Family Dentist

Lakewood Dentistry

Zaina Timmons-Farah, DDS

Cosmetic Dentist & General Dentist located in Houston, TX

If you want to preserve your oral health for years to come, it’s important to schedule routine check-ups with a family dentist. At Lakewood Dentistry in Houston, Texas, Zaina Timmons-Farah, DDS, and the team provide preventive, general, and family dentistry services to people of all ages, including cleanings, fillings, digital X-rays, and more. To schedule an appointment, book a consultation online, or call the office and speak with a friendly staff member today.

Family Dentist Q & A

What is a family dentist?

A family dentist is an oral health professional who provides treatment for people of all ages, from children and teenagers to adults and senior citizens. 

By partnering with a family dentist, it’s possible for every member of your family to receive routine dental cleanings and check-ups under one roof. This saves you time and energy and prevents the hassle of visiting multiple practices. 

What services does a family dentist provide?

At Lakewood Dentistry, Dr. Farah offers a full suite of oral health care services, including:

Professional cleanings

Undergoing a professional dental cleaning every six months is one of the easiest ways to lower your risk of tooth decay and gum disease. During a professional cleaning, Dr. Farah carefully removes plaque and tartar from the surface of your teeth. Afterward, she flosses and polishes them and reinforces your enamel with fluoride treatment.

Dental fillings

If you develop a cavity, Dr. Farah might recommend a dental filling. A filling repairs damaged tooth enamel, restoring your biting and chewing abilities. In addition to improving a tooth’s appearance, fillings limit additional damage and prevent harmful bacteria from entering the root canal.

Oral X-rays

Oral X-rays are a routine screening procedure used to detect tooth decay, gum disease, or impacted teeth. X-rays use low doses of radiation to provide detailed images of your tooth roots and jawbone. They can detect potentially serious problems early on, before they present obvious symptoms.


If you have crooked or overcrowded teeth, you might benefit from orthodontics. Orthodontics uses custom-crafted oral appliances to gradually straighten and align your teeth. Dr. Farah doesn’t use traditional metal braces. Instead, she offers clear aligners that snap over the surface of your teeth. 

Cosmetic dentistry

If you crack or chip a tooth or develop a cavity, you might benefit from cosmetic dentistry. Cosmetic dentistry uses several techniques to improve the physical appearance of your gums, teeth, and smile. Some of the most common types of cosmetic dentistry include crowns, dental implants, and dentures.

How often should I schedule a family dentist appointment?

If you want to preserve your oral health for years to come, it’s important to schedule an appointment with a family dentist once every six months. This applies even if your teeth and gums feel relatively healthy. Common problems like tooth decay and periodontitis don’t always present obvious symptoms.

Regular check-ups can alert you to potential problems early on when they respond best to treatment.

To learn more about the benefits of working with a family dentist, schedule an appointment at Lakewood Dentistry. Book a consultation online, or call the office and speak with a friendly staff member today.