Howard Family Dental

Howard Family Dental - General dentist in Savannah, GA
533 Stephenson Ave, Savannah, GA 31405
Closes at 6:45pm
Monday11:00am - 6:45pm
Tuesday7:00am - 2:45pm
Wednesday7:00am - 2:45pm
Thursday7:00am - 4:45pm
Friday7:00am - 12:45pm

February has been designated Gum Disease Awareness Month! Initially launched by the Institute for Advanced Laser Dentistry, its purpose is to raise awareness about gum disease and encourage healthy dental habits to prevent it.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), gum disease, also referred to as periodontitis, is the result of infections and inflammation of the gums and bone that surround and support the teeth. In the early stages, the gums can become swollen and red, and they may bleed. As it progresses, the gums can pull away from the tooth, which can eventually result in bone and tooth loss. Not only does gum disease affect your mouth, it can affect your body as well. Regular check-ups and good oral hygiene are important to ensure everything is healthy.

Periodontal disease is mostly seen in adults, with 47.2% of those aged 30 years and older having some form of it. This risk only increases with age. On top of age, there are many other risk factors that can increase your chance of developing gum disease. One of the primary risk factors is smoking, followed by poor oral hygiene, diabetes, stress, hormonal changes and medications that cause dry mouth.

While gum disease starts in the mouth, when left untreated, it can start affecting many other parts of the body as well. This includes respiratory disease, rheumatoid arthritis, coronary artery disease and diabetes.


Rating 4.8 out of 5 based on 316 reviews

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Naomi Singleton
a year ago
I had an awesome visit today at Howard Family Dental. There service is always spectacular. I always learn something new regarding maintaining my dental health. No matter which dental care profession you get, the level of care is always on par with their high professional standards. By maintaining my dental care consistently, issues are proactively addressed so they don't present future issues. I highly recommend Howard Family Dental.

anthony harris
a year ago
My dental experience has always been great at Howard Family Dental. I'm always treated with great hospitality. I love Dr. Emily because she has a humble spirit. My Hygienist Erin cleaned my teeth extremely well while guiding me thru mu experience.

Ellen Stoolmiller
a year ago
I went to Howard Family Dental after putting off dental care for years out of anxiety. The team there was incredibly understanding and kind and helped me make a plan to get my teeth healthy again that was both affordable and not too overwhelming. I look forward to continuing to work with them!

Stephanie Bodie
a year ago
Howard Dental is the best dentist office I have ever used. They are patient and friendly and they have helped with my fears of dentistry. I highly recommend them too anyone. My experience is limited to the Stevenson office. They are wonderful!

M. L. Green
a year ago
My name for Howard Dental clinic is Gentle Hands, since I've been going there they've always been gentle and pain free The women are caring and professional, excellent work and a great experience.

Sandra Moore
a year ago
I love howard dental the staff is awesome.

Wanda Jones
a year ago
Truly a nice, calming, professional, and friendly office staff and practice. The Dental Hygienist that has been working me is working miracles with my oral health. I'm very satisfied that I chose Howard Family Dental. Thanks Wanda Jones

Anthony "Turtle" Kirkland
a year ago
They were awesome and efficient. Best dentist team that I've been to as an adult.

Courtney Moore
a year ago
The staff are friendly and polite. When I got my cleaning it was the gentlest I've ever had done and nothing hurt. They really care about you and your comfort.

roman czerwinski
a year ago
Personable and detail oriented. Juan is great.

Russell Christian
a year ago
From the first meeting Alyisha was fantastic, she was very knowledgeable, professional, and courteous I would recommend all my family and friends to this office. Dr. Emily is awesome as well great family atmosphere.

chris johnson
2 years ago
I love the customer service and timeliness of the staff.

Leroy Bolden
2 years ago
I was welcomed with a smile and cordial greeting. Ms Lin led me to the exam and treatment area, examined my teeth and said you need to floss better. That is not what I was hoping for but we discussed it and she suggested that I try a water pik. So in hopes of getting a better report at my next cleaning guess what I am getting . You got it!

James Williams
2 years ago
Nice place all around. From the time you walk in until you come out .

Lisa Spellman
2 years ago
Very friendly and comfortable place. Staff very helpful and informative.

Sarah Daniels
2 years ago
I have never had a negative experience at Howard Family Dental. The staff are kind and friendly and so is the dentist and the hygienists. I've had negative experiences at other offices in town, this one is definitely the best.

Joy Pinckney
2 years ago
Used to be a great place until Dr. Julie sold her practice. They are awful now. My hygienist of 7 years is no longer there and my cleanings have suffered because of it. Cheaper labor doesn't mean better labor. The final insult was when they took it upon themselves to make an appointment for me at Savannah Periodontist after I told them I did not want one. I only found out when the periodontist texted my appointment time. Wow!! Never again.

joe baker
2 years ago
My 1st visit was great friendly staff very professional They are very caring . They are willing to help you improve Your teeth's health and helping you get back on the right track. Most dentist office I've been to I left in a little pain but today with Howard family dental I left feeling better than I ever felt at a dentals office.. thank you for the great experience

2 years ago
I have been using the Howard Family Dental group for years. They have plenty of staff to take care of you. The dental assistants that have worked on my mouth are excellent. I have had two different dentist in the group. I am very pleased with both. The office is very clean and well run. I highly recommend The Howard Family Group and they also give a discount if you don't have insurance.

Herman Venaas
2 years ago
Outstanding service, polite and knowledgeable personnel, I highly recommend the Howard Family Dental Clinic.

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