What is a Family Dental Practice? Our Marietta Dentist Explains

Wasn’t life so much easier when all you had to do was look out for yourself? I bet you remember those days!

While we can’t remove the responsibilities from your life (because being an adult is hard), what we can do is make going to the dentist a more pleasant experience…not just for you, but for your spouse, kids, and other family members.

So with that said, we’re going to discuss what being a family dental practice means to us, and how it enables us to provide you and your family with a level of care you will not find anywhere else in the Marietta area of Cobb County.


Dr. Shaila Mohip-Chahwala, dentist in Marietta, GA

What is a family dentist?

Family dentistry has somewhat of a double meaning.

It means that we can provide care for a wide range of dental issues under one roof for all of your family members, but it also means that, at Shining Smiles, we’re a family ourselves!

Some dentists have a concentration in cosmetic, restorative, etc. (which is great), but they cannot provide a high level of care to most families.

With the wide variety of services we offer, we are able to care for parents and their kids all under one roof. In fact, once you meet Dr. Mohip-Chahwala and the rest of the team at Shining Smiles, we don’t think you’ll want to take any of your family members elsewhere.

In fact, take a minute and see what patients are saying on Google & Facebook about Dr. Mohip-Chahwala and the team at Shining Smiles (we’ve combined all reviews on one page for your convenience):

Shining Smiles Reviews

What problems do you solve for patients?

Whether you need a routine dental exam or are considering a complex cosmetic or restorative dental procedure, the team at Shining Smiles Family Dentistry can help. Here are a few of the most common dental problems we treat:

  • Teeth that are stained yellow or brown

  • Teeth that are cracked, chipped, or broken

  • Loose teeth or teeth that are falling out

  • Jaw misalignment (often as the result of TMD or TMJ)

  • Screening for any abnormalities in the mouth (oral cancer screening)

  • Providing care for patients with gum or periodontal disease

And the list goes on and on. Essentially, if any family member is having issues with their teeth or or oral health, Shining Smiles Family Dentistry has them covered.


What about cosmetic and restorative services? Do you do those, too?

Absolutely. While we provide general dentistry services such as routine dental exams, Dr. Mohip-Chahwala also loves helping patients improve their smile and oral health with cosmetic and restorative dentistry.

Whether it’s porcelain veneers, Six Month Smiles, dental implants, or one of the many other options we offer, Dr. Mohip-Chahwala genuinely loves helping patients achieve that perfect smile and improve their self-confidence.

Why should I choose Shining Smiles Family Dentistry?

There are many reasons! Specifically, we’ve come up with 11 of them that we feel separate us from other family dentists in Marietta (formerly located in Powder Springs). We believe being unique and different is so important that we devoted an entire article to just that, which can you read by clicking the link below:

11 Reasons to Choose Shining Smiles as Your Dentist 

Do you accept my insurance? What about financing?

Anyone who doesn’t think that costs come into play when selecting a dental practice doesn’t live in the real world. While we strive to provide immense value to all of our patients, we understand that life is expensive. We do everything we can to provide the dental care you need at an affordable rate.

At Shining Smiles Family Dentistry, we will not recommend a procedure unless you need it. We feel this is a very important distinction and may save you thousands of dollars in the years to come as a patient of Dr. Mohip-Chahwala and Shining Smiles.

That being said, here is more information regarding insurance and financing:


Call our friendly team today!

If you’re in the Marietta, Powder Springs, or West Cobb areas and are looking for a family dentist, we encourage you to give our practice a call so that you can schedule your appointment with Dr. Mohip-Chahwala and meet the wonderful team at Shining Smiles.

Whether you need to make an appointment for your kids, your spouse, or anyone else in your family, we are truly a family dental practice and look forward to welcoming you into the Shining Smiles family!