Family Dentistry

Carol E. Follette, DDS -  - Dentist

Carol E. Follette, DDS

Dentist located in Santa Monica, CA

Family Dentistry Specialist
Dr. Follette enjoys offering skilled, compassionate dental care for families in and around Santa Monica, CA, providing a full complement of services so both pediatric and adult patients get the high-quality care they need for better oral health.
    1. "Dr. Follette and her competent staff make every visit a refreshing and happy experience."

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    1. "I felt well taken care of and everything was explained."

    2. C.B. Yelp

    1. "Let me just say that this is one dentist who goes the extra mile."

    2. Patricia H. Yelp

    1. "Amazing! The most honest Dentist I have ever come across."

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Family Dentistry Q & A

by Carol E. Follette, DDS

What is family dentistry?

Family dentistry includes a broad range of dental care services aimed at treating every member of your family, from children to great-grandparents. Dental care needs change as we age, and children especially have specific care needs that can help their teeth grow and develop properly. A family dentist also understands how to reduce the anxiety children often face when visiting the dentist, and when special care is needed, a family dentist can recommend a specialist based on your unique needs and preferences. Having a family dentist means your loved ones can continue to see the same care provider as they grow, ensuring a continuum of care that can result in better overall oral health.

Family dentists offer a comprehensive array of services, including:

  • cleaning

  • gum care

  • cavity treatments

  • fluoride treatments

  • preventive care

  • restorative and cosmetic treatments

How often should I see the dentist?

According to guidelines from the American Dental Association, most patients should visit their dentist twice a year for a regular exam and checkup, including a cleaning, and more often if gum disease or other conditions warrant it. If you're undergoing restorative treatment, your dentist will provide you with a recommended schedule of visits for the best results.

What should I expect during a checkup exam?

During your exam, your teeth and gums will be evaluated for any signs of disease or infection, and x-rays will be taken when needed so the dentist can identify issues that may not be visible with a visual exam. You'll also be screened for any signs of oral cancer. If any problems are identified, Dr. Follette will discuss your treatment options so you can make an informed decision about your care. The doctor will also ask you about any problems or concerns you may have and answer your questions about your dental care.  

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Follette, Carol E., DDS
2021 Santa Monica Blvd
Suite 704-E
Santa Monica, CA 90404