2430 S. Interstate 35 E #178 Denton, TX 76205

Family Dentistry Denton, TX

At Stone Creek Dental, we’re ready to welcome every member of your family to our general dentist office. Our doors are open if you’re new to the community or want to try a new dentist. We accept patients of all ages at our office. We create an environment where you feel comfortable and safe to get the care you need.

We don’t want to be the same run-of-the-mill dentist office you’re used to. Our team dedicates itself to getting to know our patients personally and ensuring you always feel welcome. When you become a patient at Stone Creek Dental, you’re joining our dental care family. All of our treatment is personalized to each individual. Our Denton, TX, office offers an array of general dentistry services.

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Dental Care for the Whole Family

We do an initial visit for the family to learn more about you. We’ll review your medical and oral health history and any goals or things you want to work on with your smile. Our job is to ensure you’re comfortable here and that we’re focusing properly on your needs.

Your Baby’s First Dental Visit

Even though they’re temporary, primary teeth are important for your child’s oral development. You should bring your child to the dentist within six months of their first tooth erupting or before they’re a year old, whichever comes first. 

Primary teeth are crucial to both speech development and eating. Sounds work by your tongue hitting the teeth in certain positions. If there are issues with primary teeth, your child may struggle with speech. They also might be unable to eat a healthy, varied diet if they can’t consume certain foods.

We’ll teach you how to brush your baby’s teeth efficiently so that you can keep those teeth healthy. Seeing your child regularly allows us to monitor the growth and development of your child’s mouth and catch any issues early.

Keeping Up With Growing Smiles

Children’s mouths are always changing. They’re losing their baby teeth and getting new ones while their jawbone is growing too. With a dedicated family dentist, children are here every six months. We take x-rays and do a full oral examination to know the current status of their mouths. Then, we can see everything that’s changed since their last visit.

Children are most notorious for getting cavities. Their diets are higher in sugar, and they aren’t as adept at brushing their teeth. We may recommend dental sealants. They’re painted over the existing tooth structure to provide an extra layer of protection between the tooth enamel and bacteria and debris.

We’ll also check on how straight the teeth are and if they’re erupting in the right positions. Many adolescents need orthodontic treatment. Depending on the age, we can provide Invisalign treatment in our office. In other instances, we may need to recommend them to a respected orthodontist that we trust.

Dental Care for Seniors

Just like children, seniors also have unique oral healthcare needs. Our dental needs become different as we age. Our teeth naturally discolor with age as the dentin layer becomes more exposed. You have years worth of lifestyle habits and consuming things that can stain your teeth. Whitening treatment can take years off of your smile.

Seniors are also more likely to face tooth loss. Missing teeth can impact your self-esteem and cause difficulties with eating and speaking. We offer multiple options to replace missing teeth. Whether you’re missing one tooth or multiple, there are solutions to bring back your smile.

Practicing Preventative Care

Preventative care is the foundation of your oral health. It’s important to focus on preventative care instead of reactive care, which only occurs when a problem arises. For preventative care to succeed, you have to be dedicated both in the dentist office and when you’re at home.

At home, brush and floss at least twice a day. If possible, brush and floss after every meal. These activities remove food particles and debris from around and between your teeth. It attracts less bacteria, meaning less plaque and tartar buildup. You’re at higher risk for tooth decay and gum disease without brushing your teeth. Bacteria feed on food particles, emitting an acidic byproduct that damages your tooth enamel. A healthy, balanced diet also does wonders for your teeth.

But just taking care of your teeth at home isn’t enough. Brushing and flossing at home can’t reach all of the little nooks and crannies in your mouth. Some areas can only be cleaned with specialized dental tools. Regular visits to our office allow us to get into those places and eliminate the buildup. Without regular dental visits, you can brush and floss diligently at home yet still be at high risk for tooth decay and gum disease.

We perform thorough dental exams at your regular appointments as well. Conditions like gum disease and oral cancer have early symptoms that are hard to recognize. They aren’t painful. These conditions get more intensive with time, and early intervention makes them much easier — and less expensive — to treat. We have years of training and advanced diagnostic tools to help catch these problems in their earliest stages.

Improved General Health and Well-Being

Preventative dental care has impacts outside of just your oral health. Studies show that oral health is connected to various systemic conditions, including heart disease, diabetes, and respiratory infections. Your mouth is a gateway to many different systems in your body. If harmful bacteria enter there, the impact can be felt all over the body.

Gum disease, in particular, allows bacteria to enter the bloodstream, bringing inflammation and infection to other body parts. Good oral healthcare minimizes the risks of these connective conditions.

A healthy smile eliminates oral pain, which can impact your ability to eat, sleep, and just live your life properly. You can eat a healthy, balanced diet, which benefits all areas of the body. You can consume adequate nutrition and can communicate properly.

The state of your smile can impact your self-confidence. With an unhealthy smile, you focus on keeping it hidden from everyone. You can be comfortable and happy with your appearance. A higher quality of life and psychological well-being are more attainable when you have a confident smile.

Schedule an Appointment With Your Denton, Texas Family Dentist

We’re welcoming new patients of all ages to our Denton dentist office. Call our office or schedule an appointment online to get your needed care.