Dental Familia in Lilburn

Lilburn General Dentistry

Bilingual Family Care For Healthier Lilburn Smiles

By providing English and Spanish-speaking family dentistry to patients from across Gwinnett County, there’s something that we find ourselves doing A LOT. It may seem repetitive to us (and certainly to you at times), but we are always stressing the importance of having good oral health. But you have to think about it like this: If it wasn’t necessary, would we be reminding you about smile care and dental hygiene all the time? We care about your smile, but we also care about you as a person. You deserve optimal health that lasts a lifetime.

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Your oral health is not separate from the rest of your body. When something goes wrong in your mouth, there can be consequences. Research shows that when there’s an infection or mild inflammation in our mouth, gums, and teeth, there’s a possibility it can lead other unwanted health issues like:

 

  • Heart disease and strokes
  • Cancer
  • Diabetes 
  • Low-birth weight
  • Premature birth
  • Compromised immunity
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • And more

This is why we strive to bring comprehensive bilingual family dentistry to ALL patients. Because every one of us needs to know about the deep connection between our oral and overall health. Seeing the dentist regularly and keeping up with your dental hygiene in Lilburn isn’t a luxury — it’s an absolute necessity.

The Perks of General & Preventive Dentistry

Believe it or not, as much as we care about you and your smile, the team at Dental Familia doesn’t want to see you in our dental chair. That’s right! Most of the work we do is designed to have results that are going to prevent future health problems.

 

We rely on comprehensive exams to always have an eye on your oral health so we can easily detect any changes or abnormalities. Then there are our fluoride treatments that can strengthen both adult and baby teeth and prevent cavities. Gum disease prevention is also vital. Most people struggle with it at some point in their lives, and (like all dental dilemmas) the earlier you attack and fight back against gum disease, the more likely you are to achieve healthy smile success.

  • As part of our commitment to provide lifelong, high-quality family dentistry in Lilburn, we are comprehensive in every single aspect of the dental care we deliver. This is especially true for our examinations — every visit, every time. Consider you and your family lucky enough to be partnered with a dental team who’s obsessed with oral health and keeping patients like you healthy. Your initial or new patient comprehensive exam will probably take the most amount of time. This is because it’s our chance to create a baseline for what’s happening inside your mouth. Then, when or if something changes down the line, we can compare our findings and make the appropriate treatment recommendations. During your exam is also the best time to talk with us about your medical history and any medications you’re taking. Then we’ll also make sure to screen your mouth and throat for oral cancer at every exam. The earlier we detect any signs of the disease, the better the odds of beating it.  We’ll use our advanced training, gentle touch, and digital photography to detect any issues that we feel need to be addressed. This helps us to find signs of infection, decay, or damage to your teeth and gums. Your head, neck, and jaw will also be evaluated for signs of bite problems or TMD. Please know if something’s wrong, we’ll get you back to health together. We’re not going to recommend anything unnecessary. If we find any problems or the beginning signs of trouble, we will create a treatment plan to bring you back to health. But we aren’t dictators. We always work with you to tailor the plan to meet your physical, financial, and scheduling needs. You and your smile are special — and we go out of our way to prove it!
  • Oral cancer screenings from Dental Familia are saving lives in Lilburn, Lawrenceville, and Norcross. Why? Because we are thorough and complete them frequently for every single patient who turns to us for high-quality family dentistry.  During your pain-free oral cancer screening, we do a visual and manual check for symptoms. We want to find cancer at its earliest stages when it’s the easiest to treat and completely beat. Sometimes, when symptoms have already begun to appear that means the cancer could have potentially spread elsewhere.  Please know that when we conduct an oral cancer screening for you or someone in your family, it’s not because we think you’re at risk or that you have the disease. Screening tests are always given when a person is showing no signs of cancer. When a screening test is abnormal, then you might require further diagnostic testing.  There are a number of place in your mouth we like to look a little more closely at because oral cancer tends to form there, including your:
    • Lips 
    • Front of the tongue
    • Gums
    • Cheek lining
    • Roof of your mouth
    • Small area behind your wisdom teeth
    Trust us to keep you and your smile healthy for years to come with regular, reliable oral cancer screenings.
  • Say what you want about going to the dentist, but you have to admit that some of the technology they use is pretty innovative and incredible. The same goes for your Dental Familia office. We’ve equipped it with some of the best tools modern dentistry has to offer. This is all because we want every part of your experience with us to be comfortable and accommodating.  To do so, we only use safe, effective digital x-rays. They are so useful in all aspects of dental care and especially for putting together a personalized treatment plan to address any dental issues. We can easily share our findings from the digital x-rays with you too! You get an inside look at what’s occurring below your dental enamel and tissue. We can play detectives together, discovering any problems lurking below the surface of your smile. Your Dental Familia dentist can even do panoramic digital x-rays that give us a full picture of your mouth and jaw.  Digital x-rays are widely trusted across dentistry because they:  
    • Are more comfortable for patients of all ages
    • Expose you to up to 80 percent less radiation 
    • Produce clear imagery
    • Are ready instantly without having to wait to develop films
    Learn more about what x-rays options we have available for you and your family today!
  • What’s the most significant benefit of keeping up your regular dental hygiene in Lilburn? That clean, fresh feeling you and your smile can’t stop loving. But why are all of these trips to the dentist necessary? It’s all part of our preventive plan! The main reason why dental hygiene in Lilburn is so vitally important is because of one thing: bacteria. These little tooth destroyers love to live in the sticky film that forms on our teeth called plaque. And where there is plaque buildup and bacteria, that means there’s excess acid in the mouth too. These acids just love to attack your smile and leave you with some costly cavities to fix. This is only one smile in your household that we’re talking about. Can you imagine the number of fillings you’d be paying for if your whole family misses out on dental hygiene in Lilburn? We don’t mess around when it comes to hygiene cleanings, so we invested in an ultrasonic scaler to avoid scraping with ancient dental tools. Instead, the scaler uses special sound waves to remove hardened tartar above and below your gum line. It’s a much more comfortable and effective way to clean smiles of all ages and life stages. Doesn’t that sound nice?
  • You can’t provide comprehensive family dentistry to patients in Lilburn, Lawrenceville, and Norcross without offering gentle, yet effective periodontal therapy. Focusing specifically on the health of your gums, periodontal therapy is designed to get rid of infections using different methods such as:  
    • Scaling and root planing
    • Gingivitis therapy
    • Oral systemic link analysis
    • OralDNA for treatment without pharmaceuticals
      If you look into your mouth or your child’s mouth and see gums that are red or inflamed, there’s a good chance that gum disease is the reason why. Sometimes periodontal disease can even leave teeth extra sensitive to temperatures and sugary foods and drinks.   Gum infections and periodontal issues should be addressed as early as possible. You don’t want to wait and watch them grow worse; this only spells more trouble for your mouth. Gum infections are likely to lead to:  
    • Tooth loss
    • Bad breath
    • Pain
    • Unwanted bleeding
      If there are signs of gum or periodontal disease in your smile, please don’t worry. After all, you’ve got the entire Dental Familia team to back you up with the expertise and tools you need to get healthy again. We can create a plan of action that will eliminate your issues in no time for renewed well-being and confidence.
  • Were you or someone in your family recommended for a fluoride treatment for your smile? Did you have to bite down on bulky, uncomfortable trays with a fruity paste or gel oozing everywhere? That’s how fluoride treatments used to be done, but not anymore! At Dental Familia, we recommend adults with a predisposition to cavities try fluoride varnish therapy to help protect against tooth decay. The varnish is generally used along with your regular brushing routine and applied after completing your dental cleaning with the hygienist. Fluoride varnish is usually white, or a very pale yellow and is easily brushed on your teeth for instant added cavity-fighting protection.  The gels set very quickly, allowing for fast, comfortable treatment. We carefully apply it to the front, back, top, and bottom of every single tooth in your smile. The entire process probably takes about two minutes. That’s how long it takes to brush your teeth! The varnish is generally applied to adult patients twice a year when you see us for your checkups and dental hygiene in Lilburn The fluoride varnish might give your teeth a dull white or yellowish color once it’s completely applied. There’s no reason to worry about it or panic. The next morning, the varnish will come off, leaving behind a stronger, healthier smile that sparkles.
  • Part of the services we offer through our bilingual family dentistry is customized mouthguards. You might be wondering what the difference is between ours and the boil-and-bite models at the sporting goods store. The truth is that having the proper-fitting mouthguard can reduce the risk of your child developing a concussion. You need professional-grade material and a professional-grade dentist who can help protect your teeth. We offer:  
    • Sports mouthguards - If you have an active sports-loving family, then you’ve probably already forked over some of your hard-earned cash on more than one mouthguard in their life. That’s a good thing! We work hard to take care of their smile with exams, cleanings, etc. We don’t want to ruin our progress with an accident on the playing field. It’s not worth risking your child’s health or even your own. Talk to us about all the ways we can make a custom mouthguard fit into your budget. 
    • Nightguards - Have you ever heard the term “bruxism?” It’s when a person clenches and grinds their teeth, usually when you’re stressed or even asleep. All of this constant wear and tear takes a toll on teeth. A nightguard can be customized for comfort and protect your teeth from further damage. 
  • We meet so many new people through bringing trusted bilingual family dentistry to Lilburn. One of the things that pains us the most is your courageous stories of struggling with dental anxiety or simply regular, real-world worries. No one should have to feel like that at the dentist or anywhere else! We can assure you that mild anesthesia such as nitrous oxide can completely change how you feel about taking care of your smile at the dentist. But what is nitrous oxide exactly? This special gas that you breathe in begins to work immediately, making it extra useful for nervous dental patients. You might have heard nitrous oxide referred to as “laughing gas” in the past.  Depending on your individual level of sedation, we’ll adjust the ratios of nitrous oxide to oxygen. Everyone feels the effects a little differently, but some of the most common feelings are:  
    • Lightheadedness
    • Giggly
    • Calm 
    • Relaxed
    • Warmness through the body
    • Tingling arms and legs
    • Sleepiness
    What’s best about nitrous oxide is that as fast as it begins to work, it is similar to how quickly it takes these effects to wear off post-treatment. Once we begin to administer pure oxygen, you’ll feel normal with no downtime necessary.
  • If you’ve been consistently waking up feeling tired and unable to focus in the mornings, you should take some time to talk to your Spanish-speaking dentist at Dental Familia. You might wonder why a dentist would be concerned with how you sleep at night, but the truth is it could be related to something we know a bit about called obstructive sleep apnea or sleep apnea. It can be life-threatening and is usually accompanied by loud, excessive snoring. However, there’s more to sleep apnea than just snoring at night. All the while, this is going on during your rest time, your breathing also stops, and that’s what makes sleep apnea so dangerous to our health. You can stop breathing hundreds of times each night, for as long as two minutes and not even know it. An unhealthy combination of oxygen and REM sleep deprivation can lead to other issues such as:  
    • Chest pain
    • Chronic fatigue
    • Headaches and migraines
    • Depression and anxiety
    • Memory problems and dementia
    • Difficulty concentrating
    Your friends at Dental Familia want to help. We can do an in-office sleep apnea screening and partner with a trusted sleep physician for your custom treatment. Schedule your no-obligation consultation today!

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