Family Dentistry

You probably know how difficult it is to schedule separate dental appointments for yourself, your partner, and your children. But if you choose a family dentistry practice in Silver Spring, Maryland, you’ll find that you’ll spend far less time for just as many dental appointments for you and your family. 

Being a family dental practice, Cummins Dental Group is all-inclusive for dental treatments that you may need. The fundamental distinction between family dentists and general dentists is that their practices are different. While general dentists can act as your primary care dentist, they will frequently have to refer you or your family to other dentists who have more specific knowledge, such as pediatric dentists, for better dental care.

A family dentist frequently functions as a “one-stop” shop for all of your family’s dental requirements and wants. That’s why we specialize in Family Dentistry.


3 Main Benefits of Family Dentistry 

Convenient Scheduling: 

Do you find it challenging to keep up with yearly appointments, cosmetic procedures, or oral surgeries? Family dentistry allows a family to make a single phone call to schedule appointments for a 10-year-old, spouse, teenager, or elderly relative or parent.

Wide Variety of Services: 

There are no restrictions for the family when scheduling dentist appointments for everyone in the house, not even a six-month or yearly cleaning. Cosmetic dentistry, bonding, and dental implants in Silver Spring, Maryland, are just a few of the inclusive services we offer. Many dentists recommend oral sedation for family members afraid of the dentist (a condition known as odontophobia). Oral sedation allows patients to undergo dental care without feeling stiff or uncomfortable.

Comfortable Environment: 

Because we see patients of all ages, we have created our office into a fun yet professional environment where children and parents will feel comfortable. We offer minor sedation services to help improve the overall dental experience for those who experience anxiety or stress. 


Family Dentistry Services 

Being a family dentist means that we have almost every treatment or service you or a member of your family may need right here in our dental office. Below we have listed some of our services that you may find general practices don’t offer their patients. 


Orthodontics is the diagnosis and correction of crooked teeth and misaligned bite patterns. Traditionally, patients requiring or wanting orthodontic care would need to look to orthodontists to receive treatment. To make things easier for our patients, we offer Invisalign in Silver Spring, Maryland. Invisalign is a clear orthodontic treatment that consists of customized retainer-like aligners that move your teeth over time. 

Root Canal Therapy: 

When a tooth becomes severely infected, all the way to the pulp or the nerve center of the tooth, a root canal may save the natural tooth. In this procedure, we carefully go into the center of your tooth, remove all the pulp, clean and fill the tooth, and then seal it off with a beautiful dental crown. 

Periodontal Disease Therapy: 

The disease of the gums, or periodontal disease, infects your gum tissue through the build-up of plaque and tartar (hardened plaque). If Dr. Cummins diagnoses this disease quickly, he can reverse it, but it can eat away at gum tissue and the jaw bone when left to spread. In more advanced cases of periodontal disease, tooth loss is a possibility. At Cummins Dental Group, we perform numerous treatments for this disease to help save your natural teeth and replace gum tissue if needed. 

Schedule your Family Today 

Whether one member of your family is due for a cleaning or another needs a restorative procedure, call today and get them both scheduled at once. We are here to serve every family in Silver Spring, Maryland! Please get in touch with us or see us if you want to know more details about our services. 

Dr. Adrian Cummins. Cummins Dental Group General, Cosmetic, Restorative, Family Dentistry dentist in Silver Spring MD 20902

Dr. Denise Taylor-Shaw's Gentle Touch Dental is now Cummins Dental Group.

The same great team, just a new name!