Adult & Pediatric Dentist
Tallahassee Family Dentist
Despite common conceptions of dentistry, there are some differences between ‘family dentistry’ and ‘general dentistry’- but the most important one? Family dentists accept and treat patients of all ages! With a family dentist you have a commitment to maintaining fantastic oral, dental and overall health for a patient’s entire life. This means adapting treatment options and care for the different life stages that every person goes through, and the changing needs of patients’ teeth as they grow and mature.
At Bastien Dental Care in Tallahassee, Dr. Bastien & Dr. Shiveler both share this commitment to the families of Tallahassee, FL and the surrounding areas. Dr. Bastien & Dr. Shiveler love to treat and keep all of his pediatric patients healthy, and enjoying life and enjoying going to the dentist.
Many general dentists will not treat very young or very senior patients, instead referring them to a specialist doctor. Most of the time, this is because many general dentists do not have the skill sets necessary to treat non-adult patients, but also because many general dental practices are geared towards the needs and comforts of an adult patient base. While we strive to provide the best possible care for all of our patients, including our adult patients, Bastien Dental Care is foremost family oriented, and is not geared toward providing an environment inclusive of only one type or age-group of patient.
When choosing a dentist, especially if you are looking for a place to take your family or young children, be sure to research the family dentists in your area. Family dentists take into account the impact of oral health and dental development through all life stages, and in all aspects of patients’ overall health. This means that your family dentist will be able to properly care for the brand new baby teeth in your infant or toddler, help maintain those baby teeth to ensure proper development in your child, and closely monitor the growth and development of dentition in your adolescent and teenager.
Your family dentist at Bastien Dental Care will also be able to take any existing health conditions into account, and make the best decisions for your dental and overall health. For instance, if you have a family history of heart disease or diabetes, your family dentist will be able to monitor your existing teeth and gum health in order to stay on top of potential problems and be aware of your overall health.
Having a reliable family dentist is so important, we hope you’ll trust Bastien Dental Care in Tallahassee with your family’s dental and oral health needs!