Are you looking for an experienced dentist in Tampa that can provide dental care for your whole family? Dr. Rebecca E. Benedict offers family dentistry services for children and adults in Hyde Park. Routine and general care help patients keep bright and healthy smiles throughout their lives. Patients can also benefit from cosmetic and restorative dental treatments as their oral health or aesthetic needs change over time. We can help parents and children receive dental care at the same appointments. Our team knows that busy schedules can make it difficult to plan dental visits for each family member. We’re here to make dental visits go smoothly for all patients.
Routine Dental Care for Families
Dental care is important at any age, including when the primary teeth erupt. Removing bacteria from the gums and the teeth as they come in helps prevent cavities and gum disease. Children are more at risk of developing cavities. Poor oral hygiene and consuming too many sugary drinks and foods can make children more prone to dental infections. We recommend that parents bring their children to the dentist once their baby teeth appear. At children’s dental visits, we provide exams and cleanings. We can also provide dental sealants and fluoride treatment as they grow.
Patients of all ages benefit from biannual dental visits. We provide cleanings, exams, and x-rays to help diagnose and treat our patients. If patients are in good oral health and want to enhance the look of their smiles, they can benefit from cosmetic dentistry. We offer Invisalign, veneers, bonding, and teeth whitening treatments to straighten and brighten the smile. We also offer restorative dental care if patients have functional problems from missing and damaged teeth, bite disorders, or gum disease.
Children’s Dental Services in Hyde Park
Sealants and fluoride treatment help prevent problems like cavities in younger patients. We may recommend these treatments at routine appointments:
The chewing surfaces of teeth have fissures and grooves that are hard to reach with a toothbrush. These vulnerable areas accumulate plaque and trapped food particles that can lead to tooth decay and cavities. As a preventive measure, a thin coating of dental sealant placed over the chewing surfaces of teeth protects the fissures and grooves from decay.
Your mouth contains acid-releasing bacteria and sugars from different foods and drinks consumed. These together can contribute to the demineralization of the enamel and make it susceptible to cavities. Fluoride promotes the remineralization of the enamel and strengthens it to protect it from decay. We can apply a fluoride gel or varnish to the teeth to help protect teeth from cavities and decay.
Call Our Tampa Dental Office
Are you looking for a family dentist? Contact our office today at 813-733-6981 or schedule your next dental appointment online. We’re proud to treat patients in Tampa and the Hyde Park community.