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Family Dentistry

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Family Dentistry


Family dentistry serves your basic medical needs and the needs of everyone in your family. At Smyl Manatee in Bradenton, Florida, expert family dentists Nish Patel, DDS, and Chuck Laun, DDS, provide all the services you need to maintain a healthy and beautiful smile. To book a visit for yourself or a loved one, call Smyl Manatee or use the online scheduling feature today.

What is family dentistry?


Family dentistry is a specialty within the field of dentistry that includes treatments appropriate for all ages. It includes pediatric dentistry and dentistry for adults. Because Smyl Manatee offers services for all age groups, you and your family can get all the dental care you need at the same place.

Dr. Patel and his team emphasize the importance of preventive care within family dentistry. That includes dental examinations for all ages, sealants for children, routine X-rays, and screenings for oral cancer for those at risk. Dr. Patel also teaches you and your family members the best techniques for brushing your teeth at home so you can keep your mouth as clean as possible.

With excellent preventive care and a trustworthy place to go for all of your family’s dental needs, you can set your family up for optimal long-term oral health and functioning. 

Which services does family dentistry include?


Family dentistry includes a wide range of oral health care services, including some in the general, preventive, restorative, and cosmetic categories of dentistry. When you come to Smyl Manatee for dental care, Dr. Patel lets you know exactly which treatments will meet your needs or align with your preferences. 

At Smyl Manatee, you and your family members can get services and treatments, including:

  • Dental cleanings and exams
  • Crowns and bridges
  • Dental implants
  • Invisalign®
  • Root canals
  • Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) treatment
  • Fillings
  • Sealants
  • Smile makeovers

Also available at Smyl Manatee are optional accommodations to make your experience more comfortable, including sedation dentistry. 

What happens during a dental examination?


Dental examinations — a cornerstone of family dentistry — are available for you and all of your family members at Smyl Manatee. The team encourages your family to come in for dental examinations and cleanings at least once every six months or possibly more often if you’re prone to dental complications. 

Dental checkup examinations at Smyl Manatee can involve:

  • Deep cleaning and polishing
  • Comprehensive evaluation
  • Dental X-rays and other necessary imaging tests
  • Personalized treatment recommendations
  • Smile simulation for cosmetic and restorative procedures

Once your examination is over, you can head home right away. If you’re getting dental treatment in the coming weeks because of the findings of your examination, Dr. Patel explains any steps you need to take to prepare for them.

Take advantage of the many benefits that family dentistry offers by scheduling an appointment over the phone or online at Smyl Manatee today.

Family Dentistry

AMAZING PEOPLE! I've never had such a wonderful experience from the minute I walked into the dentistry office until the very end of the visit! Really amazing people, each and every one of them! So polite, so funny, so helpful, and so thoroughly involved and thoroughly knowledgable in the care and utmost health of your teeth. Sending them 5 STARS! Go see this amazing dentist and his team, you won't be disappointed! 

Jan and Andy Olynyk

I had Invisalign done with Dr. Patel, and it was a perfect experience from beginning to end. HE is a perfectionist and was attentive and professional from the initial consultation through to post-treatment. I've had orthodontic work done before and it can be a confusing and daunting process, but Dr. Patel provided confident and reassuring guidance the whole way. 

LAUREL KIEFFER

I personally did not like going to a dentist until I met Dr. Nish. Smyl Manatee makes you feel welcome the second you walk in the door the entire staff is friendly. I will continue to tell everyone I know about the regular checkup & cleaning experience I had. Amazing doctor with an amazing team. 

LORENE MITCHELL

I was always scared of going to the dentist with the dental anxiety I had until I visited Smyl Manatee. The doctor told me about sedation dentistry and how the crown & bridge work. From the initial consultation to the final delivery, I was guided thoroughly, and the procedure went smoother than I thought. Highly recommended, if you are looking to improve your smile. 

PAMELA CARR

Dr. Patel and his team are amazing! They're professional, considerate, and make you feel at ease. I had an implant done a few years and now returning for two more. As much as I hate dental work, I'm at ease returning to Dr. Patel and his team. After my consultation, I left with a lot of information, answered questions, and excitement to fix my smile again. There's no one I trust more for my dental work!

DEBORAH K. WILSON