Seeing a dentist regularly is the key to maintaining a healthy, beautiful smile. Dr. Rosita Hamidi and the experienced dental team at Smile Time Dental in Houston care for your entire family — including patients as young as three months old. To achieve or maintain the smile of your dreams, call to book your next appointment or schedule one online today.
Family Dentistry Q & A
What is family dentistry?
Family dentistry includes dental care for the entire family to keep your mouth healthy, improve the appearance of your smile, and treat oral health problems, like cavities and gum disease. Dr. Hamidi and her dental team provide various dental services to patients of all ages, including:
- Children’s dentistry
- Dental implants
- Restorative dentistry
- Cosmetic dentistry
What is a Smile Time Dental visit like?
During a visit at Smile Time Dental, you or your child receives a professional teeth cleaning with a hygienist, X-rays if your dentist or prosthodontist recommends them, and a dental examination. If you have any dental concerns, you can address them during your appointment.
If you have cavities, gum disease, or another oral health condition, Dr. Hamidi and her team recommend appropriate treatments. She may suggest fillings for cavities, medications or surgery for gum disease, or bonding and contouring to restore chipped, cracked teeth.
The care you’ll receive at Smile Time Dental eases dental anxiety in a compassionate, welcoming environment. Even young children feel at ease with the experienced, friendly staff in the Houston office.
How often should I visit the dentist?
Dr. Hamidi lets you know how often to come in for cleanings and dental exams. It might be every six months, or more often if you have an oral health condition like gum disease. If you experience pain or mouth trauma – such as a chipped or cracked tooth – schedule an appointment immediately.
How should I care for my teeth between visits?
Caring for you and your child’s teeth between dental visits helps prevent cavities, gum disease, and other oral health problems. The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends the following oral healthcare regimen at home:
- Brush your teeth for two minutes, twice daily with a soft-bristled toothbrush
- Place your toothbrush at a 45-degree angle to your gums
- Floss every day
- Replace your toothbrush every 3-4 months, or when the brush gets frayed
- Use an ADA-accepted fluoride toothpaste daily
- Avoid or limit sugary foods
When you’re ready to commit to a healthy mouth and perfect the smiles of your entire family, call Smile Time Dental to schedule a cleaning and exam, or book an appointment online today.