Dr. Annicchiarico understands that you want the best for your entire family. That's why we focus on providing the highest quality family dentistry services possible.
It’s completely normal for you or your loved ones to be unsure or nervous about your first dental visit, but at A Glamorous Smile, you don’t have to be! Our Trinity dental practice is designed to make all of your family members comfortable and excited to visit the dentist.
Our team believes that dental appointments should never get in the way of your family's busy schedule. That's why we offer convenient early morning and evening appointments!
We offer the following family dentistry services:
Pediatric & Adult Dental Checkups
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentists (AAPD) and the American Dental Association (ADA) both advise that patients be seen for a checkup every 6 months. These visits allow Dr. Annicchiarico to closely monitor new changes in your family member's smiles and ensure that you, as a parent, have the information you need to promote continued oral health in your child.
Dr. Annicchiarico may suggest additional checkups if you or your child is more susceptible to cavities, or if your child is showing signs of orthodontic problems.
Dental mineral treatments are safe and effective in decreasing the number of cavities in both children and adults. Dr. Annicchiarico often recommends these treatments along with dental sealants to protect the teeth of growing children. This specialized mineral acts as a shield for the tooth’s outer enamel and can actually reverse early dental decay in some patients.
Protective Dental Sealants
Protective dental sealants are thin coats of plastic painted onto your child’s back teeth to protect their deep grooves and depressions from accumulating bacteria and food particles. Studies show that 88% of cavities in American school-aged children are caused by food and bacteria being caught in rear molars.
At A Glamorous Smile, we typically apply a protective dental sealant to your child’s back teeth, premolars, and molars. The sealant will last for several years, but we will continue to check it during your child’s regular dental appointments.
Tooth-Colored Dental Fillings
Treatment for cavities in both adults and children depends on the severity of the decay, as well as the patient's age and risk level for future cavities. Dr. Annicchiarico typically treats cavities with discreet, effective tooth-colored dental fillings.
Pediatric Dental Crowns
Dental crowns are tooth-shaped coverings cemented to a badly damaged tooth to restore the shape and functionality of the tooth. Dr. Annicchiarico may recommend a pediatric dental crown for your child’s tooth if it has a large cavity, was broken or chipped due to trauma, or if the tooth hasn’t developed correctly.
Gentle Tooth Extractions
Unfortunately, sometimes a tooth may be too badly decayed to save. In this case, Dr. Annicchiarico will perform a gentle tooth extraction. An extraction may also be recommended if the tooth is severely fractured or is crowding other healthy teeth in the mouth.
Not all wisdom teeth need to be extracted – but many do. In many situations, it’s best to pull the wisdom teeth before they jeopardize your smile as a whole. If your wisdom tooth’s growth can cause damage to neighboring teeth, or cannot fully erupt, we may consider extraction.
We will take a digital x-ray of your child's entire jaw, so we can see the size, location, and developmental stage of the wisdom teeth in consideration.
At the earliest, wisdom teeth are removed in the mid-teen years, but 3rd molars do not finish developing until closer to about 30 years of age.
Are you or your child due for a preventive checkup? Give us a call to schedule your family's dental appointments with Dr. Annicchiarico today! We offer early morning and evening appointments to accommodate busy families.