Family Dentistry

From your baby’s first tooth to older adults needing dentures, everyone in your family can get the comprehensive dental care they need from a family dentist. Thanh Lam DDS, FAGD at North Rockville Dental has extensive training and years of experience working with patients of all ages, and his gentle approach to dentistry reassures even the most anxious patients. To schedule an appointment, call the office in Rockville, Maryland, or book an appointment online.

Family Dentistry Q & A

What are the benefits of family dentistry?

Family dentistry simplifies dental care, giving you one central location where everyone in the family receives all their dental care. Having the family come in for checkups together also reassures younger children and helps them learn good dental habits.

The families treated at North Rockville Dental value the continuity of staying with the same dentist over the years.

When Dr. Lam provides dental care for the entire family, he learns their history, can screen for dental problems that tend to run in families, and recommend early treatment to prevent problems.

When should my children visit the dentist?

Your child’s dental care should begin within six months after their first tooth erupts, or by the age of one year.

At this early stage, Dr. Lam carefully evaluates your baby’s mouth, often while the baby is sitting on your lap, but usually without the full dental checkup normal for older children. You’ll also have plenty of time to ask questions and learn about dental care for your baby.

Most children have 20 teeth by the time they’re three, which is when it’s important to give them a full dental exam to be sure their teeth are healthy and growing properly.

During their first appointment, Dr. Lam strives to help children and their parents become comfortable with the dental environment and to teach them about basic dental care.

The team at North Rockville Dental goes slowly, focusing on making a connection with your child and using a gentle approach that helps children relax and let go of fear and anxiety. The most important part of your child’s first visits to see us is that they have a good experience. 

Which family dental services are available?

Preventive dental care is the key to maintaining healthy teeth for all members of your family. Everyone, from the youngest to the oldest, should have a routine checkup and teeth cleaning every six months.

With routine exams, Dr. Lam catches and treats problems at an early stage before they cause symptoms like pain and sensitivity.

At North Rockville Dental, your family receives comprehensive general and cosmetic dental care. Dr. Lam takes a conservative approach to dentistry, providing the appropriate service to maintain your dental health without overtreating.

These are a few examples of the services available:

  • Sealants for children
  • Composite fillings
  • Invisalign
  • Dental implants
  • Cosmetic procedures (crowns, veneers, teeth whitening)
  • Root canal therapy
  • Partial and complete dentures
  • Emergency dental care

If you’re searching for a compassionate, gentle, and conservative dentist who can care for your entire family, call North Rockville Dental or book an appointment online.

Samantha W

"Normally, I do not like going to the dentist, but for the first time in life, I look forward to my next appointment."

Samantha W.

James C

"I had a great experience here... Dr. Lam was really great - friendly, knowledgeable and efficient. Would highly recommend."

James C.

Cassie W

"I actually look forward to my dental appointments now! I smile when I come in (even when it's for a less-fun reason) - and I smile when I leave. Good people."

Cassie W.

Zoe H

"I appreciate how quick I'm seen in the office and how awesome and helpful ALL of the staff that work there are!"

Zoe H.

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