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Family Dentist in Pittsburgh

Every member of your family has a unique smile that deserves custom protection. At the dental practice of John Sartorio, DMD, we offer family dental care in Pittsburgh. We are passionate about providing the reliable treatments you and your loved ones need to enjoy a lifetime of healthy, stunning smiles.

Our team is proud to protect the smiles of the families of South Hills and the surrounding Pittsburgh areas. We welcome all ages, from children as young as age three to senior citizens, and you can trust that we will only recommend treatments that are needed to safeguard your oral health. Our friendly team believes everyone deserves quality, affordable family dental care, which is why we work with various PPO insurance providers and a local financing company so you can get the services you need without straining your wallet. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.


What Is Family Dentistry?

Family dentistry consists of the services and treatments you and your family need to protect your oral health throughout life. As people mature, each life stage presents oral health development and dental changes that need to be addressed. Whether your little one needs a friendly visit to feel good about going to the dentist or you're interested in BOTOX® to treat TMJ disorder, you can rely on our team to help. We also offer family visits so you can schedule a block of appointments to get your whole family taken care of in one day.

Family Dental Care for Children

The first time your child smiled is a precious memory, and you know how important it is to protect your little one's oral health. Our team provides the gentle dental care your child needs for a healthy smile. We offer friendly visits where your little one gets to meet our kind team, tour the office, and enjoy sitting in the dentist's chair, all designed to help them develop a good relationship with our compassionate dentist.

Our team uses kid-friendly language to teach your little one proper brushing and flossing techniques to develop a good oral hygiene routine at a young age. We provide cleanings, sealants and fluoride, and fillings to protect their baby teeth. We also monitor the development of their bite pattern for any orthodontic issues.

Reliable Dental Care for Teens

Your teen is taking on new responsibilities and becoming more involved in sports and social activities, and their oral health is changing as well. We carefully monitor their bite patterns and offer Invisalign® clear aligners to teens fourteen years and older with mild to moderate bite misalignments.

Our team provides tips and instructions to boost their oral hygiene routine and help them make healthy food and drink choices to protect their smile. We understand that many teens are actively involved in sports, so we offer athletic mouthguards to safeguard their teeth on the field.

South Hills Family Dental Care for Adults and Seniors

Adults and seniors have unique dental needs. Our custom dental treatments boost your overall oral health to maintain your natural, healthy smile for many years. We perform gentle scaling and root planing to treat gum disease, offer an array of treatments to address bruxism and TMD, and provide repairs or replacements for crowns, bridges, and dentures. Our dentist will also look for signs of sleep apnea and refer you to your physician for further diagnosis. If your wisdom teeth are impacted or causing other oral health problems, we work with a trusted specialist who performs gentle extractions.

Family Dental Care FAQs

We understand you will have questions about the dental treatments you and your family need. That is why we encourage you to share your concerns and questions. Our team is happy to provide the answers you need to make an informed decision regarding your oral health. Here are some of the most common questions we receive about family dental care in Pittsburgh.

Do I have to change my diet with Invisalign clear aligners?

No. The clear aligners are completely removable, so you don't have to give up any of your favorite foods or drinks during treatment. You just take out the aligners any time you eat or drink, enjoy your meal, brush your teeth, and put the aligners back in. It's important to remove the aligners before eating because the force of chewing will damage the trays, and liquids can stain the clear aligners.

Dental crowns and bridges are easy to care for because you simply brush and floss them twice daily, just like your natural teeth. Traditional dentures may be cleaned with denture paste and stored overnight in an approved denture cleaner.

Our gentle dentist will advise when your child is old enough to use toothpaste. In general, children only need a pea-sized amount of toothpaste to properly clean their teeth. It's important that you teach your kid to spit out the toothpaste after brushing their teeth instead of swallowing it.

Our South Hills Family Dentist

We believe each smile is unique and beautiful, so we are dedicated to creating custom treatment plans for you and your family. At the dental practice of John Sartorio, DMD, you will discover a team that provides the quality family dental care you deserve. We combine years of experience with the wide range of services you need to show off a smile you love. Our friendly family dentist in Pittsburgh is ready to help you smile confidently. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.




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