General & Family Dentistry

We Walk Hand in Hand Towards Beautiful Smiles With Our Expert Family Dentists

Ensuring your smile is healthy and strong requires various steps, from brushing to flossing. However, there are other steps to ensure your smile stays healthy. General and family dentistry is an excellent form of dental care for everyone of all ages. Our excellent dentists at DePalma Family Dentistry in Denton, Texas, offer general and family dentistry to help all our patients with preventative care and maintenance.

What is General and Family Dentistry?

General and family dentistry encompasses a broad range of dental services focused on maintaining overall oral health for patients of all ages. General dentists are primary dental care providers who diagnose, treat, and manage various dental conditions, including routine cleanings, fillings, extractions, and preventive treatments like fluoride applications and sealants. Family dentistry specifically caters to patients across generations, emphasizing preventive care, early detection of dental issues, and educating families on proper oral hygiene practices. General and family dentists, like Dr. Tim DePalma and Dr. Marissa Garcia, play a vital role in ensuring the long-term oral health and well-being of individuals and their families by addressing a wide array of dental needs and promoting regular dental check-ups for everyone in the family.

Our General and Family Dentistry Procedures

General and family dentistry includes several procedures to help you keep healthy teeth and gums. These procedures include:
Regular dental check-ups are integral to maintaining oral health. They allow for early detection of potential problems such as cavities, gum disease, or oral cancer, ensuring prompt treatment and prevention of further issues.
Dental cleanings, performed by professional hygienists, involve the removal of plaque and tartar that brushing and flossing at home might miss. These cleanings prevent tooth decay and gum diseases, and they also keep your teeth looking their best.
Fillings are a standard dental procedure that involves filling cavities in your teeth. Cavities are caused by bacteria that create acid that erodes the enamel of your teeth. If left untreated, cavities can cause pain, sensitivity, and even tooth loss. Fillings are a simple procedure that fills the hole left by the cavity to prevent further decay and restore the tooth’s function.
General and family dentistry can do procedures from restorative dentistry, helping patients restore their smiles. Restorative dentistry encompasses treatments designed to repair or replace damaged or decayed teeth. Restorative treatments at our office include crowns, bridges, and implants. The goal of restorative dentistry is to preserve natural teeth as much as possible, improving oral health and enhancing the smile’s function.
Cosmetic dentistry focuses on improving the appearance of one’s teeth and smile. Procedures can range from teeth whitening and veneers to orthodontics and complete smile makeovers. Although primarily focused on aesthetics, cosmetic dentistry can benefit oral health by fixing alignment issues or replacing missing teeth.

The Importance of General and Family Dentistry

The importance of general and family dentistry cannot be overstated.

Preventive Care:

Regular visits to a family dentist can help in the early detection and prevention of oral health issues like cavities and gum diseases. Poor oral health is linked to a host of health problems, such as heart disease and diabetes. So, it is vital to ensure proper oral health and visit your dentist every six months.


Family dentistry caters to the dental needs of all family members, irrespective of their age. With the convenience of family dentistry, you can schedule fewer appointments and don't have to go to so many specialists.

Consistent Treatment:

Family dentists are better positioned to track your dental history and provide constant care over the years.

Education and Updates:

Family dentists provide education on good oral hygiene habits and keep you updated on the latest in dental health.

Trust and Comfort:

Establishing a long-term relationship with a family dentist can foster an environment of trust and comfort, reducing anxiety about dental visits.

Regular Dental Visits:

Regular dental care can help prevent these health issues by catching dental problems early and providing timely treatment. Moreover, good oral health can prevent gum disease linked to premature labor, low birth weights, and other complications in pregnant women.

Your General and Family Dentist

in Denton, TX

Taking care of your teeth is essential, and with general and family dentistry, you can help yourself and your family. With various preventative measures to care for your teeth and gums, Dr. Tim DePalma and Dr. Marissa Garcia will ensure comfortable care throughout your treatment at our office. By making general and family dentistry a part of your routine healthcare, you can ensure that your smile remains healthy, bright, and beautiful for years to come.

Please schedule an appointment with us today!

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