Family Dentistry in St. Peters, MO
At Hillis Family Dental our team offers you family dentistry services that patients of all ages and stages in life need to keep their teeth healthy and secure. St. Peters, MO, is a family dentist office, where Dr. Hillis sees patients of all ages and with a wide variety of oral health concerns. Learn about some of the most commonly requested family dentistry procedures to prevent and fix dental problems by searching our website today.
One of the most important family dentistry procedures is a basic tooth cleaning, or oral hygiene exam. Family members are encouraged to come in for a cleaning & exam at least twice each year, or every 6 months. A dentist can remove plaque and buildup that a toothbrush can’t reach. Our hygienists clean between teeth and around the gums carefully before polishing your tooth enamel to a brilliant shine.
Even with regular cleanings, some patients (usually children) need help to fight tooth infections. Infections happen when you eat and drink a lot of sugary food without taking special care to brush and floss regularly. This is why it’s important to encourage young kids to brush their teeth for at least two minutes every morning and every night. In the case of a cavity, Dr. Hillis cleans the infection and then fills in the tooth with protective material.
When a tooth becomes too infected and painful to treat like a tooth filling, a root canal may be necessary. Infected material is removed from the inner pulp so that the tooth can heal. Regular checkups are crucial to preventing problems of this magnitude. By going to the dentist regularly you can avoid more serious procedures that are also more costly.
Another common family dentistry service is orthodontia. This is the process of straightening or correcting the teeth so that they look and function better. Young children and teens often benefit from getting braces at an early age and adults at various stages of life often want their teeth straightened to make a good impression at work and in social settings. Dr. Hillis provides some services that aid orthodontia and can inform you on when it is a good time to start seeing the orthodontist.
Dr. Amanda M. HIllis and her Hillis Family Dental Team offer all of these services and more at her St. Peters, MO family dentist office on Mexico Road. Contact her for a consult at (636) 970-7902 or just hit the “Appointment Request” button on her website today.