Nelson Family Dentistry

M-Th: 8am to 5pm


Why Nelson Family Dentistry?

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  1. Expertise and Experience You Can Trust

    Our dental team at Nelson Family Dentistry has years of experience and advanced training, ensuring you receive top-notch dental care from skilled professionals.

  2. Personalized and Compassionate Care

    We prioritize your individual needs and provide compassionate dental care in a warm and welcoming environment, making every visit a positive and enjoyable experience.

  3. Comprehensive Services for the Whole Family

    From toddlers to grandparents, our comprehensive range of dental services caters to the unique needs of each family member, ensuring your entire family receives the highest standard of dental care.

Frequently Asked

When should my child have their first dental visit?

It is recommended that children have their first dental visit by their first birthday or within six months of their first tooth eruption. Early dental visits help establish good oral hygiene habits and detect any potential dental issues.

What dental services are available for children?

Family dentistry offers a range of dental services for children, including dental cleanings, exams, fluoride treatments, dental sealants, and cavity fillings. Additionally, orthodontic evaluations and guidance for oral health habits are provided to ensure proper dental development.

Do you offer dental sedation for anxious patients, including children?

Yes, we understand that dental anxiety can be common, especially among children. We offer various levels of dental sedation, including nitrous oxide (laughing gas) and oral versed, to help patients relax during their dental procedures.

What payment options are available for family dentistry services?

In addition to dental insurance, we also offer flexible payment options to accommodate our patients’ financial needs. We accept various forms of payment, including cash, major credit cards, and personal checks. For those who require additional assistance, we can discuss financing options or create a customized payment plan.

Cash and personal checks accepted. Will be a charge for all returned checks.

We offer 10% discount for self pay (no dental insurance).

Care Credit also accepted (

How can I help my child develop good oral hygiene habits?

Encouraging good oral hygiene habits is essential for children. You can lead by example by demonstrating proper brushing and flossing techniques. Make brushing fun by using child-friendly toothbrushes and flavored toothpaste. Additionally, provide guidance on limiting sugary snacks and drinks to promote overall oral health.

Can I schedule dental appointments for my whole family on the same day?

Yes, many family dental practices offer the convenience of scheduling appointments for multiple family members on the same day. This helps streamline your family’s dental care and saves you time by reducing multiple visits.

Can you help with orthodontic treatments for my child?

Yes, many family dentists provide orthodontic evaluations and guidance for children. While some complex orthodontic cases may require a referral to an orthodontist, your family dentist can monitor your child’s dental development and provide early interventions or guidance for orthodontic issues.

What Insurance companies are In Network?

United Concordia, Delta Dental, Cigna and West Virginia Medicaid for under 21 years of age. We accept all insurances and file all claims.

How often should I schedule dental check-ups for my family?

Regular dental check-ups are typically recommended every six months for both children and adults. However, the frequency may vary depending on your individual oral health needs. Your dentist can provide personalized recommendations based on your family’s dental health.

Are dental X-rays safe for children?

Dental X-rays emit minimal radiation and are considered safe for children. The use of lead aprons and high-speed film or digital X-rays further reduces radiation exposure. Dental X-rays are crucial for detecting cavities, monitoring dental development, and assessing oral health.

At what age should my child start brushing their teeth?

It is recommended to start brushing your child’s teeth as soon as the first tooth erupts. Initially, you can use a soft, damp cloth or an infant toothbrush without toothpaste. Once your child reaches the age of two, you can introduce a small amount of fluoride toothpaste.

What are the signs of a dental emergency for my child?

Dental emergencies can include severe toothache, knocked-out teeth, broken or chipped teeth, or injuries to the mouth or jaw. If your child experiences any of these situations, it is important to seek immediate dental care. Contact your family dentist for guidance and assistance.

Are dental treatments safe during pregnancy?

Yes, receiving necessary dental treatments during pregnancy is safe and important for maintaining good oral health. However, it’s essential to inform your dentist about your pregnancy and any specific concerns. Some treatments may be postponed until after the first trimester.

What can I do if my child is afraid of visiting the dentist?

Dental anxiety is common among children, but there are strategies to help alleviate their fear. Family dentists are experienced in working with children and can create a comfortable and welcoming environment. Techniques such as explaining procedures in a child-friendly manner, using distraction techniques, or offering sedation options can help ease anxiety.

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