Family Dentistry in Dacula
With our comprehensive approach to oral health, our team can create treatment plans that produce lasting results. Family dentistry addresses proper oral hygiene, diagnosing and treating dental health issues, and education for all ages. From replacing missing teeth to periodontal care, our team offers tailored general dental services for the whole family.
Whether it’s time for your child’s first dental visit or you need a dental implant, our team can help. We welcome you to experience the personalized family dental care that has made us a trusted part of the Dacula community for years. Contact us today to achieve the healthy, beautiful smile you deserve.
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We offer a full menu of dental services, including restorations, cosmetic treatments, and preventive care. Restorative dentistry includes diagnosing and managing the health and function of teeth and gums. Cosmetic touches renew aesthetics once your restorations are complete. Some of the treatments we offer include:
Cleanings & Exams
Checking your teeth for tooth decay is just one essential step that makes up your dental examination. During your appointment, our team will evaluate the current state of your gums and teeth, and perform a head and neck examination. We look for anything out of the ordinary. This includes signs of oral cancer, diabetes or vitamin deficiencies, and the movement of your lower jaw (TMJ) joints.
We pay close attention to any plaque and tartar forming in your mouth, since these conditions can lead to gum disease. If you have any indicators, we will recommend more frequent visits to eliminate the infection properly. This is imperative to both your oral and overall health. After your professional cleaning, we stress the importance of maintaining good oral hygiene at home between visits. We recommend:
- Brushing twice a day
- Flossing every day or after every meal
- Not using teeth as tools
- Avoid hard, sticky, and sugary foods
- Reducing the consumption of soda and fruit juices
- Limiting snacking
- Eating a nutritious, vitamin-rich diet
- Chewing sugarless gum to help stimulate saliva flow
- Using a mouthguard during sports activity or if you grind your teeth
- Visiting us in six months or sooner
Dentistry for Children
Although baby teeth are not permanent, preventive care is vital for maintaining a healthy, beautiful smile into adulthood. Children’s teeth are more vulnerable to decay because their enamel is not as strong as it will be with their adult teeth.
We welcome children as young as three for professional exams and cleanings. During their visit, we take the time to get to know you and your child. We enjoy showing them there is nothing to fear when visiting us for essential dental care. Part of the visit will include nutritional counseling and how to stop any unhealthy behaviors that could cause problems in the future.
Developing Teens and Young Adults
As baby teeth fall out and permanent teeth come in, routine visits can ensure a healthy transition into adulthood. By monitoring development, identifying potential problems, and early treatment, we can help your teen achieve a healthy, permanent smile.
Procedures such as tooth extraction may be necessary to ensure proper dental health. If certain baby teeth never emerged, or if there isn’t enough room for wisdom teeth, extraction can help improve alignment over time.
For young adults looking to enhance the natural beauty of their smile, we offer teeth whitening, fillings, and veneers. Also, many pre-teens, teens, and young adults can benefit from orthodontics to correct bite issues. Although highly reliable, the conventional braces of the past are often unfavorable due to less-than-appealing metal components, which can be uncomfortable. The Myobrace System is an ideal solution for improving dental function, beauty, and self-confidence.
The Myobrace System is an advanced pre-orthodontic treatment that addresses the underlying causes of crooked teeth. Children and teens ages 3-15 can benefit from this treatment to unlock natural growth and development. It can often help avoid the need for braces or extractions. It involves using a series of removable intra-oral appliances worn for one to two hours each day plus overnight. Long-term traditional braces can often be avoided, or at least the time spent in treatment can be reduced. This early intervention can save you time and money in extensive orthodontic treatment.
Comprehensive Dental Care for Adults
After many years, your smile can begin to look worn or dull. Complications such as decay, discoloration, and normal wear can affect dental health, function, and beauty. It’s not uncommon for most adults to experience some form of gum disease at least once in their lives. Whether you are looking to improve your oral health or enhance your smile, our team at VIP Family Dentistry can help.
When you stay on-top-of your oral health with everyday hygiene and professional cleanings every six months, we can effectively address many dental issues before they become severe. Some of our common treatments for adults include:
- Sleep Apnea Treatment
We want you to have a healthy smile that you are proud to share. Our comprehensive care will help you retain your natural dental structure as long as possible.
Caring for Senior Smiles
As we age, dental needs also change. Senior patients often experience oral health concerns that teens or younger adults may not. However, that doesn’t mean that seniors can’t enjoy beautiful teeth and a healthy smile. We help you achieve strong and healthy gums and teeth by offering the most effective treatments for common health concerns, which often include:
Dry Mouth: Hormonal changes and medications can make your mouth drier, but aging can do this as well. Dry mouth poses a threat to your oral health, as there is less saliva to wash away debris, harmful bacteria, and mineralize your teeth.
Gum Disease: Many adults experience gum disease, with the condition often worsening with age. We keep a close eye on gum health, helping to decrease extractions or tooth loss due to gum disease.
Tooth Loss: While many people are keeping more of their natural teeth longer, the need for replacement is still common. We offer implant-supported crowns, bridges, dentures, and partials to give you a complete smile and a healthy bite.
Damage or Broken Restorations: It’s common for enamel to weaken as you get older, especially if you experience osteoporosis or hormone changes. If you’ve had dental restorations for years, replacing them with modern composite or porcelain materials can benefit the health and appearance of your smile. Our team can restore your teeth with crowns, veneers, or inlay and onlays.
Sleep Apnea Treatment
Sleep apnea is a disorder that temporarily blocks your airways while you rest. Snoring and gasping through the night are two obvious symptoms, but the causes are not always clear. Sleep apnea has two types, Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) and Central Sleep Apnea (CSA).
Most often, sleep apnea is caused by airway muscles that collapse or do not work properly. A special appliance is needed to keep the airway open throughout the night. Oral appliances position the jaw in a way that helps you breathe easier. These devices restore a good night’s sleep, especially in those experiencing OSA, or mild CSA.
We offer the following sleep apnea appliances:
- Herbst Telescopic Appliance
When apnea conditions are severe, we will recommend a CPAP machine, which helps you breathe properly throughout the night. This device maintains a consistent amount of airflow through the throat and nose, keeping tissues out of the way. The CPAP mask and constant air pressure allow you to inhale and exhale normally. Dr. Wenona Van Derhei is certified to treat sleep apnea and can help you find the right solution for your needs.
Brighten Your Smile with Opalescence Whitening
VIP Family Dentistry offers a variety of ways to improve the look of your smile. At our practice, the most popular cosmetic treatment is teeth whitening. Depending on patient preference, we offer Opalescence Boost and Opalescence Go as teeth whitening options.
Opalescence Boost is a high-quality chairside option that is professionally administered to brighten teeth by several shades in under an hour. Opalescence Go is a convenient choice for those wanting to achieve whiter teeth at home on their own time. The application trays form to fit any smile and grant significant results in five to ten days.
Gentle Dentistry for the Whole Family
Whether you’re struggling with cavities or missing teeth, or just want a quick whitening treatment, our team offers a solution. We customize each treatment to fit your specific needs and prioritize your comfort. You can be confident that your results will exceed your expectations. At VIP Family Dentistry, we provide comprehensive services so everyone in your family can have a beautiful, healthy smile. Call our Dacula office and schedule your next appointment today!
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