Family Dentistry Specialist

Dental After Hours

David Flynn, DDS

Dentist located in Bountiful, UT

Whether you’re looking for improved continuity of care or simply want to save yourself from having to make appointments at multiple dental offices, having a family dentist is a great idea. David Flynn, DDS, is passionate about offering the best care in family dentistry for his patients at Dental After Hours in Bountiful, Utah. To learn more about how Dr. Flynn can improve the smiles of you and your loved ones, schedule a visit today by calling the office or booking online.

Family Dentistry Q & A

What is family dentistry?

Family dentistry is aimed toward providing convenient and continuous dental care for you and your entire family. Having a dedicated dentist for your entire family improves your dental care in a number of ways, including: 

  • Saving you trips back and forth to different dental offices
  • Giving Dr. Flynn a hands-on awareness of your family’s dental history
  • Fostering a more personalized relationship with Dr. Flynn

Whether it’s more complex procedures like restorations and root canals, or just a routine dental cleaning and exam, Dental After Hours offers exceptional family dentistry.

What is a routine dental exam and cleaning?

A routine cleaning and exam is the hallmark of good, preventive dentistry. No matter how diligent you are about brushing and flossing at home, you still need to see Dr. Flynn for regular cleanings to remove tartar buildup and keep your smile healthy. 

Cleanings and exams also give Dr. Flynn the opportunity to periodically check in with your oral health and keep on the lookout for signs of complications. 

Some conditions, like gum disease, can develop without you even realizing it, which is why it’s so important to have a professional regularly check on your smile.

What happens during a routine exam and cleaning?

First, Dr. Flynn or a hygienist conducts a visual inspection of your mouth, looking at your teeth and oral tissues for any abnormalities, like cavities, decay, or gum disease. If they notice a cause for concern, they might order X-rays to get a better look at your smile. 

After the visual inspection, Dr. Flynn or his hygienist administers your cleaning. They use special tools that enable them to remove the hardened plaque (or tartar) that causes tooth decay and gum disease. 

You can’t get rid of tartar with at-home methods like brushing and flossing, which is why a routine cleaning is so important for your oral health.

Next, they give your teeth a deep brushing with a high-powered brush and professional polishing toothpaste, and finish your cleaning with a professional flossing, leaving you with a beautifully rejuvenated smile.

How often should my family get dental exams and cleanings?

Most patients need two cleanings per year. Depending on the condition of your smile, though, you might need more. 

Patients with gum disease, for example, might require more frequent cleanings until their condition subsides. Dr. Flynn can work with you and your family to determine a cleaning schedule that’s best suited for everybody’s particular dental needs.

Keep your family’s smiles happy and healthy today by scheduling a family dentistry appointment with Dental After Hours. You can book your visit by phone or online.