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Family Dentistry

Pacific View Smile Center

Kari L. Sakurai, DDS, Inc.

General Dentist & Cosmetic Dentist located in Santa Monica, CA

One of the best ways to make sure your entire family maintains their healthy smiles is to see a family dentist together. At Pacific View Smile Center in Santa Monica, California, Kari Sakurai, DDS, provides exceptional family dentistry to keep you and your loved ones in good oral health. Learn more today by calling the office and speaking with a friendly team member or scheduling a visit with the online booking tool.

Family Dentistry Q & A

What is family dentistry?

A family dentist is a dentist who has the skills, expertise, and resources to treat your entire family, including kids, adults, and seniors. At Pacific View Smile Center, Dr. Sakurai offers services for patients of all ages and creates a warm and friendly office environment that makes everybody feel at home. 

What are the benefits of family dentistry?

There are many benefits to having a family dentist like Dr. Sakurai taking care of your entire family.

Children that are prone to dental anxiety tend to have an easier time when they’re being treated by the same person that keeps Mom and Dad’s smile healthy. Seeing a family dentist also enables kids to develop a long-term relationship with their provider and enjoy the benefits of extended continuity of care. 

Visiting a family dentist also has logistical benefits. If everybody in your family has a different dentist, you might find yourself having to drive to different offices all over town every six months when it’s time for your family’s routine cleanings and exams.

With a family dentist, you can book a block of appointments and bring everybody in under the same roof for a day of oral health care.

What services do you offer for children?

Dr. Sakurai offers an extensive selection of pediatric services, including:

  • Fluoride treatments
  • Fillings for cavities
  • Counseling for thumb sucking and pacifier dependence
  • Sealants
  • Sedation dentistry
  • Oral health education and proper brushing and flossing techniques

Dr. Sakurai also boasts a kid-friendly environment for her pediatric patients at Pacific View Smile Center, like offering videos and movies to keep them entertained during in-chair treatments.

How can my family maintain their oral health?

Family dentistry places a focus on good preventive care, which is one of the best ways to maintain your smile. When you prevent problems from developing in the first place, you keep your smile in a state of constant good health, saving you from more invasive and costly procedures in the future. 

Everyone in your family should have a professional dental cleaning and exam twice a year, or more frequently if you have gum disease or any ongoing dental concerns. During your dental cleaning, Dr. Sakurai also takes X-rays and administers an oral cancer screening to ensure that you and your family are in peak oral health.

Schedule your family dentistry visit today by calling Pacific View Smile Center or booking an appointment online.