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Family Dentistry

Comprehensive Family Dentistry

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Finding skilled, compassionate, and quality dentistry that can be tailored to every member of your family is essential and can sometimes, be a challenge. At Cedarwood Dental Group, Dr. James Romano and Dr. Stephen Korn are committed to providing comprehensive dental services for all ages throughout Fairport and the Monroe County Community.

Our team proudly serves all ages, whether teeth are still developing or need restorative care from many years of wear. We confidently treat children, parents, and seniors alike, offering compassionate, professional dental care for all.

To schedule an appointment with our family-friendly dental practice, call us today!


What’s the Difference Between General and Family Dentistry?

The primary difference is that family dentistry is designed exclusively to address the age-specific dental, oral health, and aesthetic needs of patients of every age – from young children, with their first baby teeth, to senior family members with dentures.

Family dentistry focuses on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of many different oral health issues. The primary goal is to help educate all patients about the importance of preventive dentistry and the significance of proper oral hygiene. Positive lifestyle habits and regularly scheduled visits are key factors for optimal oral health at any age.

Benefits of Visiting a Family Dentist

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Visiting a reliable dentist for the whole family has several benefits such as convenience, documented family health history, and access to a wide range of comprehensive services. Each treatment plan is tailored to the specific needs of each person, allowing them to experience the individualized care they need and deserve.

Our family dentists also have the experience to continue to treat your children, parents, or grandparents as their needs change. There is no need to worry about finding another dental office at any stage.

What Kind of Services Do You Offer Families?

Dental visits involve our team getting to know you and your family members individually. We take the time to listen and encourage you to express any concerns, questions, or fears you may have regarding your oral health and treatment.

Following a detailed discussion of your needs and goals, we ensure you have a full understanding of any treatments and procedures we recommend helping you achieve the healthy, beautiful smile you deserve. We provide a full range of dentistry services including:

Dental Cleanings and Examinations: We clean your teeth while administering helpful oral hygiene instructions for your unique needs. Our team evaluates how long it takes to clean your teeth effectively and what you need to do at home to keep your teeth healthy for a lifetime.

Digital and Panoramic X-Rays: Dental X-rays are needed to help diagnose issues that are not visible to the naked eye with less radiation. Panoramic X-rays reveal the whole region of the head and jaw and help identify the position of both fully developed and emerging teeth. The images also help us identify minor defects and aid in tumor diagnosis.

Sealants and Fluoride Treatments: Our dentists like to recommend fluoride for cavities in their beginning stages because the tooth can often remineralize itself naturally over time. Sealants also work to protect teeth against decay. Sealants are used to eliminate decay by establishing a protective barrier when applied to the chewing surfaces of back teeth where food particles can often get trapped.

Cosmetic Dentistry: With the help of cosmetic dentistry, you can improve your smile and have a smile you're proud of. In addition to using body-safe, tooth-colored materials, our services can be tailored for transitioning smiles. Our treatments include teeth whitening, veneers, smile design, composite fillings, bonding, inlays and onlays, and porcelain crowns.

Dental Implants: Dental implants can replace a single tooth or multiple missing teeth. A dental implant is a tiny titanium screw that acts as a substitute for a tooth root. Due to the biocompatible properties of titanium, a dental implant fuses with the bone and becomes an anchor for restorations.

Dental Restorations: Restorations are different ways in which we can replace missing teeth or repair missing tooth structure damaged by decay, accident, or injury. Our restorative options include crowns, bridges, dentures, partials, dental implants, wisdom tooth extraction for your teen or young adult, and root canal therapy.

Orthodontics: Problems such as crooked or crowded teeth, overbites or underbites, inaccurate jaw position, and jaw joint disorders can be fixed through orthodontic treatment. If left untreated, these problems can result in tooth decay, gum disease, headaches, and earaches, as well as speaking, biting, or chewing problems.

At our dental office, we provide many options for orthodontic treatment, such as Invisalign®, Damon® Braces, as well as specialty braces made for children and adult teeth. We can also provide headgear, various retainers, mouthguards, and help with sleep apnea appliances.

Periodontics: This refers to the prevention, diagnosis, treatments, and maintenance of gum disease. The gum tissues surround and support the teeth and the underlying jawbone structure, so keeping them free of plaque and tartar will help maintain your overall oral health.

Common Dental and Oral Health Issues

Our team has the experience and skill to address and treat many conditions that can impact the health and well-being of smiles.

We are equipped to treat the following:

  • Tooth Decay and Cavities
  • Bad Breath
  • Gum Disease
  • Tooth Sensitivity
  • Misaligned Teeth and Crooked Bite
  • TMD or Jaw Joint Pain
  • Teeth Grinding and Clenching
  • Wisdom Teeth
  • Chipped, Cracked and Broken Teeth
  • Tooth Loss

At What Age Should Kids Begin Visiting the Dentist?

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Ideally, by their first birthday, your child should visit our dentists. However, it’s often okay to wait until 2 or 3. Nonetheless, putting their dental visits off longer can raise the risk of more complicated dental issues.

Even if you can't see them, the permanent teeth of your child develop below their baby teeth, and it's essential to have our team check to make sure your child’s smile develops properly.

As a family practice, we invite you to bring your children in often, so they can get to know us. When they are familiar with the equipment and the process, they will be less likely to develop anxiety when it’s their turn to sit in the big chair.

Preparing Your Child for Their First Dental Visit

We understand that even the beginning stages of preparing your child for their first dental visit can be nerve-wracking. If possible, schedule morning appointments, when children tend to be more alert.

If you have a preschooler or older child coming in, be honest! Give them a general idea of what to expect and explain why it’s essential to go to the dentist. Try to create excitement and understanding.

Your Child and Their First Dental Visit

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The dentist will typically teach parents about adequate baby gum and tooth care during the first visit. We can also address the use of a pacifier and how healthy teeth can be maintained by adequate nutrition.

We also demonstrate proper brushing techniques to help make sure both parents and children understand how to take care of their smile at home, allowing you to ask any questions at the end of the appointment.

By creating a healthy, trusting, and working relationship with us, it will guarantee that from an early age your child not only receives quality dental care but helps your child feel confident about their oral health now and in the future.

7 Tips for Teaching Children About Oral Health

Would you like to encourage your kid to look after their teeth well? Here are seven excellent tips to help your child create positive oral health habits at home.

  1. For infants, clean gums with a clean, damp cloth.
  2. After two years old, used a pea-sized dab of fluoride toothpaste
  3. Have your child brush with a small, soft-bristled toothbrush
  4. To prevent baby bottle tooth decay, don't give children a bottle of milk, juice, or sweetened liquid at bedtime or naptime.
  5. Help your child brush his or her teeth until six years of age, allowing them to watch you brush and follow the same brushing pattern.
  6. Avoid hard or sticky candies, fruit leather, and sweetened drinks and juice.
  7. Offer fruit rather than juice; the fiber in fruit tends to scrape the teeth clean, whereas juice exposes the teeth to sugar.

Keeping Growing Smiles Healthy with Teen-Focused Dental Care

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Teen years can present another set of problems for dental health. During these influential years, a large number of changes happen, and parents often encounter some frustration along the way. However, as the parent, you can help make a primary influence on your teen’s health.

Because of frequent hormonal changes in your teen, their oral and dental health can also be affected. It is imperative you make sure they continue to visit us for essential dental care. This is especially important in addressing conditions like erupting wisdom teeth, plaque buildup, bad breath, and misaligned teeth.

Every six months, preventive visits give us the chance to coach your child and highlight the importance of dental care. The relationship we create in a professional, yet friendly environment can be particularly effective. Through visual aids, we can share information with them while reinforcing the benefits of preventive care.

Helping Preserve the Long-lasting Smile of Seniors

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As we age, routine wear and tear can dull your teeth and trigger oral health issues. Dr. Romano and Dr, Korn provide in-office treatments such as root canal therapy and gum disease care to help patients recover their lovely smiles and enhance their dental health. Our full range of specialized services also eliminates the inconvenience of having to be referred out to another specialist.

Depending on your dental needs, more comprehensive treatments may be needed to ensure the long-term health of your smile. Our Fairport dentists also provide a variety of restorative treatments that are supported by dental implants for those seeking to replace missing or extracted teeth.

Your Home for Family Dental Care!

At Cedarwood Dental Group, we provide your family with comprehensive dental care to maintain and restore their oral health. Our team is highly skilled in many services, whether you want to avoid cavities in your child's smile, have dental implants restored, or merely need an examination and cleaning. Call for a comprehensive consultation today!



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