General Dentistry

A House Full of Smiles is a full-service dental practice that treats patients of all ages – including children and those in their advanced years.

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Our practice has a dedicated team of dentists, hygienists, and dental assistants to provide routine general care along with other services such as cosmetic treatments and restorative dentistry. A House Full of Smiles is committed to helping members of our community achieve and maintain vibrant oral health.

Oral Systemic Health

Did you know that your overall wellbeing is connected to your oral health? A plethora of research has been devoted to examining the links between oral conditions and total wellness. Research has shown that conditions like gum disease could affect cardiovascular health and the immune system. Moreover, issues like dental abscesses and TMJ disorder are proven to affect other structures. For instance, those who suffer with TMJ disorder often experience neck pain and headaches that can affect productivity and quality of life. The infection associated with an abscess can spread to other areas of the body through the bloodstream. We believe that oral health is the foundation for total wellbeing. This is why many of our services focus on prevention and early treatment.

Cleanings and Checkups

Your oral health matters. One of the best investments you can make in your oral health is visiting the dentist for checkups and cleanings on a regular basis. Visiting A House Full of Smiles twice a year will help you establish good oral health. Receiving routine cleanings and checkups give our dentists an opportunity to detect potential problems early on, which normally means that treatment for conditions is much more conservative than if conditions were to progress in severity.

Dental checkups are actually very thorough. When performing a checkup, our dentist will screen patients for oral cancer, cavities, and gum disease. Diagnostic images are taken as well to provide a look at surfaces that aren’t visible to the naked eye. Diagnostics are helpful for detecting issues with the roots of teeth and bone.

Cleanings are a great way to thwart the development of oral conditions – especially periodontal disease. A professional cleaning removes substances between teeth and along the gum line that cannot be cleaned away by brushing and flossing. If your oral hygiene routine is falling short, a cleaning is a great time for our staff to make note of inadequate oral hygiene so that we can help you correct it.

Dental Emergencies

While our team at A House Full of Smiles hopes that our patients never have to endure dental emergencies, we know that accidents can strike at any time. If you have a dental emergency, call our office as soon as you can. If we do not answer, please leave a detailed message about the nature of your emergency and any other important information such as your symptoms and how we can contact you. For emergencies that require quick treatment, we will work you into our schedule the same day that you call.

Our dentists and staff at A House Full of Smiles are here to help our community establish good oral health for a lifetime.

What Our Patients Say

General Dentistry FAQs

Why should I go to the dentist regularly?

Visiting your dentist regularly is important for maintaining good oral health and preventing disease. Many oral health conditions are quite affordable to treat when caught early on. Foregoing routine dental appointments greatly decreases your chances of early detection. Detecting oral conditions like dental caries and periodontal disease early can save patients the money it costs to treat advanced conditions.

Moreover, early detection and timely treatment can reduce the invasiveness of disease. Common chronic conditions such as widespread tooth decay or advanced gum disease destroy oral tissue like teeth, gums, and bone. We strongly encourage patients to visit us twice a year for checkups and professional cleanings.

How often should I brush and floss?

Brushing and flossing are two things you can do to ward off oral disease. When oral hygiene at home is performed properly, patients can remove the day’s deposits of plaque and debris along with reducing bacteria in the oral cavity.

Brushing should be done twice a day for two minutes each time. Brush your teeth with ADA-approved toothpaste and a toothbrush. Focus on all sides of each tooth with soft, circular motions. Be sure to brush softly along the gums, too. People should also floss once a day – preferably before bedtime. Flossing combined with proper brushing controls the accumulation of plaque (a translucent film of colonized bacteria), which can harden into tartar when exposed to calculus. Once plaque hardens into tartar, it cannot be removed with oral hygiene at home.

What if I have a dental emergency?

If you have a dental emergency, call our practice as soon as you can. We offer timely treatment for dental emergencies such as knocked out, dislodged, and cracked teeth. We also treat emergencies such as toothaches, abscesses, and loose dental work.

When an emergency requires expedient treatment, we will arrange our schedules to accommodate our patients with dental emergencies. When calling our practice, be sure to provide important details such as the nature and cause of a dental emergency along with information on how to contact you in case we need to call you back.

How often should I have a cleaning?

Professional cleanings are important for maintaining healthy oral tissues like gums and teeth. A cleaning is very detailed and requires precision. Professional cleanings involve using small dental instruments to remove tartar accumulation (a dangerous substance that cannot be removed at home), plaque, and debris. Once these substances are removed from teeth, between teeth, and the gum line, teeth are gently polished with professional tools. Cleanings are non-invasive and comfortable.

Our Location

124 Boardman Street
Norfolk, MA 02056

(508) 520-9225

Meet our Dental Team

Our office’s warm, relaxing atmosphere and friendly, knowledgable team members will allow you to feel completely at ease.