Drs. Moorman and Woodward offer family dentistry services at our office serving patients throughout Valdosta to treat, maintain, and improve the smile of everyone in your family. Our staff is trained in making your visit a comfortable, informative, and pleasant experience, and we provide the same level of service to all of our patients that we would demand for our own families. To learn more about how we can help you and your family experience excellent oral health, please contact us today.
The Importance of Prevention
Cosmetic dentistry can improve nearly any imperfection in your smile. Meanwhile, our advanced restorative dentistry treatments can repair lost or damaged teeth. However, prevention remains the most important service we offer our patients. Aside from brushing and flossing your teeth at least twice a day, we recommend visiting our office at least once every six months for a comprehensive dental exam and cleaning. During your visit, we will thoroughly clean your teeth and gums of harmful dental plaque and tartar, which can lead to tooth decay and gum disease. We will also conduct an exam to detect early signs of disease and other complications, so we can provide prompt, effective treatment.
Expert Dental Care for Children
The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends bringing children in for their first dental visit as soon as the first tooth appears, or at least by the child’s first birthday. You can help keep your infant’s mouth and gums clean before teeth begin to erupt by rubbing a clean, moist towel or gauze over the gums after feedings and before bedtime. Drs. Moorman and Woodward can offer specific care instructions to help maintain your young child’s dental health, and recommend a schedule of regular appointments from that point forward. To make the child’s visit more memorable, we offer fun treasure box full of treats for kids to choose from.
The Benefits of Oral Sedation
Even as an adult, visiting the dentist can sometimes be a trying experience. Anxiety in the dentist's chair affects numerous patients, and can cause many of them to neglect seeking dental treatment that could prevent serious oral health issues. In addition to local anesthesia, oral sedation can help anxious patients relax during their treatment. Depending on each patient’s specific needs, conditions, and level of anxiety, we may recommend oral sedation in the form of a pill, or inhaled sedation in the form of nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas.
Give Your Family the Oral Health Care They Deserve
The importance of good oral health care extends beyond a beautiful smile. The ADA reports that the state of your oral health, specifically the presence of inflammatory gum disease, can significantly increase your risk of certain systemic illnesses, including heart disease and failure. Whether you are new to the area, or need to establish ongoing care with a trusted dental professional, we are here to help. To learn more, or to schedule your family’s next visit, contact us today.