At the dental practice of Dr. Alan Dechter and Dr. Matthew Moy, we understand that each patient is different and has unique needs. We work with each patient on an individual basis to help them achieve optimal dental health and maintain it. As a full service dental office, we can address all your dental needs under one roof. We offer custom dental treatment plans for patients with dental concerns or who want a smile makeover. General dentistry is, however, the foundation of this practice to ensure our patients have a healthy smile for a lifetime.
Family Dental Practice
As a family dentist office, we see patients of all ages. We can treat your entire family in one convenient office location saving you the hassle of driving to multiple offices. Our friendly office staff will work with you and your schedule to make sure we can see everyone in your family in one trip to our Wheaton, MD area dentist office.
We recommend you bring your children in for their first visit when their primary teeth begin to erupt or by age one. Early dentist visits for children are very important. They allow us to spot major dental issues early on that can affect their speech or oral development. Most importantly, they will allow us to gain your child’s trust and become acclimated to a dental office setting. We will do our best to make sure your child is comfortable and do all we can to minimize anxious feelings. At these visits, we will also educate you and your child about healthy oral hygiene habits.
The Importance of General Dentistry
As a general dentist office, our job is to make sure your teeth and gums are healthy. Visiting us at least twice a year is the best way to achieve this and maintain a healthy smile. At each visit we will clean and polish your teeth, perform a thorough dental exam, and take x-rays when necessary. If a dental problem is found, we can treat it early before it gets worse and when treatment is least invasive. A common issue we often see is tooth decay (tooth cavity). If caught early, we can perform a simple tooth filling to fix it and prevent further decay. If the decay is significant, it may require a root canal or even a tooth extraction.
In between your routine visits to our Wheaton, MD dentist office, we encourage you to stick to a strict oral hygiene routine. This includes brushing your teeth after meals or at least twice a day, flossing daily to remove food stuck in between teeth, and using mouthwash once or twice a day. In doing this and visiting our office every six months, you have the best chance at achieving optimal dental health.
Not everyone is blessed with perfect oral health. Some people have neglected their teeth for years and some have suffered injury or trauma. Whatever the cause, we offer many restorative dental treatments to help our patients regain the health and function of their teeth and gums. We are a no judgement dental practice and our dentists want our patients to feel comfortable coming to us for help. After an exam, we will create a treatment plan to help you regain your oral health. The restorative treatments we offer include:
We also offer several treatments for patients who just want a prettier smile. Cosmetic dentistry can achieve everything from smile enhancement to smile transformation, depending on your goals. We have treatment options for changing the color, shape and overall appearance of your smile. These treatments include: