Healthy Smiles For Patients Of All Ages
Family Dentistry in Providence
At the office of Light, Conforti and Zarrella DMDs, we offer services for the whole family, from infants to grandparents. At every appointment, you can trust that you’ll receive informative, conservative care and that our team will communicate the details of any diagnosis and treatment in a way that you will understand and appreciate. We tailor each appointment to your specific needs, and we strive to develop personal relationships with all of our patients and their families.
What To Expect
At Your First Appointment
The details of an initial appointment at Light, Conforti and Zarrella DMDs will vary depending on the age of the patient. For younger children who don’t have all of their primary teeth, our team will perform a gentle examination and cleaning, and make sure oral development is on the right track. For older patients who have all of their permanent teeth, a standard cleaning and examination will be performed, and we will check your mouth for signs of issues like gum disease, cavities, and oral cancer. We may also suggest x-rays to ensure that every small issue is inspected with the proper diagnostic tools.
Efficient, Convenient Imaging
Modern dental technology makes even routine appointments more convenient and comfortable. Digital x-rays allow us to take highly detailed, accurate images of your teeth, gums, and oral tissue within seconds. This results in less exposure to radiation, and it also means that you’ll spend less time in the dentist’s chair.
Preserve Your Smile
Hygiene & Cleanings
Regular six-month teeth cleanings are critical for the health of your mouth. With our high-powered brushes and professional-grade tools, our team is able to remove plaque and tartar that you can’t reach with brushing and flossing alone. Schedule your next appointment today to ensure that you maintain optimal dental health!
Reverse Tooth Decay
Minor cases of decay result in “soft spots” in your tooth enamel. If left untreated, these can turn into full-blown cavities. Fluoride treatments help rebuild and strengthen the outer layer of your enamel, preventing cavities and saving you from restorative treatment to correct the issue later down the road.
Keep Little Smiles Healthy
According to the American Dental Association, you should bring your child in for their first dental appointment when they turn one year old or when their first tooth erupts, whichever comes first. Routine appointments from a young age will help us track their oral development and ensure that their smiles stay in great shape.
Protect Teeth from Cavities
This treatment is fast and completely non-invasive. During the procedure, one of our dentists will apply a special type of liquid dental resin onto your rear molars. The liquid quickly hardens and creates a strong, clear barrier that protects your teeth from direct contact with acid, oral bacteria, and food debris. In turn, this helps prevent cavities from forming on teeth that are particularly susceptible to this common issue.
Prevent and Reverse Gum Disease
Gum disease is a common issue in America, affecting about half of adults in the country. Periodontal disease occurs when bacteria begin to infect the gums, attacking the tissue and jawbone. The most common form of gum disease is called “gingivitis”, and symptoms include bleeding when brushing and flossing, bad breath, increased tooth sensitivity, and inflamed or dark gums. We offer expert care like deep cleanings (also called scaling and root planing) and antibiotic treatments to halt and reverse this common disease.
Schedule Your Next Visit
For Family Dentistry In Providence
At the office of Light, Conforti and Zarrella we treat your family just as we would our own. That means we will only suggest necessary treatments, and our approach is always communicative and comforting. We want you to understand all aspects of your dental health, so we focus on education and prevention to help you take charge of your oral care and make the best decisions for you and your family. Give us a call at (401) 351-0072, or come to our office at 189 Waterman Street, Providence, RI 02906 to schedule an appointment.