We are Your Family Dentistry Team in Valparaiso, FL – close to Eglin AFB’s East Gate and Niceville

Family Dentistry at Jeffrey Dental means that we treat your oral health during all stages of life. As a family dental clinic, we strive to stay progressive and educated enough to provide all ages with many dental needs in one location, reducing the number of visits to a specialist unless we believe a referral is needed.

Family Dentistry: Preventative Dental Services

We recommend that you visit us at least twice a year for a regular check-up. Regular check-ups will prevent small problems from becoming bigger, more difficult and expensive to treat.

Preventative check-ups include the following procedures:

Professional Dental Cleaning (Oral Prophylaxis)

A professional teeth cleaning removes plaque and tartar that brushing and flossing at home won’t handle. Removing the build-up of plaque and tartar helps to prevent tooth decay, gum disease and bad breath.

During your exam, X-rays may be used by one of our dental hygienists to look for any signs of tooth decay. Next, deposits on the teeth will be removed using ultrasonic dental cleaning. Fluoride will be applied and your teeth polished to give you a gleaming smile.

One of our dentists will review your X-rays and also check for any dental problems with a thorough oral exam, including oral cancer screening. The goal of oral cancer screening is to identify mouth cancer early if it exists. Our dentist will discuss any treatment plans they feel are needed.

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Children’s Dental Health

We support the American Dental Associations recommendation to see a Dentist as a child gets their very first tooth. Initially, dental visits are mostly informative in nature, but even at this early age, dental professionals help to establish a proper oral care routine that can last a lifetime.

Children are extremely vulnerable to dental problems and have special needs when it comes to their teeth. Fluoride or dental sealants are often applied during exams to strengthen teeth and help prevent tooth decay.

We love working with children and take special care to ensure their visit is a positive experience.

Haven’t Been to a Dentist for Awhile?

Occasionally we’ll see patients who haven’t been to see a dentist in a few years. They may experience a buildup of plaque and calculus that has started to embed itself in and around the gums and between the teeth. This buildup of plaque results in gum tissue that is extremely inflamed and swollen and the buildup needs to be removed before the hygienist can complete a semi-annual dental cleaning.

Family Dentistry: Dental Restoration Services

As a result of the way a tooth developments or through trauma-related defects, teeth may need restoration if decayed, chipped, cracked, discolored or missing. Many times, the health of you mouth improves when a restoration is completed. There are typically several options available depending on your need. Our dentists will discuss the options available and create a treatment plan, if needed.

Composite Fillings

Composite fillings are done using tooth-colored resins designed to restore the surface of front and back teeth. Many people prefer these because they’re hard to notice when in their mouth.

Same Day Crowns

Crowns are a type of restoration covering the entire portion of a tooth that has been damaged, chipped, cracked or, according to the American Dental Association (ADA) Mouth Healthy site, subject to extensive restoration that threatens the rest of the tooth. Traditional treatments of crowns are effective, but can take several visits to complete. We’ve invested in technology to that produce the same gorgeous, high-quality crowns as traditional methods in just one day.

What if a tooth restoration can’t save your tooth? Solutions include options that stay in your mouth and others providing denture solutions that must be removed and cared for separately from your mouth:

Dental Implants

If a tooth cannot be saved, a dental implant provides the ‘root’ to a new permanent tooth. When dental implants are placed in your jawbone, they bond with your natural bone and provide a sturdy base for supporting one or more crowns.

Dental Bridge

A dental bridge provides a fixed solution (not removable) that literally bridges a gap created by one or more missing teeth. This bridge is made up of two or more crowns for the missing teeth and attaches to teeth on either side of the gap.

Dental Implant vs. Dental Bridge?

Very often dental implants are ideal but numerous factors will need to be considered. Dental implants are great options because just the individual tooth is replaced without having to modify the neighboring teeth for a result that is stronger and permanent. However, if a tooth has been missing for awhile, there may not be enough bone present to support an implant. In this case, a dental bridge could be the best option. Dental bridges, a solution that will likely last between 10 and 20 years, may also be considered if adjacent teeth have large fillings or need crowns. If cared for properly, an implant can last 40 years or longer.

Dentures

A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissues. Two types of dentures are available — complete and partial dentures. Complete dentures are used when all the teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain.

Family Dentistry: Oral Surgery

Tooth Extractions

Typically, a tooth is pulled when it is too badly damaged to be repaired or teeth are found to be over-crowded when preparing for dental braces.

Nothing conveys the good health of your family like a clean, white, healthy smile. As a full-service dental office, Jeffrey Dental Clinic provides you with not only a range of general, family, implant and cosmetic dental services but also a convenient location, comfortable & friendly service, in-network insurance and a dental savings plan for those without insurance.

We’re currently able to take new patients. Just let us know how we can help you by sending us an email with the convenient form below or by giving us a call at (850) 678-4151.

Jeffrey Dental Clinic - Serving Niceville, Valp & Eglin AFB