Integrated Dental provides dental care for patients of all ages. Our family-friendly dental office helps patients receive routine and preventative dental care to keep their smiles happy and healthy. Early oral health care is important to encourage patients to choose healthy habits that benefit their teeth and gums.
Visiting the dentist regularly, establishing a good oral hygiene routine, and paying attention to developing dental problems can prevent future oral health issues. Dr. David Schirmer and Dr. Melvin Benson offer family dentistry services in Sarasota, FL, so everyone can get the care they need.
Pediatric Dental Care
We prefer to see children by age 3. Their first visit can also be scheduled during one of the parent’s first appointments. We will introduce ourselves and discuss what the parent can expect at routine dental visits. Our team will also review how parents can care for their child’s smile at home.
Even before baby teeth emerge, parents should wipe their child’s gums with a clean cloth to remove food debris. Once the primary teeth appear, parents should use an infant-sized toothbrush to brush their child’s teeth.
Our team gently cleans children’s smiles and takes x-rays during regular dental visits. As children grow, they may require extra treatments like dental sealants or fluoride to keep their teeth and gums healthy.
Fluoride and Sealants
Fluoride is a mineral that prevents tooth decay and strengthens enamel. We offer quick and simple fluoride treatments that we can apply at a same-day appointment.
Sealants are a way to prevent decay on the biting surfaces of teeth. They are typically placed on the permanent molars as they erupt in a child’s mouth and are maintained throughout childhood, lasting into adulthood.
Sealants are made of a flowable resin that is applied to the deep pits and fissures of teeth, protecting them from harmful acids and plaque buildup. The application is quick and requires a short appointment.
Restorative and Cosmetic Dental Care
Over time, patients can develop dental problems or encounter sudden oral health issues they have not experienced before. Our office provides restorative and cosmetic treatments that are customized to the needs of our patients.
Common restorations include crowns, bridges, dentures, and dental implants. Patients who have extensive tooth damage benefit from crowns. Single implants, bridges, and dentures can replace permanent missing teeth. Typically, we recommend implant-secured restorations because the implant posts offer a permanent foundation for a tooth crown, dental bridge, or denture.
Our cosmetic dental treatments can brighten or straighten teeth. Unlike store-bought gels, strips, and toothpaste, our professional whitening treatment can provide effective, lasting results. If patients have deep tooth stains, we recommend veneers or bonding treatment. These treatments may also address tooth damage, wear, and slightly crooked teeth.
Call Our Dental Office Today
Do you need dental care for your whole family? Schedule a dental appointment online or contact us at Integrated Dental of Florida at 941-270-9755.