Family Dentistry

Compassionate Family Dentistry in Mitchell & Huron

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The smile of each of your family members is unique and precious, and you know it's important to protect their oral health. At the dental practice of Timothy M. Drake, DDS, MAGD, we offer the wide range of services your family needs to enjoy a lifetime of healthy, beautiful smiles.

We are proud to serve the residents of Mitchell, Parkston, Huron, and the surrounding areas. Our dentist combines decades of experience, continued education, and a gentle chairside manner to provide the quality dental care you deserve.

When you're looking for a family dentist, it's important to know where to turn. You can rely on our friendly team to look after the oral health of your family. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.


What Is Family Dentistry?

Family dentistry encompasses the services and treatments that are needed to safeguard your oral health through every age and stage of life. Our dental practice welcomes infants as soon as their first tooth appears through seniors enjoying their golden years. You can trust that we will treat you and your family respectfully and only recommend treatments they need to protect their smiles.

Dental Care for Children and Teens

As an infant's milk teeth erupt, their smile begins to develop. We offer the gentle dental care your child needs to protect their oral health. Our team provides helpful tips, discusses the impacts of thumb-sucking, and insights to boost your confidence in caring for their teeth until they're old enough to start brushing on their own.

As children mature and their bite develops, it's important to develop their daily oral hygiene routine. We offer tooth-colored fillings to maintain the natural aesthetic of their smile and protect your child's oral health.

Monitoring Bite Development

As your child matures and takes on more responsibility, their oral health faces new challenges too. Their permanent teeth erupt, and their bite develops. We carefully monitor your child's bite pattern to determine if they will require any orthodontic treatment. If they do, then we will refer you to a trusted orthodontist.

Our friendly dentist will also evaluate their teeth for signs of bruxism and their jaws for TMJ disorder, which allows us to address the issues early on and protect your child's teeth from grinding and uneven wear. If their case is complex, we will refer them to a specialist.

Dental Services for Adults and Seniors

Adults have their own set of dental needs to keep their smiles full and healthy. If you suffer from a missing or decayed tooth, we offer dental implants to restore the functionality of your bite and the beauty of your smile. We also offer traditional dental restorations, including filings, crowns, and bridges. Should you be suffering from an infection, we also offer root canal therapy to protect and restore the health of your natural tooth.

We believe seniors deserve to enjoy a full, natural smile for as long as possible. That is why we offer scaling and root planing to treat gum disease and protect your teeth and overall oral health. If you suffer from tooth loss or severely compromised teeth, our dental restorations, including implant-supported dentures, are an effective way to renew your ability to eat, speak, and smile confidently.

Family Dental Care FAQs

Our team is passionate about continued education and sharing information. That is why we encourage you to voice your questions and concerns. We are happy to provide the answers you need to make an informed decision regarding your oral health. Here are some of the most common questions we receive about family dental care.

How often should I visit the dentist?

You should visit the dentist twice a year, or every six months. Our dental team performs the necessary services and treatments to protect your oral health. From cleaning stubborn plaque to prevent gum disease to addressing cavities, your biannual dental appointments are necessary to preserve and boost your oral health.

Taking your child to see a dentist at an early age helps to build trust and minimize dental anxiety and fear. Our gentle dentist will see your child as soon as they have their first tooth. We use kid-friendly language and engaging conversation to create a positive experience every time they visit.

Yes. We understand that you and your family are busy, and we will coordinate with you to schedule you and your loved ones in a convenient way.

Gentle Family Dentistry in Mitchell

A healthy smile can boost your confidence and overall quality of life. At the dental practice of Timothy M. Drake, DDS, MAGD, we offer the array of dental treatments you and your family need to achieve optimal oral health. We are excited to meet you and help your family achieve their smile goals. Whether your little one needs a gentle dental cleaning or the senior in your family needs partial dentures, you can rely on our team. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.



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