Family Dentistry in Fredericksburg, VA, Part Two

Welcome back! In our last blog we wrote about the dental care needs of the younger members of your family. In this instalment, we we will focus on the older ones, Mom and Dad, and Gramma and Grampa.

It should come as no surprise that the office of Lloyd F. Moss, Jr., DDS & Lloyd F. Moss, III, DDS is committed to providing quality dental care for your whole family. After all, we are a family. When you bring your family to our office in Fredericksburg, you will be made to feel at home by our welcoming staff, so that your dental experience is pleasant and comfortable.


So you’ve made it through the cavity years of childhood, and survived you teenage years, and now you are grown up. No need to worry about your teeth because you eat right and have a healthy home dental care routine. If only that were true. Unfortunately, age alone is enough to give your concern for your dental health. The wear-and-tear of years of constant use make your teeth more vulnerable to ailments like tooth decay and staining.

Various things can stain your teeth, including the food you eat, the drinks you drink, and even some medications. Hopely, you haven’t picked up any nasty habits like smoking, but if you have, then your teeth could be paying the price. Yellowed teeth may be a cosmetic issue, but that doesn’t mean it’s not an important issue. The look of your smile affects your self-esteem and your ability to communicate with others. Don’t worry, though, because you don’t have to live with stained teeth, Lloyd F. Moss, Jr., DDS & Lloyd F. Moss, III, DDS have a teeth whitening solution for you.

At our office in Fredericksburg, we use the Opalescence teeth whitening system. This system uses custom made trays to specifically fit your teeth. We will fill the trays with just the right amount of whitening gel to give you safe and effective results. Light staining can be treated with an in-office treatment, while deeper staining may require some take-home treatments.

Another issue that many adults are concerned with is teeth alignment. For whatever reason, not everyone gets braces when they need them as a teenager, and unfortunately, they are often embarrassed to get them when they are older. The idea of a mouthful of shiny metal wires and brackets is worse than the reality of having crooked teeth.

Again, Lloyd F. Moss, Jr., DDS & Lloyd F. Moss, III, DDS have a solution for you. We offer both Invisalign invisible braces and Six Months Smiles. These alignment solutions will straighten your teeth without attracting unwanted attention to your teeth. Invisalign uses a series of clear aligners to slowly move your teeth into alignment. Six Months Smiles is similar to traditional braces except with tooth colored wires and brackets.

There is no reason to be self conscious about your smile any longer, we can provide the teeth alignment procedure that best suits your needs.


For the senior citizens in your family, the biggest concern is likely tooth loss. Missing teeth have a drastic effect on your health. When you are missing teeth, your diet is restricted to soft foods that are easy to chew. These are not the best foods for you to eat.

Dentures are probably the most well known of the tooth replacement options available to you. Partial denture can be used to replace a signal tooth or a series of missing teeth, while full dentures replace a whole row of teeth, top or bottom. These tooth replacement solutions will help you chew more healthy foods, but they are not without their problems. Since dentures are not permanently anchor to your jaw, they tend to slide around inside your mouth, and fall out at inconvenient times.

For a more stable tooth replacement solution, consider dental implants. Implants are titanium posts that are surgically inserted into your jawbone. While it heals, the implant will bond with the bone to create a new root. All we have to do is place a dental crown on top the post, and you have a brand new tooth that is remarkably similar to your natural teeth.

Dental implants can also be used to anchor a set of dentures directly to your jaw, eliminating the threat of slippage. With implant supported dentures, you will be able to eat what you want with confidence, as well as enjoy a bright and natural looking smile.

Contact Us

Make an appointment to visit Lloyd F. Moss, Jr., DDS & Lloyd F. Moss, III, DDS. We will provide a thorough examination to determine what dental care procedure is right for you.