General Dentistry

Brown Family Dentistry is a full-service, patient-centered dental practice that serves patients of all ages from Fort Worth and the surrounding areas. Our team is here to help you achieve and maintain vibrant oral health through checkups and cleanings, restorations, periodontal therapy, and prosthetics. Additionally, we offer treatment for dental emergencies such as infected teeth, knocked out or broken teeth, and loose or failing restorations.

Our mission is to provide the highest quality care from a serene and welcoming environment. If it’s been awhile since your last checkup or if you’re in need of a dentist, call Brown Family Dentistry today to reserve an appointment.

Checkups and Cleanings

Having routine checkups and cleanings lays a foundation for good oral health. Dental checkups are more thorough than you might realize. A checkup involves many things beyond looking for signs of tooth decay. During checkups, patients are screened for periodontal disease and oral cancer, the health of teeth and bones is evaluated by reviewing diagnostic imagery, and the integrity of existing restorations and prosthetics are examined as well.

Receiving dental checkups is not physically uncomfortable. Moreover, keeping appointments for dental examinations is cost-effective because it increases the likelihood that a person will benefit from early detection. Detecting oral disease as soon as possible helps save vital oral tissue from destruction, time spent in the dental chair for treatment, and money associated with more invasive treatment options for common dental issues.

Like checkups, cleanings help alert our team to issues that might affect the health of teeth and gums. Cleanings also provide preventive benefits by removing irritating substances that accumulate on teeth and along the gum line. For instance, having two cleanings per year can prevent the development and progression of gum disease. Those who develop advanced gum disease and do not receive professional treatment often require more invasive treatments including surgery as the disease progresses. Since gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss among adults and contributes to an array of oral health complications, it is very important that patients keep their appointments for checkups and cleanings.

Dental Emergencies

Our team at Brown Family Dentistry hopes that you never find yourself in an emergency situation with your oral health. Unfortunately, accidents aren’t always preventable and when dental emergencies arise, our staff is here to help our guests reclaim their comfort and quality of life. Common dental emergencies we treat include knocked out teeth, broken teeth, toothaches, sudden onset of orofacial pain, and failing restorations and prosthetics.

If you have a dental emergency, be sure to call our practice as soon as possible. When calling, our front desk team will ask questions about the nature of your injury and/or your symptoms. Information about your situation allows us to prepare for your visit. Our team might be able to give tips to help manage symptoms until you can get to our office.

Common General Dentistry Questions

Why should I go to the dentist regularly?

You should visit the dentist regularly to protect your oral health and wellbeing. Many oral health problems are asymptomatic. This means that conditions capable of damaging vital oral tissue can begin and progress without noticeable symptoms in the beginning. In many cases, patients who wait to visit the dentist when they notice symptoms have advanced dental disease or permanent damage to teeth, gums, and bone. Visiting the dentist on a routine basis for checkups and cleanings helps prevent common oral conditions and greatly improves the likelihood that potential issues are detected as early as possible. Early detection of disease saves patients time in the dental chair as well as money.

How often should I brush and floss?

Brushing and flossing is your daily defense against the development of irritating substances like plaque and tartar. You should brush your teeth at least twice a day. Each brushing should last for two minutes and people should brush their teeth with ADA-approved toothpaste and toothbrushes. Flossing is necessary for cleaning along the gum line and between teeth where a toothbrush cannot reach. You should floss your teeth once per day, every day.

What if I have a dental emergency?

If you have a dental emergency, call Brown Family Dentistry as soon as you can. When calling, be sure to explain the nature of your injury and/or symptoms. It is important to provide detailed information so that our team can begin preparing for your visit. In the case of dental emergencies, our practice offers same-day and next-day appointments.

How often should I have a cleaning?

Receiving routine dental cleanings helps prevent problematic conditions like dental caries and gum disease. You should have a professional dental cleaning twice a year, with your appointments spaced apart by approximately six months. Since it is impossible to keep our mouths completely clean with oral hygiene at home, cleanings are necessary for removing hardened debris on teeth, around the gum line, and in between teeth. Receiving dental cleanings is a non-invasive method for preventing destructive oral health conditions.