Richard Denise D.D.S.
Creating Beautiful Smiles
Call: (301) 262-4800

Family Dentistry

Family Dentistry in Bowie, and Surrounding Areas

Mother with her daughter looking at the camera in the gardenAt Richard Denise, DDS, we offer dental care services to fulfill each family member's needs. We enjoy taking care of children, teens, adults, and seniors. Whether your child needs treatment to protect their new teeth, or you need restorative services, we offer all the procedures to care for your smile.

Our practice provides your family with the very best comprehensive care by using modern materials and techniques. We take the time to establish great relationships starting with the very first visit. Call us today to schedule your appointment!


Cleanings & Prevention

Despite our best efforts with daily brushing and flossing, plaque can still hide between teeth and along the gumline. Over time, plaque hardens into tartar, which leads to gum disease and cavities if left untreated. Our professional cleanings remove damaging plaque and tartar from hard-to-reach areas. We also offer same-time appointments for family members for added convenience.

We use state-of-the-art dental technology to get a full picture of your dental health. Our digital imaging creates clear, efficient x-rays that tell us whether there are any bone defects or wisdom tooth problems. Nitrous oxide is available for children and adults who suffer from dental anxiety.

Foundational Dental Care for Young Children

happy family at homeBaby teeth play a vital role in dental development, but they are vulnerable to disease and decay. To ensure healthy growth, we see children ages three and up and provide gentle cleanings and thorough exams. We offer fluoride and sealant treatment for added protection of newly developing teeth.

Regular dental visits for children are not only important for their dental care, but also for building a foundation of trust with the dentist. Dr. Denise takes time to work with you and your child, ensuring that they feel comfortable and explaining things to them clearly. Making dental visits relaxing, fun, and educational helps your child feel safe and cared for, which will encourage good dental habits that last a lifetime. We also keep an eye on their development and can guide you to a specialist if more complex orthodontic treatment is needed.

Invisalign® for Responsible Teens and Adults

young woman putting on invisalign clear bracesFor many people, the idea of wearing unattractive metal braces for long periods can be discouraging. Invisalign clear braces offer a virtually invisible aligning system that straightens teeth fast and contains no metal. This method uses a series of custom-made aligning trays replaced every two weeks to reposition teeth gradually. Invisalign clear braces are both discreet and convenient, as they are removable to enable eating as well as thorough brushing and flossing.

What Kind of Problems can Invisalign Correct?

There are some cases of severe bite misalignment that may require traditional braces, but Invisalign corrects most mild to moderate orthodontic issues. The trays must be worn for 22 hours per day, at least for optimal results.

Invisalign can help with:

  • Overcrowding
  • Unwanted Gaps
  • Crossbite
  • Overbite
  • Underbite

If you have had orthodontic treatment before and your teeth have shifted out of alignment, Invisalign is a quick and effective method to restore a beautiful, straight smile.

Exceptional Dental Care for Adults

At Richard Denise, DDS, we are dedicated to providing oral health services with an expert hand and a gentle touch. We offer a variety of treatment options, so everyone can have a smile they love. Some of our services include:

Fillings: The filling material is used to close up spaces where decayed enamel has been removed, providing structure and protection. The composite filling material can be color-matched to your tooth, preserving the aesthetics of your smile.

Crowns: Dental crowns cap a tooth to provide strength and protection. They are commonly used when a tooth is severely decayed, fractured, worn down, or has had a root canal. Like cosmetic fillings, crowns can be made to match your natural teeth.

Fixed Bridges: This replacement method suspends up to three prosthetic teeth between two neighboring teeth, which act as supports. The support teeth are fixed with crowns to hold the prosthetic in place, restoring tooth function and preserving the bite.

Root Canal Therapy: Modern root canal therapy is a safe and gentle way to preserve a tooth with severe decay. Our dentist creates an access point to the inner tooth and removes the infected pulp. He then cleans the root canals and places a support material inside to stabilize the tooth roots. The tooth is filled in and topped with a crown, restoring it to ideal health and function.

Tooth Extractions: If a tooth is too decayed or broken to save, an extraction may be necessary. Our office provides gentle and experienced extractions to remove the tooth with maximum comfort.

Zoom! Teeth Whitening: Zoom In-Office Whitening offers a deeper, more dramatic brightening, providing more visible results than other whitening methods. While many whitening products can handle minor recent stains, in-office whitening uses a powerful concentration of bleach to eliminate stubborn enamel stains that have built up over the years.

Dental Emergencies: We strive to provide you with the care you need and make every effort to cover all emergencies within the same day we receive your call. We'll carefully examine the situation and work to provide the treatment that will best protect your dental health. We prioritize those in need and will do what it takes to ensure you receive quality, effective dental care when you need it most.

Affordable Dental Care

We understand that oral health care for a family can be costly, so we work with you to help make your dental care more affordable. We accept most PPO insurances as well as care credit. We also have our in-house financing to encourage regular care that fits your lifestyle and your budget. Call us for more details on our Smile Club!

Gentle Dentistry in a Family Environment

At Richard Denise, DDS, our passion is giving you back your reason to smile. No matter your age, your teeth need expert dental care to stay healthy and promote a positive quality of life. Our team cares about the dental health and well-being of everyone in your family.

With experienced services ranging from basic cleanings to dental emergencies and everything in between, Richard Denise, DDS provides gentle, compassionate dentistry for all of your family's needs. Schedule an appointment today!