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Family Dentistry in Blue Ridge

At Blue Ridge Dental, our top priority is to enhance the health and wellness of your smile and those of your entire family. You can count on our dental professionals to handle all your dental needs, including those of your children, teens, and seniors. Our skilled dentist always takes time to get to know you and your family members to recommend dental services that promote long-term health and wellbeing.

Under the stewardship of Dr. Mark Dlugokinski, our team of experienced and attentive dental professionals takes a one-on-one approach with every patient, ensuring their needs are reflected in the treatment plan. We understand how valuable your time is and always make scheduling your family's visits as seamless and convenient as possible. If you're looking for a trustworthy family dentist in Blue Ridge or surrounding communities, our practice has the skilled and expert dental team you can trust. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!

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Our Comprehensive Family Dentistry in Blue Ridge

Our family dentistry services involve diagnosing, treating, and monitoring various oral health issues that are unique at every stage of life. Blue Ridge Dental provides comprehensive dental care services that combine prevention with compassionate treatment techniques and patient education. Our practice serves smiles as young as three years and gladly welcomes individuals and families.

We have equipped our practice with the latest dental technology to ensure you're getting the advanced care and treatment you deserve. Our team also works with your entire family to keep everyone well-educated about our treatment options and ways you can maintain your smile at home.

Our family dentistry services include, but are not limited to:

Dental Cleanings and First Visits

family dentistry in Blue RidgeBlue Ridge Dental offers professional dental cleanings to help keep your mouth healthy. We understand that introducing your child to our dental team and environment is an important step in their long-term dental care. Dr. Mark and his team help your little ones understand that there is nothing to dread during routine dental care.

Our team also works closely with parents and guardians to help little children feel safe and relaxed in the dental chair. Once we've promoted their confidence in dental visits, we can do everything from exams to dental cleanings and dental hygiene education. During cleanings, our dentist may administer fluoride treatments and dental sealants to help protect young teeth. We want your entire family to get the best care, but we may refer children who need special restorative care to a pediatric specialist.

Fluoride and Sealants

We offer both fluoride treatments and sealants to protect teeth against decay, especially in children. Fluoride treatments help protect against cavities by making the enamel highly resistant to the action of acids in foods and drinks. Additionally, fluoride accelerates the buildup of helpful minerals in the enamel.

Our practice also offers dental sealants to keep food debris and germs out of the grooves in the molars. They work by coating the teeth with a safe protective shield. This helps prevent or even stop already started tooth decay.

Oral Hygiene Education

Our dentists are passionate about helping patients of all ages establish good dental habits and promote better long-term oral health. Education is especially crucial for helping children to maintain good oral health and solidify proper long-term habits of keeping their teeth bright and strong. Our dental professionals offer age-appropriate education and dental hygiene tips, such as:

  • Brushing your teeth at least twice a day with a toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste
  • Flossing once daily
  • Brushing your tongue
  • Using an antibacterial mouthwash daily
  • Remembering your biannual dental cleanings
  • Avoiding smoking and use of tobacco products

Monitoring for Orthodontic Needs

Since your teen's jaw still develops, they may need special orthodontic treatments to straighten their teeth and maintain a healthy smile. At Blue Ridge Dental, we monitor bite development carefully and alert you to any signs of concern. If your child or teen needs orthodontic treatment, we can refer you to a trusted orthodontist.

Root Canal Therapy

An infection in the root of your tooth can trigger severe discomfort and long-term dental complications. We offer basic root canal therapy to remove the infected tissue and preserve your tooth. Once you've fully healed from the procedure, we will place a custom dental crown to restore the aesthetics and strength of your tooth.

Tooth Extractions

Blue Ridge family dentistAlthough our priority is to preserve your natural teeth as much as possible, sometimes, we may recommend tooth extraction to enhance oral health. We can handle most tooth extractions in-office, even complex ones. Our dentist will evaluate your individual case and discuss whether an extraction is the right course of action. We'll refer you to a specialist for more involved cases, such as an impacted wisdom tooth, so that you can receive the level of experienced care you need.

Bruxism and TMJ Disorder Treatment

If you have excessive pain in your jaw or grind your teeth at night, you may be suffering from TMJ disorder or bruxism. Our family dentist offers custom mouth guards designed to alleviate any pain associated with bruxism and promote healthier jaw function. We offer custom bite splints to cushion your teeth and alleviate the effects of teeth grinding. We know that bruxism and TMJ disorders may cause long-term dental health problems, so we act quickly to remedy your situation.

Gum Disease Treatment

Your gum health is essential to maintaining your overall wellness. If you're grappling with gum disease, you are at a higher risk of contracting many systemic diseases. Our dentist will assess your current situation and recommend a course of treatment to help restore or maintain your gum health. We offer scaling and root planing, ARESTIN®, and maintenance cleanings to address gum disease and help you protect your smile.

Dental Care for Seniors

The biggest challenges seniors face are health issues that increase the likelihood of gum disease. These may include difficulty maintaining proper oral hygiene, side effects of certain medications, and common age-related diseases. We can help the senior members of your family maintain good oral health through preventive care. Our dentist can also treat the effects of gum disease to help seniors preserve their teeth well into their golden years.

Get Exceptional Family Dentistry in Blue Ridge

At Blue Ridge Dental, we offer comprehensive family dentistry services with affordability in mind to ensure you and your loved ones can get the dental health care you deserve. Whether it's a simple tooth cleaning or dental implant restoration, our team has the skills and experience to address all your dental needs. Since 2004, we've proudly served families throughout Blue Ridge, Blairsville, Jasper, Ellijay, and their surrounding communities. Contact us today to schedule your appointment!

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