Modern Family Dentistry - Crystal River

Children’s Dentistry in Crystal River

We aim to support you through every significant moment and provide adaptable scheduling to fit the needs of you and the entire family.
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Modern Family Dentistry - Crystal River

A Foundation for a Lifetime of Smiles

Maintaining a healthy smile is crucial from childhood through adolescence and into adulthood, though balancing this with a bustling family life isn’t always straightforward. With the pressures of work, school, and daily activities, finding time for everything can be challenging.

We strive to make your dental visits as seamless and stress-free as possible. To accommodate your hectic schedule, we offer flexible appointment times and the option to schedule family visits together.

As your child matures, they’ll experience various dental milestones—from their first dental visit and losing baby teeth to the emergence of adult teeth and eventually managing their dental care independently. We look forward to supporting them at every milestone.

Our Children’s Dentistry services

Child’s First Appointment

When children visit a dental office for the first time, it lays the foundation for oral health that will last a lifetime.

Orthodontics for Teens

A milestone for many young adults, orthodontics builds confidence and brings out the best of their smiles.

Pediatric Treatment & Education

Ongoing care from infancy to teenage years tailored for children and their parents or guardians.

Sealants and Fluoride Treatment

Protect and strengthen tooth enamel and shield molars from cavities and decay.

Teeth Cleaning for Kids

Routine pediatric dental care monitors their oral health developments and helps prevent future problems.

Contact us today

to schedule an initial consultation & exam.

Your consultation will include an examination of everything from your teeth, gums and soft tissues to the shape and condition of your bite. Generally, we want to see how your whole mouth looks and functions. Before we plan your treatment we want to know everything about the health and aesthetic of your smile, and, most importantly, what you want to achieve so we can help you get there.

Frequently Asked Questions

It is recommended that children have their first dental visit by their first birthday or within six months after their first tooth appears. This early visit helps establish a dental home for the child and begins a lifelong habit of maintaining dental health.

To prepare your child for their first dental visit, you can read them books about going to the dentist, discuss what will happen during the visit, and play pretend dentist to familiarize them with the process. Encouraging positive attitudes about dental visits can help alleviate any anxiety they might feel.

Dental sealants are a protective coating applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth (molars) to prevent tooth decay. They are especially beneficial for children because they seal the deep grooves and pits in these teeth where food particles and bacteria are likely to get stuck. Dentists usually recommend sealants for children as soon as their permanent molars come in, which typically begins around age six.

Children should ideally visit the dentist every six months for regular checkups and cleanings. These visits allow the dentist to monitor the child’s oral health development, prevent dental problems through early intervention, and provide parents with guidance on proper oral hygiene practices for their child.

If your child is afraid of the dentist, try to find a dental practice that specializes in pediatric dentistry, as these dentists are trained to handle fearful children and create a non-threatening environment. You can also accompany your child during the checkup to provide comfort. Additionally, avoid using negative words like “pain” or “hurt,” and instead focus on the positive aspects of dental health and the friendly nature of the dental staff.

Google Verified Patient Reviews

Cara Petersen
1 week ago
Came in for a new patient exam & cleaning. Exceeded my expectations & the staff were incredible! Highly highly recommend if you’re looking for a dentist! Danielle was absolutely lovely!
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Awesome running into Dr. Swanson in the lobby waiting for his appointment 😊 Him still coming here speaks volumes! I didn’t have to wait long and Danielle did a great cleaning job! Always recommend this place. We all miss Dr. Swanson, but Dr. Masterson is doing a great job and the office staff is always nice and helpful! Keep up the good work!
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Brenda Flowers
3 weeks ago
I have experienced some major dental challenges, fears, and frustrations over the past few months, but Dr. Masterson has been very attentive, calming, and even switched labs to ensure that I would receive the best possible care. He never gave up on me. Thank you, Team Modern! I appreciate your blend of personalized care and professionalism!
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Robert Slanker
1 month ago
We definitely recommend Modern Family Dentistry. Today, my son had two teeth that were hurting him and couldn’t eat. We called and they fit us in the same day and my son was a new patient. The dentist and staff were kind, caring and explained everything clearly. They will be our first call for all of our families dental needs. Thank you for everything!
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I went here after seeing another local Dentist. I’m so glad I switched to here ! The office staff is super friendly and helpful. The Dentist is very approachable and wants to do everything they can to save teeth. As a Dentist should be ! The previous dentist only seemed to care about money. Told me to just have all my top teeth pulled and get dentures. Here they gave me a thorough exam along with a plan and I’m optimistic I will get my smile back by working with them!
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Cara Petersen
1 week ago
Came in for a new patient exam & cleaning. Exceeded my expectations & the staff were incredible! Highly highly recommend if you’re looking for a dentist! Danielle was absolutely lovely!
More
Awesome running into Dr. Swanson in the lobby waiting for his appointment 😊 Him still coming here speaks volumes! I didn’t have to wait long and Danielle did a great cleaning job! Always recommend this place. We all miss Dr. Swanson, but Dr. Masterson is doing a great job and the office staff is always nice and helpful! Keep up the good work!
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Brenda Flowers
3 weeks ago
I have experienced some major dental challenges, fears, and frustrations over the past few months, but Dr. Masterson has been very attentive, calming, and even switched labs to ensure that I would receive the best possible care. He never gave up on me. Thank you, Team Modern! I appreciate your blend of personalized care and professionalism!
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Robert Slanker
1 month ago
We definitely recommend Modern Family Dentistry. Today, my son had two teeth that were hurting him and couldn’t eat. We called and they fit us in the same day and my son was a new patient. The dentist and staff were kind, caring and explained everything clearly. They will be our first call for all of our families dental needs. Thank you for everything!
More
I went here after seeing another local Dentist. I’m so glad I switched to here ! The office staff is super friendly and helpful. The Dentist is very approachable and wants to do everything they can to save teeth. As a Dentist should be ! The previous dentist only seemed to care about money. Told me to just have all my top teeth pulled and get dentures. Here they gave me a thorough exam along with a plan and I’m optimistic I will get my smile back by working with them!
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