Family Dental Services for a Lifetime

Family Dental Services for a Lifetime

From the time a child’s first tooth appears through old age, regular dental exams, teeth cleanings, and other dental care should be life-long commitments. 

But we know that finding a full-service dentist that’s perfect for the whole family can be hard.

That’s why we offer a full range of family dental services that provide a well-rounded experience, so you and your loved ones can get the best dental care possible — no matter what your age differences are!

Family Dental Services Offered by Lee Simon

Teeth Cleanings

Teeth cleaning is the most important part of maintaining good oral hygiene at any age. 

Sure, flossing and brushing every day at home go a long way toward keeping your teeth clean, but it’s also important to get your teeth professionally cleaned every six months.

Dental cleanings are especially important for young children because they help ensure the health of the teeth and gums during their developmental stages. 

In other words, the sooner your children start visiting the dentist for regular teeth cleaning, the less likely they are to develop cavities, gum disease, and other dental problems early on in life.

Dental Exams

Along with regular cleanings, dental exams are another huge part of preventing dental health issues throughout life.

Routinely getting comprehensive dental exams will help catch issues before they get worse, resulting in easier, more comfortable treatment.

For instance, catching a cavity while it’s still small can mean the difference between a minor filling and a root canal!

Dental exams can also provide you with personalized recommendations for fixing any cosmetic or functional issues with your teeth.

Tooth Fillings

Tooth decay is one of the most common dental problems, and it can happen even if you’re careful about cleaning your teeth, which is where tooth fillings come in.

Dental fillings are composed of tooth-colored composite materials that are used to fill up cavities and restore decayed teeth to their full functionality and health. 

When you get a filling, the dentist first cleans out the decayed material, and the filling then also protects the inside of your tooth from harmful bacteria that lead to decay.

Your dentist will be able to spot cavities during the routine teeth cleanings and dental exams we mentioned above, but it’s also important to make sure to schedule a visit to the dentist if you’re feeling any tooth pain. 

The sooner a cavity is treated, the smaller and easier the tooth filling will be!

Tooth Desensitization

If you or anyone in your family suffers from tooth sensitivity — the kind that makes your teeth hurt when you eat or drink hot or cold foods and beverages — tooth desensitization can help.

There are many possible reasons behind sensitive teeth, including diet, dry mouth, bone loss, teeth grinding, smoking, brushing technique, and more. Your dentist can help identify the causes and provide the right tooth desensitizer treatment for you and your teeth.

Tooth Extraction

There are two main categories of tooth extraction: wisdom tooth removal and general tooth removal.

Over 90% of Americans get their wisdom teeth removed, and for most people, it’s just a routine family dental service that happens as they grow up — typically during one’s late teens or early twenties. 

Other types of tooth extractions can be required for a variety of reasons, such as when a tooth is too damaged or decayed to be repaired using other methods.

At Dr. Lee Simon’s office, our dentist will only extract teeth when necessary and will go the extra mile to make your dental extraction as comfortable and hassle-free as possible.

Dental X-Rays

Dental x-rays are part of routine dental exams and are used to more easily identify a full range of dental problems, from cavities to gum disease. 

Many dental issues start below the surface, so a dental x-ray allows your dentist to spot them very early on, making treatment easier and more effective.

In Lee Simon’s office, we use top-of-the-line intraoral x-ray technology, which is a type of digital x-ray that allows us to see very detailed pictures of the insides of your teeth and jaw bones.

Root Canal

If the pulp inside one of your teeth gets too infected by bacteria that causes decay, a root canal can be used to remove and replace the infected material, without the need to remove the tooth.

It’s a common misconception that root canals are a painful procedure, but they’re actually quite routine and most patients experience little to no discomfort during or after them.

Whereas in the old days if one of your teeth was too decayed to be filled, you had to get it extracted, a root canal is now a much more preferable treatment.

Second Opinions

Not every dentist will have the same opinion about your teeth and different dentists might recommend different types of dental care and treatments.

If you or anyone else in your family has already been to a dentist, but you aren’t sure about a recommendation they gave you, come to Lee Simon for a free second opinion.

A second opinion can reassure you that the first recommendation you received was right, or provide you with an alternative dental care plan that may work better for you.

Either way, there’s no commitment when you come to us for a second opinion — we just want to make sure everyone gets the dental care they need and deserve!

Bring Your Family to Lee Simon

We want the best for you and your family, which is why we provide such a wide range of family dental services, all in one comfortable, caring location.

Whether you have a toddler with their first tooth poking through or you’re looking for a local dentist for your own routine teeth cleanings and dental exams, Lee Simon offers the best family dental care in Erie, PA and the surrounding area.

Our compassionate team is always here to answer any questions or address any concerns you may have, so don’t hesitate to reach out today!

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