Family Dentistry

Family Dentistry Builds Relationships Enhancing Preventative Dental Care

Dr. Palafox in Fresno is committed to family dentistry, which means he is committed to the dental health of the whole family; providing care for everyone from age 5 all the way to senior citizens. He understands the different dental needs particular to each age group, and he can communicate on a level that even his youngest patients will understand.

Treating the whole family is important because the needs of children vary tremendously from the needs of teens, adults and seniors. An effective family dental practice must be able to address the full age range and make each patient feel comfortable no matter what their age. To that end, when a patient visits our office in Fresno for the first time, they will receive a tour of the facilities in order to help promote a stress free visit.

Educating the Family

Dr. Palafox loves to educate patients of all ages about their dental health and treatment procedures. He uses simple language and laymen’s terms so that everyone can understand. He does not believe in rushing his patients out the door, so more time is spent with them answering all questions clearly.
He wants to work with his patients and involve them in the decision-making process, so he won’t push someone into a procedure they don’t really need. Before a decision is made, he will provide clear information, including photos, to help understand process and long-term benefits.

Family Dentistry Paying Close Attention to Fresno Children

Dr. Palafox wants a child’s visit to the dentist to be a positive experience, free from anxiety, so he provides plenty of age-appropriate reading material in the waiting room, as well as a treasure box of small toy rewards for the end of the visit. This gives children something to look forward to each time they come to an appointment.

Focus on Preventative Dental Care

Family dentistry is committed to preventative dentistry, helping people perfect oral hygiene practices so teeth remain healthy and strong; but it also address an array of oral health problems for people of all ages. If teeth are decayed, damaged, crooked or missing, there are a range of treatment options, including fillings, crowns and bridges, inlays and onlays, and dental implants. Preventative gum disease is also an important factor. Care must be taken to keep gums healthy too.

For people who feel stressed out visiting the dentist, Dr. Palafox in Fresno offers sedation dentistry, which uses oral conscious sedation to help people relax. He wants all of his patients, whatever their age or condition, to feel comfortable and relaxed each and every time they visit his office. Feel free to contact him with any questions you might have, or browse the website, which contains a wealth of information about dental procedures.

If you live in or around Fresno and you are looking for a family dental practice to care for the whole family, contact Dr. Palafox to schedule an appointment