Dr. Tyler Jacques, Washington DC dentist, was raised in a family devoted to dentistry. In the small Northern Michigan community where he grew up, Dr. Jacques father was a dentist and his mother was a hygienist and office manager for more than 30 years. Dr. Jacques saw firsthand how dental professionals build lasting relationships with patients and knew that dentistry was the perfect career for him as well.
As a graduate of the University of Floridas College of Dentistry, Dr. Jacques had the opportunity to study at one of the nations top schools for dentistry. After completing school, he took over operations for his fathers practice and also worked for four years in Chicago as an associate dentist. While in Chicago, Dr. Jacques dedicated much of his time to working in a clinic for underserved individuals.
From exploring local restaurants and shops, to walking his French Bulldog in the beautiful parks, Dr. Jacques is excited to take full advantage of everything the Capitol Hill community has to offer. In his spare time, he enjoys jogging and biking.
Dr. Poorna Phaltankar, associate dentist, is thrilled to join Dr. Jacques team at Capitol Family Dentistry. Raised in Virginia Beach, Dr. Phaltankar, or Dr. P, spent most of her life in Virginia. She attended the University of Virginia and then completed a masters degree at Georgetown. She spent one year in southwest Virginia working for AmeriCorps before she attended Tufts University School of Dental medicine. Dr. Phaltankar completed a general practice residency at the University of Vermont Medical Center in 2018.
Dr. Tyler Jacques, Washington DC family dentist, offers preventive care, including exams, cleanings, and digital x-rays. Early detection of dental problems is essential to gain optimal oral health. The American Dental Association recommends that you follow a schedule of twice yearly cleanings and exams.
According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, your child should visit the dentist within six months after the presence of the first tooth or by his or her first birthday. Early oral examination aids in the detection of the initial stages of tooth decay. Early detection is also essential to maintain good oral health.
Have ever found yourself hiding your smile, avoiding photos, or covering your mouth because youre unhappy with the appearance of your teeth? At Capitol Family Dentistry in Seward Square, we can help. We offer a range of services to give you the smile of your dreams.
Restorative dentistry is used to restore the strength and beauty of your smile. If youve been suffering from pain caused by decay or other health conditions, you may benefit from restorative therapy. We offer conservative treatment solutions to preserve your natural teeth, as well as tooth replacement options.
Periodontics involves the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal disease. Periodontal disease is the leading cause of tooth loss. At our dental office, we will gently evaluate your gums and overall oral health, and if necessary, will make recommendations for treatment.
Dr. Tyler Jacques, cosmetic dentist in Washington DC, can help you have the smile you have always wanted. No more hiding your smile or avoiding pictures because you are embarrased. Cosmetic dentistry is about making your dreams come true. If you ever hide your smile because youre unhappy with your teeth, its time to consider our cosmetic smile solutions.
A lifetime of healthy teeth begins with good dental habits. Give your child a solid foundation by bringing them to our Washington DC team for an exam and cleaning twice each year. Dr. Tyler Jacques and the Capitol Family Dentistry team are proud to offer the highest-quality standard of care for children of all ages.
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry has found that your child should visit the dentist within six months after the presence of the first tooth or by his or her first birthday. Early oral examination aids in the detection of the initial stages of tooth decay. Early detection is also essential to maintaining good oral health.
During each visit, we will gently clean your childs teeth and remove any plaque or tartar. We will carefully examine their mouth and teeth for any potential issues. Regular cleanings and exams can help prevent tooth decay, gum disease, and other oral health issues.
Tooth decay has become the most common chronic childhood illness in the U.S. We will teach you and your child how to properly brush and floss their teeth as they grow. We will discuss dental hygiene habits and healthy food choices. We will teach your child to be our partner in keeping their mouth and teeth healthy.
We may recommend treating your childs teeth with fluoride. This mineral can strengthen tooth enamel, making teeth more resistant to decay. Fluoride may be applied in office or used in certain toothpastes and mouth rinses.
In some cases, we may recommend the use of dental sealants. Sealants are a protective coating applied to the chewing surfaces of molars. Recent studies have found that sealants can be highly effective in preventing tooth decay.