General Dentistry – Fort Worth, TX
Outstanding General Dentistry For Everyone’s Needs
As a general dentist in Fort Worth with a passion for helping people, Dr. Sheri McIntosh and her team at Distinguished Dental are committed to providing friendly, high-quality care to every patient. This includes caring for every aspect of your smile with a wide menu of services, including routine checkups and cleanings, restorative dentistry to repair damaged teeth, and even cosmetic dentistry when you’d like a boost of self-confidence. And since there’s a strong mouth-body connection, we also help you maintain your overall health and well-being by taking great care of your teeth and gums.
Dr. McIntosh provides comprehensive dental care for all ages and happily welcomes families from the communities in Fort Worth and beyond. If you have any questions or want to schedule an appointment, don’t hesitate to get in touch!
Dental X-Rays & Cleanings
Foremost among our services are dental checkups, including diagnostic X-rays and professional cleanings. In keeping with the recommendation of the American Dental Association, Dr. McIntosh would like to see you and your family at least twice a year for these preventative visits. This allows us to find dental problems early on or prevent them altogether and also answer any questions you may have about your oral health.
Children have an entirely different set of needs at every stage of development, so it goes without saying that they also need a different kind of dental care. Dr. McIntosh and the rest of our team have been helping babies, toddlers, kids, and teens have a great experience at the dentist for many years, enabling them to achieve happy, healthy smiles from the start. We believe that every child deserves great oral health and will always tailor our approach to your child’s individual dentistry needs.
Gone are the days when unsightly amalgam fillings were the only option for repairing cavities. Tooth-colored fillings, which are made of composite resin materials, are equally strong and durable and provide the added advantage of blending in seamlessly with your existing teeth. Not to mention that tooth-colored fillings don’t require as much tooth structure to be removed, enabling Dr. McIntosh to retain more of your existing tooth and better maintain your dental health.
Your child’s permanent teeth have to stay strong and healthy, so they can last them a lifetime. Unfortunately, even with good brushing habits, the back teeth have deep pits and grooves that collect microscopic, cavity-causing bacteria. Dental sealants are a great solution that can prevent tooth decay on the permanent molars. These thin, clear layers of composite resin are adhered to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth to prevent bacteria and acids from causing cavities. They’re helpful for any child who has their back permanent teeth, especially those who are still learning how to brush.
Sedation Dentistry for Anxious Patients
If dental work makes you or your child anxious, don’t worry—we offer three types of sedation dentistry to help everyone relax and get the dental care they need for a healthy smile. We truly want our patients to have a positive experience at every appointment, and we’re happy to discuss your sedation options with you before we ever begin dental work. With sedation dentistry, it is possible for patients of all ages to have relaxed and stress-free visits.
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, which is particularly true when it comes to protecting your teeth, head, neck and jaws from serious sports injuries. We recommend that both kids and adults wear a custom-made sportsguard while playing any type of contact sport or recreational activity like mountain biking. These appliances are made of thick, comfortable material and are designed to fit your individual teeth and jaws. In fact, studies have shown custom-made varieties to be more protective than store-bought varieties.