Family Dentistry Calgary, AB

As a full-service family dentist in Calgary, AB, Foothills Dentistry provides a wide range of treatments for patients of all ages. We work with each member of your family individually to better understand their dental needs and create a personalized solution based on those needs. Our team at Foothills Dentistry in Calgary, AB, tailors family dentistry treatments to meet the needs of each member of your family. We make age-appropriate recommendations for your treatment planning and dental care practices.

Dr. Shruti Chahal is a highly-trained family dentist committed to patient-centered, high-quality dentistry. We cherish the relationships we build with our patients over the years. Building a strong bond between patient and dentist inevitably improves the patient experience, especially for younger patients.

Foothills Dentistry considers each patient an extension of our dental family and works closely with them to improve their overall dental health. Whether you need a simple dental filling or periodontal therapy for gum disease, our family dental care team is here to help.

Family Dentistry Calgary AB

Family Dentistry in Calgary, AB

Choosing the right dentist for your young children can be a trial-and-error process. Our family dentist and dental care team at Foothills Dentistry offers compassionate and age-appropriate care for young children.

We understand visiting the dentist can be a scary process for children, so we offer comfortable amenities and services to help them feel at ease during their visit. In the end, young patients may begin to attribute visiting the dentist with something positive.

Visiting the dentist from a young age can help children develop healthy oral health habits that they can follow through adulthood. Learning the proper ways to care for your smile can help prevent future dental issues down the road.

During each visit, our team explores dental education resources to help children better understand their dental health and how to maintain it.

During your child’s visit, we will examine the teeth and gums for any signs of dysfunction. Early intervention is a great way to address dental dysfunction before it develops into a more severe dental issue.

For instance, if we notice any issues in the development or alignment of the teeth, we may recommend a type of orthodontic treatment to help improve the condition of your child’s smile. We make personalized recommendations based on the results of the examination.

Pediatric Dentistry Services:

What To Expect During Your Visit

During your visit, we evaluate your entire mouth and check for any signs of dysfunction. Foothills Dentistry offers a full range of general, cosmetic, restorative, and implant dentistry under one roof.

  • Dental exam
  • Periodontal screening
  • Oral cancer screening
  • Dental caries screening
  • Consultation with Dr. Chahal
  • Dental cleaning (if needed and time allows)

We work with you and your family to help them establish healthy dental health habits that can help support a stable, healthy smile

Family Dentistry FAQs


What is a family dentist?

A family dentist provides many of the same services as a traditional general or pediatric dentistry practice. However, a family dentist is uniquely skilled in offering a full range of restorative, cosmetic, and general dentistry services that can be tailored to match the needs of each member of your family.

A family dentist can treat patients of any age, from toddlers who just developed their first tooth to elderly patients who may need tooth replacement. Your Calgary family dentist is here to ensure your whole family receives the dental care they need to improve the health, beauty, and function of their smiles.

How long should I brush my child’s teeth for them?

It is recommended that parents brush their children’s teeth until the child is capable and committed to his or her own oral routine and care. Around the age of 6, or once your child can tie their own shoes they should have the coordination to brush their own teeth.

Many parents brush their teeth with their children past this point to ensure they care for their teeth.

How long do fillings last before they need to be replaced?

On average fillings last anywhere from 10-12 years before they need replacing. This varies based on the material and placement of the filling. Tooth colored fillings may last a shorter time than metal fillings.

What are some tips for choosing a family dentist?

When choosing a family dentist, there are a few things you should be on the lookout for to be sure that you are making the right choice. It is always important to research your dentists options and see what qualifications and training they have.

Also look at the type of dentistry they practice. Dental techniques and approaches vary from dentist to dentist. Many parents choose to bring their children into the dentist and see how they feel and respond. Discussing options and listening to your child’s thoughts will help you make the decision.

The Benefits of Choosing A Family Dentist

There are several advantages to having a dentist who can treat all members of your family rather than visiting several practices to address your dentistry needs. One of the key benefits of a family dentist is that you don’t have to travel from location to location just to meet the needs of different family members.

Scheduling dental visits can be a hassle, but under the care of a family dentist, all your family’s dental needs can be addressed under one roof.  Also, you can save both time and money if each member of your family visits the same dentist.

Young patients can also benefit from seeing the same dentist from adolescence into adulthood; this builds a strong bond between patients and dentist, which can help children view visiting the dentist as a more positive experience.

Choosing a family dentist offers numerous benefits for you and your entire family. If you are searching for an experienced family dentist in Calgary, AB, visit your trusted dentists at Foothills Dentistry.

New Patients Welcome, Request a Dental Exam Today

If you are searching for an experienced family dentist in Calgary, AB, visit our team at Foothills Dentistry. We provide a full range of dentistry treatments that can be tailored to meet the needs of each member of your family. To learn more about your options, call or request an appointment online.