Family Dentistry

Dentistry for the Whole Family

Individual Attention to Each Member of the Family

Dr. Bailey and the NRDC team strive to make patients of all ages feel at ease and enjoy themselves, so bring the whole family along! No matter what your age, your treatment will be delivered in a caring, thoughtful, and compassionate manner. We encourage the proper dental care habits in children and enjoy teaching them how to keep their teeth healthy for a lifetime. 

Calming Dental Fears

It is important that children grow up without a fear of the dental office, and that fearful adults overcome their existing fears. Because of this, we strive to keep our office a relaxed and happy place that patients of all ages love to visit. We are on your side and are here to help you. 

Preventing Tooth Decay - the Easy Way!

We know that children often don’t do a very good job of brushing their teeth. This even applies to adults sometimes too! And even meticulous brushing often may not reach the deep grooves in the back teeth. This results in bacteria, acids, and plaque formation, which will lead to decay. And once the tooth has decay, it is damaged permanently and will need a filling or crown.

What if there was a simple way to help prevent all this from happening? Fortunately, there is! It is called dental sealants. 

Here’s how it works:
 •   The tooth (or teeth) is thoroughly cleaned.
 •   A thin plastic coating is applied. This is usually white or clear in color.
 •   A curing light is applied to the sealant to bond it into place.
 •   The whole procedure takes just a few minutes. There are no shots, no drills, and no 
     removal of any tooth structure!

Applying dental sealants is one of the best preventive things you can do can do to preserve your teeth!

Choosing Your Child's Dentist is Like Choosing Their Pediatrician

Instilling good habits early, in an environment that’s comfortable and fun, is essential for a lifetime of good oral health. Children’s teeth can be very susceptible to cavities at a young age due to many factors.

Children are not able to brush well on their own. Because of this, it is important for parents to be involved in their child’s daily dental care. This ensures both thorough cleaning and the development of proper dental habits. Little kids tend to eat more often during the day (grazing). This results in a prolonged exposure to acid (every time you eat it causes more acid to form on your teeth), which may cause more cavities.

A tooth that is not as clean as it should be will be exposed to acid when food and juice contact it. This acid often speeds up the development of cavities. The good news is that identifying poor dietary and hygiene habits, along with applying a fluoride varnish to the mineralizing teeth, can significantly reduce the chance of your child having a cavity.

Your entire family deserves a healthy smile! Give us a call today at (540) 369-4939 to schedule a visit for everyone.