Dental Treatments For The Whole Family

We have different dental needs as we age. Children need different dental treatments than adults. And some adults need extensive, restorative dental treatments. You can find all of that and more at our Fredericksburg, VA dental office as part of our family dental services.

Our doctors, Drs. Lloyd Moss Jr. and Lloyd Moss III, are trained to treat patients of all dental complications. This means helping children with erupting teeth and also adults who have lost all of their teeth. Give us a call today at (540) 369-4926 to schedule a visit with our professional team. We’d love to show you how we can transform your smile.

Today we want to share a few ways in which we help patients of all ages. You might assume you’ll need a separate dentist for your children, or orthodontics, or even to replace missing teeth. But that’s not always true. We can handle all of those things under one roof. It’s taken years of training and the right dental team, but when you become a patient of ours, you don’t have to worry about running around from one office to the next. We set up everything for your smile here.

Bringing Your Child to Our Office

A child who visits the dentist early in their life is less likely to struggle with dental problems later. This is true for a number of reasons. For one, we are able to better monitor the changes in the mouth and clean the teeth. But also, it’s important to get your child comfortable in the dental chair. Dental fear is a powerful thing that affects millions of people, and unfortunately, it can cause people to avoid the dentist altogether.

We recommend that you bring your child to the office by their first birthday or when the first teeth begin erupting. During those first visits, we look at the development of the jaw and teeth. We’ll even show you how to properly brush your child’s teeth. Our staff loves working with kids, as most of the staff have children of their own. We practice the “show and tell” method as part of our gentle children’s dentistry so they know exactly what we’re doing. As your child gets older, we can offer preventive treatments like fluoride and alert you if your child needs orthodontics.

Lifelike Dental Restoration Options

An overwhelming majority of us will need restorative dental treatments in our lives, whether that’s a simple filling or dental crown. We’re using durable and strong tooth-colored fillings that blend in with your natural smile unlike old, metal fillings. We’re also using dental crowns that resemble your natural teeth. Crowns are versatile and strengthen the tooth from further damage.

A crown is used for many reasons, including:

  • Repairing cavities
  • Restoring broken teeth
  • Restoring a tooth following a root canal
  • Restoring a dental implant

Restore Your Mouth Back To Original State

Our office often treats patients with mild dental needs and even those who need extensive dental treatments. Some of our patients have struggled with their smile for years and have teeth that have outlived their effectiveness. Or maybe they have terrible, ill-fitting dentures.

You don’t have to suffer with bad teeth, missing teeth, or bad dentures any longer.

We’re using dental implants to secure dentures or to replace single missing teeth so you can have the confidence and biting power you did with natural teeth. Dental implants have revolutionized the way we replace teeth. The implants are made from titanium, a material that merges with the jawbone.

Consider this fact: Removable dentures match only 25 to 50 percent of the power of your natural teeth, while dental implants nearly match the power of natural teeth.

With dental implants, you can eat whatever you want again and you’ll never have to worry about your dentures or teeth coming loose again.

Stop Snoring and Sleep Comfortably

Millions of people struggle with sleep apnea. It’s a major problem usually associated with heavy snoring or waking up gasping for air. Sleep apnea is serious because it’s possible to die from sleep apnea complications. Additionally, sleep apnea increases your risk of problems like heart disease, diabetes, or even stroke, so this is an important issue to resolve.

For years, the only way to treat sleep apnea was the CPAP. This machine pushes air into the lungs, but the problem is that it requires the use of a hose and mask. Patients find the CPAP intolerable, and it can disrupt sleep partners.

Now there is a more comfortable way. We’re using a comfortable oral appliance that helps keep the airways open while you sleep and reduce your snoring. The oral appliance is easy to wear, travel with, and will not interrupt your bed partner.  

Visit Us For All of Your Dental Needs

We serve patients from 2 to 102. We leave no stone unturned when it comes to your treatment. It’s our mission to create a beautiful smile for you that meets your smile goals. We’d love to meet with you and your family. You can join our office today whenever you call us at (540) 369-4926 or use the online form to request a visit.