Family Dentistry in Austin
Friendly care for the whole family
Our doctors offer comprehensive care for all the members of your family, from toddlers to teens to seniors. We encourage our adult patients to start bringing their children in at around age 2 to 3.
Dental services for the children in your family
Drs. Lori and John Babineau work well with the little ones and have three young children of their own. It’s often helpful to bring your child with you to one of your appointments so that they can become accustomed to being in a dental office. Seeing that Mom or Dad are comfortable with treatment helps reduce any fears they may have.
Children are lead straight to a comfy room by one of our gentle hygienists as soon as they arrive. On the way, they stop by our treasure chest to pick out a toy to take home with them, and then Dr. Lori Babineau will peek into your child’s mouth and gently conduct an exam of their teeth and gums.
Preventative dental care
Studies show that children who are taught to care for teeth at an early age are much more likely to have better oral health over their lifetime than children who aren’t taught proper dental care.
Dental sealants are a plastic material applied to your child’s teeth to help deter cavities by creating a barrier that covers the crevices of the teeth. They are generally applied to teeth that are used to chew (premolars and molars), where it can be difficult to reach with a toothbrush, allowing decay to occur.
State-of-the-art cavity detection
We use the DIAGNOdent fluorescence technology to safely detect hidden cavities. This minimally invasive procedure is one of the most comfortable ways to detect decay at any age. Sealants may also be applied to help protect young teeth from cavities.
Dr. Lori Babineau meets with parents and suggests ways they can help their children learn positive habits at an early age, and our gentle hygienists also use toys to show children how to brush properly. Our hygienists also educate expectant mothers as well, so that by the time their baby is born, they’ll know how to care for their child’s teeth.
Teeth straightening for teens
Teen years are often filled with photographic memories, and we understand how important it is for teens to be able to smile confidently. We offer Invisalign Teen as an alternative to traditional metal braces. The virtually invisible, smooth plastic trays can be removed when playing sports or a musical instrument, and when taking photos of an important event such as prom or graduation.
Services for adults
At Babineau Dentistry, our goal is to help all members of the family maintain optimum oral health and keep their teeth for life. That’s why we offer all the services you need to keep your teeth and gums in healthy condition, right here in one office.
To make an appointment, call 512.306.8900 or click here to request an appointment online.