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Family Dentistry

Cosmetic & Holistic Dentistry located in Urbandale, IA

Family Dentistry services offered in Urbandale, IA

Routine family dentistry checkups can keep your (and your children’s) teeth, gums, and smiles healthy. At Urbandale Smiles in Urbandale, Iowa, experienced cosmetic and implant dentists Chia Wu, DMD, and Jeremy Flinkman, DMD, offer a full suite of family dentistry services, including oral exams, teeth cleaning, and periodontics. Call the office to schedule a family dentistry consultation today, or book online.

What is family dentistry?

Family dentistry provides complete oral health care to people of all ages. 

Finding a family dentist by the time your child turns 1 (or gets their first baby tooth) can significantly reduce their risk of cavities and gum disease. What’s more, it emphasizes the importance of preventive care and may even help reduce dental anxiety.

What services does family dentistry provide?

At Urbandale Smiles, the dentists offer various family dentistry services, including:


Oral exams

Your dentist checks your teeth, gums, and tongue for potential problems during an oral exam. They use a handheld mirror and light to see hard-to-reach areas between your teeth and at the back of your mouth.

Professional teeth cleaning

During professional teeth cleaning, a dental hygienist uses a tool called a scaler to carefully remove plaque from beneath your gums and the surfaces of your teeth. Afterward, they polish and floss your teeth. Try to schedule professional teeth cleaning twice a year, even if you brush and floss daily.

Fluoride treatment

Fluoride treatment reduces the risk of tooth decay. During treatment, your dentist applies a fluoride solution to your tooth enamel. The procedure is safe, effective, and takes less than an hour.


Periodontics

Periodontics treats gum disease. At Urbandale Smiles, the dentists specialize in periodontal care, offering scaling, root planing, and antibiotic therapy.

Emergency dentistry

Emergency dentistry provides treatment for oral health problems that require immediate care. Urbandale Smiles always sets aside time for same-day emergency dental consultations.

Restorative dentistry

Restorative dentistry is an oral health subspecialty that treats damaged or severely decaying teeth. Various restorations can transform your smile, including crowns, bridges, and dental veneers.

Invisalign®

Invisalign uses removable plastic aligners to straighten your teeth and/or jaw. It’s a faster (and more discreet) alternative to orthodontic treatment with metal braces.

What should I bring to a family dentistry appointment?

To get the most from your family dentistry appointment at Urbandale Smiles, bring the following information:

  • Dental insurance information
  • Results from recent oral X-rays or other tests
  • A list of symptoms you’d like to address
  • A list of questions or concerns that you have
  • The names of the medications, supplements, and vitamins you take

Call Urbandale Smiles to request a family dentistry consultation today, or click the online booking feature.

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