Family Dentistry Services Ensure Care for the Entire Family By Craig Goldin DDS on November 28, 2013

Troy Family DentistryOral hygiene and tooth health are important for all members of your family so it’s wise to find a dentist with the skill and experience to care for each member of your family, no matter their age.

Family Dentistry vs. General Dentistry

People are often unclear about the difference between family and general dentistry. It’s true, family dentistry is very much like general dentistry. However, a general dentist may limit the age of patients, preferring to cater to adults only.

On the other hand, a family dentist has the expertise and knowledge to care for people of various ages and address their different health needs. Pediatric dental care differs from that of an adult and a family dentist is trained to handle the needs of both.

At the Cosmetic Dentistry Institute in Troy, our family dentistry services are geared toward the entire family. In fact, we encourage the whole family to come to our offices. We find that knowing the whole family and their lifestyle helps us design regular dental care that fits the needs of families. That sets the foundation for good oral habits.

Our patients find there’s another boon to using the same dental office: Dental visits by multiple family members can be scheduled for the same day, easing the hassles of keeping multiple appointments.

The Best of Both Worlds

With skills in both adult and child dental needs, we offer the best of both worlds. As a family dentist, we care for a child’s baby teeth on through to their adult permanent teeth. We also tailor our services to a child’s needs. In addition to the necessary teeth cleaning, we take advantage of teachable moments so children can learn good oral habits early. We also offer the special treatments children may need to protect young teeth, including sealants and fluoride treatments.

For adults, we offer in-depth hygiene treatments and exams. Our goal is to find and treat dental problems before they become serious issues. We also provide restoration work for damaged or decayed teeth, including fillings, crowns, and dental implants. We find adults are also interested in our cosmetic procedures, such as teeth whitening or veneers, to restore a radiant smile.  


Our goal is to keep dental problems to a minimum through preventative services. Through regular checkups we ensure plaque is kept at bay. Our preventive services include:

  • Cleaning
  • Sealants
  • Regular checkups
  • Mouthguards for sports and night guards for teeth grinding
  • Bad breath treatments
  • Patient education 

Should more serious problems develop, we offer the care and restoration techniques you may need to prevent serious problems, including:

  • Fillings
  • Crowns
  • Bridges
  • Root canals

We also offer cosmetic dentistry services to improve your smile, including:

  • Teeth whitening
  • Veneers
  • Dental Implants

Find Out More

If you are looking for a family dentist, please call our offices. If you have children, we are happy to have you and your children visit our office before your appointment so your children will feel comfortable coming to the dentist. This also offers you the opportunity to sit down with us and discuss your family’s dental care.

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Drs. Goldin and Whalen

Cosmetic Dentistry Institute

Drs. Craig Goldin, Marcy Goldin, and David Whalen in Troy, MI, have created a spa-like atmosphere where you can relax while receiving gentle dental care. Our team specializes in a range of general dentistry treatments, including:

To schedule an appointment at our office serving Birmingham, Bloomfield, and the greater Detroit metropolitan area, contact us online, or call (248) 519-1919 today!

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