Family Dentist

Welcome to our family dentistry

Most people don’t realize that children’s dental needs are often separate and different from adults’ dental needs. Children often suffer from dental problems due to the transition from baby teeth to permanent teeth, dental caries, and other unique dental issues. Children need specialized pediatric dentists who understand their unique dental needs.

Besides their physiological dental needs, pediatric dentists must also have specialized training in caring for children and teenagers.

Parents often have to find specialized pediatric dentists for their children and regular dentists for themselves. Splitting the family’s dentists leads to considerable scheduling problems and inconveniences. That is why, for your convenience, we provide a family dentist in Bakersfield to service all your loved ones.

Valley Grace Dental has an exceptional dental team with specialized pediatric dentists and general dentists, allowing you to address your entire family’s dental needs at the same center. We also track your family’s dental care collectively to identify potential genetic risk factors for dental problems. We help you and your family maintain optimal oral health for a lifetime.

Benefits of Family Dentistry:

Collective Dental Record

At Valley Grace Dental, you can ask us to maintain a collective family dental record. With a collective dental record, we can observe the family members’ dental histories to identify potential risk factors for dental problems. Identifying risk factors allows us to proactively identify certain dental problems before they adversely affect your overall oral health.


The biggest advantage of choosing a family dentistry clinic is that you don’t have to go to different dental clinics at different times. The whole family can visit the same dental clinic for each members’ individual dental needs. You can also schedule the entire family’s exams and teeth cleanings to get it done in a single visit, saving considerable time, money, and energy.

Preventative Dental Care

The dental team at Valley Grace Dental takes a proactive rather than reactive approach to dental care. Instead of waiting for symptoms to appear, we proactively look for the slightest dental anomalies to address the problems at the earliest stage possible. As such, we help you and your family maintain perfect oral health without suffering from severe dental problems or complications.


Going to different dental clinics for each family member is often more expensive than going to a single clinic. Most dental clinics have specific family care plans that lower the overall cost of preventative services for the entire family. As such, seeking family dentistry services can help you save a lot in the long run.

Specialized Pediatric Care

Valley Grace Dental has a team of exceptional family dentists in Bakersfield specializing in various aspects of dentistry, including pediatric care. Besides having the necessary accreditations, our dentists are incredibly kind, compassionate and understand how to communicate with children to ensure they listen. We help your children develop healthy oral hygiene habits to ensure they carry a flawless set of teeth into their adult lives.

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Family Dentistry FAQs:

How important are baby teeth?

Parents often assume that baby teeth aren’t important because they’re destined to fall away anyway. However, just because they’re going to fall out doesn’t mean they can be ignored. Besides helping your children speak and eat correctly, baby teeth prepare your children’s dental anatomy for the permanent teeth. If they fall out too soon or suffer from severe dental problems, your child may eventually suffer from impacted permanent teeth, misalignment, overcrowding, etc. As such, you must care for your children’s baby teeth as if they’re their only teeth.

How important are professional teeth cleaning for adults?

The importance of professional teeth cleaning, for adults and children alike, cannot be overstated. No matter how well you brush and floss, you can’t remove all the food particles stuck between your teeth. Over time, the accumulated food particles may lead to plaque and tartar, increasing the risk of bacterial decay. Professional teeth cleaning removes the accumulated plaque and tartar from your teeth, preventing bacterial infections and other dental problems.

How do I maintain optimal oral health between dental visits?

Between your dental visit, you must maintain optimal oral health by brushing at least twice a day, flossing regularly, rinsing your mouth regularly with an antibacterial mouthwash, and avoiding excessive consumption of sweets and fizzy drinks. Contact us for more information, or if you have any other questions about dentistry for your family.