Dr. Gioffre and the First State Dental team provide both routine and specialized oral care in a friendly and comfortable environment.
First State Dental is a multi-specialty dental practice focused on providing all family members with the best dental care possible.
We are committed to taking care of your family’s dental cleaning and exams as needed. We offer fluoride treatments for children and take X-rays only when necessary.
For your primary dental care, we provide general diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and management of a wide range of dental conditions, disorders, and diseases that affect the teeth, gums, jaw, and face. We provide the coordination of services related to the oral health needs for patients of all ages so everyone in your entire family can visit our practice.
Family dentistry and general dentistry are primarily preventative dentistry practices. They are considered to be the first level of defense against dental abnormalities.
Our services focused on age specific dentistry needs. For our yournger family members we provide Children’s (Pediatric) Dentistry for the treatment of developing children’s dental problems. Your child’s life-time oral health is determined by you! Developing healthy eating habits and establishing good oral hygiene is critical in the early years.
With advanced dental care, dedication to good hygiene and a sensible diet, your child could reach adulthood without ever experiencing dental decay.
First State Dental places a special emphasis on preventive education for young and teen-age patients, and on establishing positive relationships.
In addition to general dentistry care, we provide:
- Instruction & encouragement for proper brushing and flossing
- Practical guidelines for a healthy diet
- Sealants – protective coatings proven effective in preventing decay
- Sports guards – to protect those teeth against the other team!
- Specialized care for specific situations – see next section for examples
The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends that you visit your family dentist for a checkup a minimum of two times each year. Such checkups provide routine or deep cleanings to eliminate plaque buildup and prevent tooth decay. If necessary, we provide fluoride treatments to help coat the teeth, a procedure also important in the prevention of tooth decay. Preventative dental checkups can help with the detection of oral health problems long before the onset of symptoms.
On some visits, X-rays are taken to help detect cavities and other tooth and jaw problems. If a cavity is detected during a checkup, we can provide treatment with a dental filling before it develops into a more serious problem that may require a crown, dental implant, root canal, or other restorative procedure.
We also provide state of the art services in tooth whitening for a beautiful smile and smile makeovers for our patients who seek the ultimate esthetics in their smile.