General Family Dentistry

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General and family dentistry refers to the recommended and routine preventative practices and procedures performed by your dentist and their team. These dental practices and procedures are likely familiar if you’ve regularly visited your dentist, like Dr. Tate at Route 66 Smiles Family Dentistry. Some of these dental services include bi-annual cleanings, dental exams, and even cavity fillings. Route 66 Smiles Family Dentistry is a family-friendly dentist well-versed in putting all our patients at ease, from children to adults.

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Our General Dental Services
at Route 66 Smiles Family Dentistry

Dental Cleanings & Exams

Dental cleanings and exams make up the backbone of any worthwhile oral health plan, allowing our dental team to watch your dental developments closely.


Route 66 Smiles Family Dentistry offers amalgam and composite fillings depending on our patient’s unique dental needs and health circumstances.


Dr. Tate may recommend extracting teeth for several reasons, such as severe decay, advanced periodontal disease, broken beyond repair, or poor positioning in the mouth.

Non-Surgical Root Canals

A root canal is one of the most common dental procedures performed, with north of 14 million performed annually. This simple treatment can save your natural teeth and prevent the need for dental implants or bridges.

Setting Expectations:
Your Child’s First Visit

A general rule of thumb for your children’s first dental visit is to schedule dental appointments regularly after their first tooth appears. The first dental visit is usually short and involves very little treatment. We may ask you to sit in the dental chair and hold your child during the examination. Our Route 66 Smiles Family Dentistry team may ask parents or guardians to wait in the reception area during part of the visit, promoting a relationship to form between your child and your dentist.

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Dental Cleanings
& and Exams for Kids

We will gently examine your child’s teeth and gums, ensuring they’re comfortable throughout the appointment. We may take X-rays to reveal decay and check on the progress of your child’s permanent teeth under the gums. It’s also common to clean your child’s teeth and apply topical fluoride to help protect the teeth against decay. We will make sure your child is receiving adequate fluoride at home. Most importantly, we will review how to clean and care for your child’s teeth.

First-Time Tips for Children
Who Are Nervous, Scared, or Unsure

  • Take your child for a preview of the office.
  • Read books with them about going to the dentist.
  • Review what the dentist will do during their first visit.
  • Speak positively about your own dental experiences.
  • Suggest a schedule for regular dental visits.
  • Normalize going to the dentist as a healthy and important activity.

Where Beautiful
Smiles Begin

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We serve the entire family, so whether you’re looking for a dentist for yourself, your child, or both, we’re ready and able to see you!

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