Family Dentistry Specialist

Virginia Dental Group PLLC

Cosmetic Dentists & General Dentists located in Fairfax, VA

Good oral health starts during childhood and lasts a lifetime. Lida M. Vargas, DDS, and Santiago J. Rueda, DDS, at Virginia Dental Group PLLC in Fairfax, Virginia, are happy to care for you and your family’s smiles with a number of treatments and care practices — from routine dental cleanings to restoratives procedures like a root canal. For more information on the general and family dentistry services the practice provides, call or book an appointment online today.

Family Dentistry Q & A

What are general and family dentistry?

General and family dentistry are dental subsets that focus on oral health care throughout all stages of life. The team at Virginia Dental Group sees patients ranging from 8 years old through retirement age.

For a general and family dentist, it’s important to understand how children’s teeth change as they age, and they must provide a gentle approach for those who may be fearful of seeing a dentist. A good family dentist helps set a child up for a lifetime full of healthy smiles that continue through adolescence, adulthood, and beyond. General and family dentists deal with a wide variety of cases and provide preventive measures, oral health maintenance, and treatments to patients of all ages.

What do general and family dentists do?

Because Virginia Dental Group has general and family dentists, they’re able to offer patients a comprehensive range of care that may be unmatched at similar dental offices. Some of the many services and treatments they provide in-office include:

  • Routine cleanings
  • Dental exams
  • Digital X-rays
  • Cavity fillings
  • Sports guards
  • Night guards
  • Orthodontics
  • Cosmetic treatments (Invisalign®, teeth whitening, tooth bonding, veneers, gingivectomy, etc.)
  • Dental implants
  • Dental crowns
  • Pinhole Surgical Technique®

General and family dentists also educate and inform patients on good oral hygiene during childhood and adulthood, encouraging them to brush twice a day, use a fluoride toothpaste, floss, and more.

How often should I visit a general or family dentist?

Drs. Vargas and Rueda recommend that all patients visit their office at least twice a year, once every six months, for routine cleanings and dental exams. However, those in need of more involved treatments, such as a root canal or dental crown procedure, may need to schedule additional appointments throughout the year.

The Virginia Dental Group team is always available to see new patients, answer questions in an informative matter, and offer individualized treatment plans to suit any patient. Both Drs. Vargas and Rueda understand that seeing a new dentist can feel challenging and costly. That’s why they always encourage first-time visitors to search for amazing new deals on sites like Groupon and LivingSocial.

For more information on the general and family dentistry services provided by Virginia Dental Group, call or book an appointment online today.