General Family Dentistry for Jacksonville, Florida

We offer the basics of preventive dental care and so much more at West Dentistry.

Routine dental visits, at least twice a year, are vitally important to maintaining good dental health, and West Dentistry offers the most effective approaches to helping patients prevent serious dental problems. Our general family dentistry care is thorough; we are in the position of being able to notice possibly serious dental issues before even you might notice.

For all new patients, our first step in your general family dentistry care is a comprehensive new patient exam. During this exam, we gather essential information about your current dental care habits, then check for any signs of cavities or gum disease. If not treated promptly, these problems could lead to more expensive treatments later on, and even contribute to serious health problems. Next, we talk with you about how to maintain, improve, or correct any problems we might find, including offering you tailored education about home dental hygiene. For example, there is a right way and a wrong way to brush your teeth, and we want you to know the right way.

With every general family dentistry visit, we perform an oral cancer screening, and we’ll perform professional cleanings to prevent oral health problems. Once a year, we’ll perform dental X-rays to check for signs of bite shifting. For those with chronic cavities, we can provide dental sealants, and we may suggest changes in nutrition. If you grind your teeth, we can custom-fit a nightguard. All of these things work together to make your general family dentistry care at West Dentistry effective.

TMJ Nightguards

One thing we take very seriously at our Jacksonville dental office is TMJ dysfunction. One of the most common causes of chronic pain related to TMJ dysfunction and damage to teeth is clenching and/or teeth grinding during sleep. We can design a custom nightguard and have it fabricated at a top quality dental lab just for you. A nightguard protects your teeth from the ill effects of clenching and grinding, and it can help reduce the pressure on your TMJ (temporomandibular joints). To learn more about our treatment of TMJ dysfunction, check out our neuromuscular dentistry page.

We do see children at our Jacksonville general family dentistry practice, providing dental sealants and fluoride treatments to help protect their sensitive teeth from cavities. We want to make sure that we start your child off on the right track with education about oral hygiene.

Our general family dentistry services include:

Contact West Dentistry to make an appointment with Dr. Jacqueline West. Our Jacksonville dental office serves Riverside, Avondale, and Ortega, providing general family dentistry that you and your family can rely on.