Family Dentistry

Extended family in living room smiling

Why a family dentist? A dentist who engages in a family practice is simply a general dentist who covers most of the usual, general dental care needs of our patients of all ages. The only difference between a general dentist and a family dentist is that a general dentist may offer services to adults only. We offer a dental home for every member of your family so that all of your needs can be taken care of in one place. From general preventive dentistry procedures such as cleanings and checkups to more complicated procedures such as implant restorations or dentures, we have the skills and experience you’re seeking. We are committed to staying abreast of developments in dental technique and technology, so you know you’re getting up-to-the-minute treatments and amenities at our office. Because we treat patients of all ages, we consequently offer a wide range of services to cover many stages of life and the resulting dental care needs.

General Dentistry for the Whole Family

Children’s Dentistry

Treating younger patients is very important to us. We recognize the special requirements and responsibilities of treating our younger patients. We know that parents do not entrust the care of their children to anyone without careful consideration, and we will do everything in our power to reinforce that trust with you and with your child. The way youngsters feel about visiting the dentist can affect their life-long dental health. We strive to provide an environment that is stress free and comfortable in order to help your child build great dental care habits. Regular checkups and cleanings and preventive procedures such as sealants and fluoride treatments make our practice well suited for all the children in your life. We provide our young patients with education about brushing and flossing, as well as proper eating habits, and of course we always answer any questions you or your child may have. Using a family dentist also provides continuity of care as your child grows and matures beyond the need for pediatric care.

Adolescent and adult care

Adolescents and adults benefit from services designed to help preserve, restore, and beautify your teeth. Maintaining regular cleanings and checkups will help us to spot problems before they become difficult to repair. We all know it’s much easier to prevent problems than it is to fix them when they occur. However, sometimes even diligent dental care is not enough to prevent everything that could go wrong and you may find yourself in need of restorative dentistry. Rest assured that Canyon Vista Dental is up to the task. Whether you need a tooth-colored composite resin filling, a bridge or crown, or even a dental implant restoration, we have you covered.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Many patients come to us with the goal of creating a more beautiful smile, and we’re happy to tell them that we offer many cosmetic dentistry procedures at Canyon Vista Dental. From the minimally invasive in-office Zoom! Teeth whitening method to the more involved and comprehensive treatment of porcelain veneers, we have the ability to give you that movie star smile you’ve always wanted.

Mature patient care

As we age, our dental care needs can change somewhat. We may need to do more to monitor gum health and the development of periodontal pockets. Sometimes this leads to more frequent cleanings or root planing and scaling. Long term habits like tobacco use can start to take their toll on your oral health, and not just by discoloring your teeth. Oral cancer screenings are important for patients of all ages, but especially so for long time tobacco users. Teeth may chip or crack more than a young person’s teeth, and you may lose teeth and require prosthetics such as dental implants or dentures. We are here to help preserve and protect your dental health at all stages.

Why choose a family dentist?

Perhaps the most obvious benefit of choosing a family practice is pretty simple-it works for everyone in the family. No more shopping around for pediatric dentists or cosmetic dentistry specialists-we do it all. Dr. Schofield takes her time to get to know each family and patient individually in order to develop a personal relationship with everyone who comes to her for care. This attention to patient care at a family practice equals unsurpassed quality and comfort for you and your family. Dr. Schofield is a woman you can trust to be gentle and kind, yet thorough with your care. We look forward to showing you the difference this can make in your dental health care, especially if you have had dental anxiety in the past. Call us at (801) 756-7129 to schedule an appointment.