FAMILY DENTISTRY LA JOLLA
Serving Our Patients in the San Diego Area
Over the course of more than 35 years of practicing dentistry in the La Jolla area, Dr. Jacob Russell has had the pleasure of seeing patients multiple times a year for decades. Visiting the same dentist from childhood into your adult years makes it possible to enjoy consistency in your dental treatment over time.
To learn more about family dentistry services for parents and children, please call Jacob Russell, DDS, at (858) 459-4113 today to schedule your first appointment. Dr. Russell has a comfortable, inviting office located in beautiful La Jolla, California.
Our Family Dentistry Services
Good dental health is crucial to overall well-being. Parents should teach the importance of brushing, flossing, and eating right to kids from an early age to prevent unnecessary pain, illness, and expense later in life.
Regular appointments with the family dentist are also important for maintaining oral health. To provide the healthy foundation for a beautiful smile, Dr. Russell offers services to La Jolla patients of all ages such as:
- Teeth cleanings
- Digital X-rays and other imaging tests
- Dental sealants to prevent cavities in kids
- Treatment for gum disease
- Dental care during pregnancy
- Tooth colored fillings and other dental restorations
Along with preventative care and diagnosis and treatment for oral health issues, Dr. Russell always balances what’s best for your dental health with ways to enhance the appearance of your smile.
Your First Visit
Dr. Russell recommends that parents schedule their child’s first dentist visit at the age of 3. This first appointment is a key milestone in your child’s life because it could potentially make them form a positive or negative association with dental treatment that could last a lifetime.
Because this first impression is so important, Dr. Russell and his staff take a careful, comfortable approach for each child’s first visit. Here’s what you can expect when you bring your little one in for the appointment:
- A soothing atmosphere
- No rushing – we’ll take all the time you need to answer your questions, talk about your concerns, and let your child look around the office
- All ambiance – we won’t perform any type of treatment during this first visit
People who develop a fear of the dentist at a young age often suffer serious oral health problems without seeking necessary treatment. With nearly 40 years of experience as a family dentist, Dr. Russell knows it takes setting early, positive expectations to avoid “dental phobia.”
Please contact Jacob Russell, DDS today to schedule your initial family dentistry appointment at our comfortable office in La Jolla.