Our Services

Your smile, comfort, and oral health are our top priorities. Whether you’re seeking routine preventative care, advanced restorative treatments, or cosmetic enhancements, our dedicated team uses the latest techniques and technologies to deliver exceptional results. Whatever your goals or concerns, George Family Dentistry is here to guide and support you every step of the way.

Our Services

Your smile, comfort, and oral health are our top priorities. Whether you’re seeking routine preventative care, advanced restorative treatments, or cosmetic enhancements, our dedicated team uses the latest techniques and technologies to deliver exceptional results. Whatever your goals or concerns, George Family Dentistry is here to guide and support you every step of the way.
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Cleanings & Preventative Care

Cleanings and preventative care form the cornerstone of lasting oral health. At George Family Dentistry, we emphasize these foundational services so that our patients enjoy a lifetime of healthy smiles. Regular, professional cleanings remove accumulated plaque and tartar that daily brushing might miss, preventing cavities and gum disease. Beyond cleaning, our preventative approach gives patients guidance on oral hygiene practices and dietary habits, equipping them with the knowledge to maintain optimal dental health between visits. With a proactive stance on oral care, we aim to catch and address potential issues before they escalate – ensuring a vibrant smile for years to come!
  • Digital X-Rays
  • Routine Exams & Cleanings
  • Fluoride Treatments
  • Oral Cancer Exams
  • Sealants
  • Periodontics
  • Pediatric Dentistry
  • Healthy Habits Education

Veneers & Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry is a perfect blend of art and dental science. At George Family Dentistry, we know that a confident, gleaming smile can have an impact on your self-esteem. That’s why we offer an expansive range of cosmetic services tailored to your individual needs. Our treatments are delivered with a meticulous touch and the latest in dental innovation, from veneers and in-office teeth whitening to bridges and crowns. Rather than focus solely on aesthetics, we aim for a harmonious balance so that every revamped smile perfectly complements the patient’s facial structure and character. Elevate your smile from ordinary to extraordinary with George Family Dentistry.
  • Composite Fillings
  • Porcelain Crowns (Caps)
  • Porcelain Fixed Bridges
  • Porcelain Veneers
  • Cracked/Chipped Tooth Repair
  • Zoom!® Teeth Whitening Services

Implants & Restoration

Modern advancements in dentistry, paired with cutting-edge technology, have expanded our capacity to restore teeth to their natural form, function, and aesthetic. Dr. George has extensive implant training in both implant surgery and implant prosthodontics. In 2017-2018, Dr. George completed the LSU Dental Implant Continuum for Treatment Planning, Placement, and Restoration of Implants. He implements the latest technologies to guide his dental implant surgeries, which simplifies the implant restorative process. If you ever need restorative dental care, Dr. George and his team can guide you toward the most comfortable and minimally invasive solutions for your issues.

  • Composite Fillings
  • Porcelain Crowns (Caps)
  • Porcelain Fixed Bridges
  • Full & Partial Dentures
  • Root Canal Therapy
  • Implant Crowns & Abutment
  • Implant Supported Dentures
  • Full Arch Fixed Implant Restorations

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I improve my oral health at home?

Improving your oral health at home is crucial to maintaining a radiant and healthy smile. Regular and thorough brushing, ideally twice a day, using fluoride toothpaste is the first step. Make sure that you brush all surfaces of your teeth, including the often-neglected back molars. We highly recommend an electric toothbrush to ensure thorough, full mouth hygiene between office visits. Flossing daily can also help remove food particles and plaque from between the teeth and below the gumline where your toothbrush can’t reach. Replace your toothbrush or toothbrush head every three to four months, or sooner if the bristles are frayed.

Even with the best home care, regular dental check-ups are essential to catch potential issues early and get professional cleanings. Combining diligent at-home care with routine dental visits will set you on the path to optimal oral health.

What is the difference between a routine cleaning and a deep cleaning?

A routine cleaning and a deep cleaning serve different purposes and address varying degrees of oral health concerns. A routine cleaning, often referred to as prophylaxis, is performed on patients with healthy gums and focuses on removing plaque, tartar, and minor stains from the surface and slightly below the gumline. This type of cleaning is preventive and is recommended twice a year to maintain good oral health.

Deep cleanings, technically known as scaling and root planing, is a procedure that targets gum disease. It’s prescribed for patients with significant plaque and tartar buildup, especially those exhibiting signs of periodontal disease like gum inflammation and bone loss. During a deep cleaning, the dentist or hygienist meticulously cleans between the gums and teeth down to the roots, removing bacteria and smoothing the root surfaces to prevent further buildup.

How do I know if I have gum disease?

Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, often presents with various symptoms. Common signs include:

  • Inflamed, red, or swollen gums,
  • Bleeding at the gumline (especially when brushing or flossing),
  • Persistent bad breath,
  • Painful chewing,
  • New or worsening sensitivities,
  • Receding gumline,
  • Loose or shifting teeth, &
  • Formation of deep pockets between the teeth and gums.

It’s essential to note that gum disease can progress silently, showing minimal signs even in its advanced stages. Therefore, regular dental check-ups are crucial, as a dentist can detect early signs that might be overlooked or unnoticed.

What should I do if I have an emergency after hours?

If you encounter a dental emergency after regular office hours, remain calm and take immediate action. Our established patients of record should call our office to see if there is a staff member available to speak with you. We offer guidance for urgent situations, even if we cannot treat you immediately. In some cases, the dentist may be able to see you after hours.

If the emergency involves severe trauma, uncontrollable bleeding, or extreme pain, it’s advisable to head to the nearest emergency room. For less critical issues, such as a chipped tooth or lost filling, you can wait until regular hours but should contact your dentist as soon as possible for guidance and to schedule an appointment. Always remember to prioritize your safety and well-being, seeking professional assistance when in doubt.

How can I alleviate anxiety about going to the dentist?

Dental anxiety is a common concern for patients, and there are several things you can do to help. Open communication with your dentist is essential; discussing your fears allows them to adapt treatments to your comfort level.

We offer sedation dentistry, using nitrous oxide or oral sedatives to ensure patients remain relaxed during procedures. Distractions, such as listening to calming music or watching a show, can help divert attention from the treatment. Deep breathing exercises or guided meditation before the appointment can also reduce stress levels.

Remember, dental technologies and methods have rapidly evolved with an increased emphasis on patient comfort, making modern dental visits much more pleasant than they might have been in the past.

Is an electric toothbrush better than a manual toothbrush?

The choice between electric and manual toothbrushes boils down to personal preference and individual brushing technique. Electric toothbrushes can be beneficial for those who have difficulty with manual dexterity, as they require less physical effort and can cover more surface area in a shorter amount of time. Their rotating and oscillating actions can also ensure a more consistent cleaning, which can be especially helpful for those who tend to brush too hard or too softly with a manual brush. However, a manual toothbrush, when used with the correct technique, can be just as effective in cleaning teeth as an electric brush! The key is to use a toothbrush that you’re comfortable with and to maintain a thorough and consistent brushing routine. Regardless of the type you choose, it’s essential to replace the brush or brush head every three to four months, or sooner if the bristles are frayed.


Meet Dr. Matthew George, DDS


Dr. Matthew George

Dr. Matthew D. George, D.D.S. is a proud native of Lake Charles and boasts an illustrious academic and professional career as a leading dental expert in Lake Charles. He graduated from the LSU School of Dentistry in 2014, where he was named the Most Promising General Dentist of his class and earned a scholarship for advanced training at The Pankey Institute. Dr. George has held significant positions, including the Secretary/Treasurer of the Southwest District Dental Association and the President of the Calcasieu Parish Dental Society.

His roles in respected professional dental associations, combined with his relentless pursuit of education, showcase Dr. George’s commitment to the industry and his unwavering dedication to delivering top-tier patient care.