Family Dentistry in Silver Spring, MD

You love your family's smiles, and you care about protecting them. At the dental practice of Palacios Chen Family Dentistry, we provide family dental care to help you and your loved ones enjoy a lifetime of healthy, beautiful smiles. Our friendly team offers the wide array of treatments your family needs to enjoy great oral health.

We are proud to protect the smiles of the residents of Silver Spring, Takoma Park, Colesville, Bethesda, and the surrounding areas. You can trust that we will treat you with genuine respect and care, regardless of the current state of your dental health.

Our friendly team is excited to meet you and begin a professional and personal relationship built on trust and quality dental care. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.


What Is Family Dentistry?

Family dentistry covers the scope of services necessary to care for the individual members of a family, no matter their age. This is beneficial on many levels, but one of the reasons family dental care is popular is that it allows you and your loved ones to enjoy consistent care from the same team under one roof.

Whether your child needs their biannual checkup, your teen has a cavity that needs to be filled, or a grandparent needs root canal therapy, our team is here for you. We combine years of experience with a compassionate chairside manner to provide quality dental care.

Dental Care for Children

A child has specific dental needs to protect their baby teeth (also called milk teeth) and monitor the development of their bite. Our friendly dental team is well experienced in pediatric dentistry, and we take the time to talk with your little one and help them feel comfortable and welcome in our Silver Spring dental office. We use kid-friendly language to educate your child about proper brushing and flossing techniques. We also offer fluoride treatments and can apply dental sealants to protect their teeth, while patiently answering their questions to create a positive experience.

Dental Care for Teens

Teens often take on more responsibility as they mature, and it's also important for them to develop and maintain a healthy oral hygiene routine to protect their smiles. Our team is passionate about helping young people understand the importance of good oral health and how their daily hygiene habits affect their teeth.

We also know that the teen years are often fueled by their favorite sodas and sugary snacks, leading to cavities and other problems. You can trust that we will discuss the state of your teen's oral health and how their daily choices directly impact them. We also monitor the development of their bite as their adult teeth erupt, and we will refer them to a trusted orthodontist if necessary. Our office also offers sports guards to protect their mouth on the athletic field as well as mouth guards to minimize the impact of teeth grinding at night.

Dental Care for Adults and Seniors

The dental issues that adults and seniors face are unique and multi-faceted. This is why we offer the range of services needed to address the various oral health problems you and your loved ones encounter. We carefully check for signs of gum disease, tooth decay, and chipped or compromised teeth that may fall victim to infection, then craft a treatment plan that is unique to you and your specific needs.

Our practice offers dental crowns, bridges, and dentures to restore the integrity of your bite and your smile. We use a range of materials, including composite, amalgam, and Omnichroma composite, to meet your specific needs and lifestyle.

Family Dentistry FAQs

We encourage you and your family to ask questions and share your thoughts, and we are happy to provide the answers and information you need to make an educated decision regarding your oral health. Here are some of the most common questions our Silver Spring team receive regarding family dental services.

When should I start bringing my child to see the dentist?

It's important to bring your little one to the dentist for regular checkups because baby teeth need quality dental care, just like permanent teeth. We accept children as young as two years old. Visiting our friendly team at an early age also helps your child to develop a healthy and positive view of their dentist appointments.

It is recommended you see our dentist twice a year in order to maintain your overall oral health and allow us to catch and address any problems like cavities or gum disease. We offer family appointments so you and your loved ones can visit us on the same day.

Regardless of age, a good daily oral hygiene routine includes brushing your teeth for approximately two minutes and flossing your teeth twice each day. We also recommend that you use an approved mouthwash to boost your daily dental routine.

Our Gentle Family Dentist in Silver Spring

When a member of your family smiles, you can't help but smile back. At the dental practice of Palacios Chen Family Dentistry, we offer quality dental care to protect the smiles of you and your loved ones. We provide the scope of treatments needed, regardless of your family member's age or the current condition of their oral health. We encourage you to ask questions and share your concerns, and we are happy to provide answers regarding your oral health. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.