Family Dentistry in Meridian, ID
Your Family’s Oral Health in Expert Hands
The highest standard of dental care in Meridian, ID.
At Restoration Dentistry, we are ready to treat patients of all ages. Dr. Clayton is trained to preserve and restore oral health in both adults and young children, so when you visit our office, you will be confident that your family will get the dental care they deserve.
Our goal is to make your visit pleasant and comfortable from the moment you step into our office. Our front-desk team will receive your family with a warm smile, and our experienced professionals will create a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. With Restoration Dentistry, you’ll discover what patient-centered dentistry really means.
Our family dentists offer the following services:
Schedule an appointment with our family dentist, that genuinely cares about oral health.
Benefits of family dentistry
The oral care your family deserves - all in one place.
Our family dentist can assist with all your oral health needs. Whether you’re seven or seventy-seven, we have the ideal dental solution for you. Restoration Dentistry offers various services, including hygiene visits, exams, restorative and cosmetic procedures, all under one roof for the whole family.
At Restoration Dentistry, we perform comprehensive exams for all ages. Our expert team evaluates not just your teeth and gums, but we will do an oral cancer screening as well. We help you maintain your beautiful smile, while also checking for any restorative work that you or your family may need.
It is crucial for your whole family to incorporate a solid oral hygiene routine and understand the importance of regular dental checkups. Our team believes this is the key to paving the way for long-lasting oral health and the best way to stop potential issues in their tracks.
The doctor even took the time to touch base on the rest of my medical history and urged me to take care of myself in every facet. They truly care about not just your teeth but you as a whole.’’
- Enma Wagster
- Alison McDonnell
Not your typical dental visit
The American Dental Association (ADA) advises patients to visit a dental office at least every six months. These checkups are essential to monitor your family’s oral health and protect their smile.
A family dentist offers an integrated approach to oral health. Dr. Clayton can spot any issue that might affect your dental wellness and determine the right course of treatment for you.
When visiting a family dentist, you can expect the following:
- New Patient Comprehensive Exam Traditionally you start with a cleaning. Here, adults get 90 minutes with Dr. Clayton to address total wellness, answer questions, build trust, do comprehensive exams, and plan your treatment. Appointment times are adapted by age (and cleanings are provided same-day for children).
- Periodontal Therapy Based on the recommendations in the first appointment from the dentist, our expert doctor and hygienist team recommend to you the ideal periodontal therapy. They use various therapies to remove stubborn stain, calculus, and bacteria from the teeth and below the gumline. Modern saliva diagnostic tests are used to screen for high levels of disease causing bacteria. Each patient is recommended a customized plan to reduce harmful bacteria and improve and maintain their oral health.
- Further Treatment When Necessary If a dental problem arises, or if you have any cosmetic concerns, our dentist will design a treatment plan with you that might include rebalancing the bacteria of your mouth, correcting your bite, fillings, teeth whitening, veneers, or more complex dental procedures.
Family Dentistry: Frequently Asked Questions
- How often do I need to visit the dental office? The ADA advises visiting the dentist at least every six months. For some, every 3-4 months is necessary to maintain oral health. This will help ensure that even if a problem does arise, the team at our office will be able to catch it quickly, minimizing the cost and severity of the issue.
- What is the importance of baby teeth? Besides allowing your children to eat, speak and smile, baby teeth hold space for the eruption of permanent teeth. If they are lost prematurely, there are considerably higher chances of crowding in permanent dentition and space maintainers may be advised.
- What are dental sealants? Sealants are indicated for those clients that are cavity-prone. They cover the deep fissures in the back teeth, preventing the bacterial build-up that causes cavities. Our family dentist will evaluate if your little one needs sealants for prevention purposes.
- Can I prevent dental decay? Cavities are a consequence of multiple factors, but dental plaque is by far the most important one. As a consequence, avoiding bacterial build-up is vital to prevent dental decay. At Restoration Dentistry, we not only support you in maintaining correct oral hygiene, but we also identify what other factors are contributing to the decay and work to solve them. Dental cavities are symptoms of a disease called caries, which is treatable!
- Why are oral cancer screenings important? Oral cancer should be taken seriously, dentists play a key role in the evaluation and diagnosis. As it is usually found in the tongue, tonsils, floor of the mouth, and oropharynx. Dental checkups are crucial for its early detection and treatment. Finding cancer early (before it spreads) significantly increases the chances of recovery.
- What can I do at home? Every family member should brush and floss their teeth at least twice a day, and it is also advised by the American Dental Association to properly use an ADA-approved fluoride toothpaste. Dr. Clayton also recommends toothpaste with Hydroxyapatite or Calcium-phosphate. Together these minerals strengthen the enamel’s structure and make it 10x more resistant to acid-causing decay. Additionally, reducing the frequency and consumption of sugar and acid-containing foods will reduce the chance of dental decay. Xylitol and alkaline rinses are especially important adjunct treatments for cavity-prone patients.