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Dentist in Kirkland, WA answers, “What Is Family Dental Care?”

Family dental care focuses on the prevention and treatment of dental issues for patients of all ages.

Dental care is important for children, adults, and seniors. Finding a dentist you can trust and with whom you can develop a lifelong relationship is important. In Kirkland, WA, Dr. Ann Kelley and the team at Kingsgate Dental Clinic offer quality family dental care. We work with you to protect your family’s overall oral health.

At Kingsgate Dental Clinic,  we treat our patients with compassion, respect, and understanding. We acknowledge dental anxieties and strive to create a bond of trust with our patients, both young and old. Our team understands the unique needs of children, teens, adults. We individualize treatment plans and offer comprehensive care to meet those diverse needs. As a family dental practice, we are qualified and experienced in treating all ages with the respect necessary.


What is family dental care?

With the different labels and divisions of dentistry, it can be difficult to understand what the practices truly are. Family dental care is possibly the most versatile area of dentistry. By definition, family dentistry is the branch that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of dental needs. Family dentists area also called general dentists. They treat patients of all ages.

At Kingsgate Dental Clinic, our practice focuses on the prevention and treatment of dental issues. By creating a comfortable, safe environment for our patients we are able to develop strong, long-term relationships. Patients are at ease in our office. Our understanding that needs change throughout life allows us to offer a range of services to meet our patients’ needs at each stage of life.

Comprehensive care for patients of all ages

In Kirkland, WA, Dr. Ann Kelley and the team at Kingsgate Dental Clinic offer quality family dental care.

Dental care begins when children are just babies. Oral care is just as important for infants as it is for adults. Young children need to get off on the right foot in dental care. Our team works with children and their parents to guide and provide instructions on the proper care of baby teeth. This begins the moment the teeth erupt and follows through each stage of development. Brushing and flossing are crucial for all patients. By developing good habits at an early age, children get into a routine that stays with them long after their baby teeth are gone.

As the permanent adult teeth begin to erupt, dental needs begin to change. The need for good oral habits does not. Teens, adults, and seniors may require general, cosmetic, or restorative dental care. Our practice offers comprehensive care to meet those needs. Our services include:

We want each member of your family to have a healthy smile. Dental health requires teamwork. A dental team includes the patient, dentist, and hygienist. The patient’s role is to maintain healthy habits of regular brushing, flossing, and rinsing at home and to visit the dental practice every six months for exams. These exams are part of preventative dental care. During these appointments, a hygienist professionally cleans, polishes, and flosses the teeth to remove built-up plaque and tartar. X-rays may be taken. The teeth, gums, and oral cavity are assessed for problems such as signs of cavities or gum disease. By visiting the dentist every six months, if problems do arise, they are caught and treated early.

Dental care is important for children, adults, and seniors.

Rehabilitative treatments restore and maintain overall oral health. From tooth pain to a broken or missing tooth, treatments are available. If or when problems arise, patients who regularly visit a family dentist feel more comfortable knowing experienced, familiar faces are there to help. Using state-of-the-art technology, the situation is assessed and diagnosed to develop an appropriate treatment plan. Restorative care is planned and performed as necessary to protect our patients’ oral health. For patients desiring aesthetic improvements, we offer teeth whitening and cosmetic crowns to enhance the smile. No matter what your dental needs or stage of life, we have your needs covered. Rather than needing to see multiple dentists or specialists for each family member or for particular services, your family’s needs can be met in one office.

For a family dental care practice you can trust to protect your long-term dental health, contact Dr. Ann Kelley and the staff at Kingsgate Dental Clinic in Kirkland, WA. To schedule an appointment, call (425) 385-0080.


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Dr. Ann Kelley is a graduate of the Creighton University School of Dentistry in Omaha, Nebraska. She highly values the comfort of her patients, and places the needs of the patient above her convenience. Her dental clinic is built to bring the best and most comfortable dental experience to all her patients. She builds relationships with her patients based on trust and always acts to safeguard this trust.

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Damen CReviews on Google
 - 5 Star Rating Review I have gone to Kingsgate Dental for about two years now, and every experience has been excellent. Dr. Kelley is very knowledgeable and very thorough with her analysis of the issues that I have faced with my teeth. The staff is polite and always happy to answer any questions that I have and give me pointers to improve my dental hygiene. I will continue to go to Kingsgate Dental/Dr Kelley for years to come.
Kathy WReviews on Google
 - 5 Star Rating Review By Kathy W Dr. Kelley and her staff are a treasure. State of the art equipment, As a past Dental Administrator for a very large practice in Lynnwood, am soo happy to know that Dr. Kelley, her hygenists who have been there for over 20 years, are bar none the most indepth and through a cleaning as you would ever find. I have never felt more then a slight prick when getting novocaine. Between numbing the gum and gentle procedure they also offer nitroux, for us real scaredy cats. Music, neck pillows and blankets all make the experience truly enjoyable. I had gone too many years neglecting my teeth and found through Tammy, my hygenist and Dr. Kelley they were able to put together a plan to save the teeth they could and design partials for the ones I could not afford to save. I am a small business owner with no insurance and yet they came up with a plan that I am so happy with. I am without any infection, so much healthier and the partials Dr. Kelley designed are like a second skin. From Jackie and MaryAnn at the front desk to the assistants, hygenists and Dr. Kelley you will be in professional and caring hands. I recommend to all my family and friends.
Damen CReviews on Google
 - 5 Star Rating Review By dixy i Great experience. Dr. Kelley and her staff made me feel less anxious about the whole thing. Great job on the crown too! I've already recommended two friends! If I was staying in the Seattle area I'd definitely return.

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