Wednesday 8 AM–5 PM

Thursday 8 AM–3 PM

Friday Closed

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