Importance of Family Dentistry

Introduction 

Everyone knows how important oral health is. Maintaining healthy, clean, and strong teeth brings a beautiful smile to our entire life. It also helps reduce the risk of infections, heart disease, and even cancer. Family dentistry is more important than ever. As oral hygiene becomes more important, finding a reliable family dental practice is also essential. 

At The Dental Dimensions, dentists provide preventive and restorative family dental services to patients of all ages to help them maintain good oral health. Since childhood, creating healthy gums and teeth has mainly been important. 

 

What is Family Dentistry?  

Family dentists provide dental treatment to people from childhood to adulthood if the patient so desires. This allows the dentist to keep a detailed record of the patient’s dental treatment history and needs. In addition, the entire family can visit the same dentist, saving time and leading to more personalized care. 

 

Family dentists specialize in a wide range of services for patients of all ages, including: 

 1) General dental treatment 

 2) Fluoride treatment 

 3) Tooth restoration 

 4) Sedative dentistry 

 5) Restorative dentistry 

 

 Inspection and cleaning for the whole family 

 Regular checkups and cleanings are essential for patients of all ages, whether they are elderly or small children in our family. 

Regular cleaning by a specialist is required to remove substances from your teeth and gums. Home oral hygiene practices can remove plaque, but some will remain. This plaque turns into tartar, but it cannot be removed at home with regular brushing or dental floss. It would be best to visit your dentist to have your teeth cleaned professionally. 

 

Professional tooth cleaning gently removes substances from your teeth and gums. Children learn a lot about the importance of oral hygiene during the cleaning process. Some dental hygienists provide easy-to-understand oral hygiene education for children. 

Regular dental examinations are just as important as regular general health examinations. You need to schedule standard tests for your family to fix potential dental health problems as soon as possible. Early detection of tooth decay and periodontal disease enables mild and cost-effective interventions. Depending on the patient’s age and medical history, the dentist may opt for oral cancer screening. For children, our team focuses on plaque build-up, tooth decay, and the effects of diet on oral health. 

 

The importance of family dentistry 

Here are some of the reasons why family dentistry is so important: 

You can easily track the health of your family and keep a record of; 

1) The dental treatment of the whole family. Our family dentists can help you anticipate problems and find practical solutions.  

2) The Dental Dimensions provides you with convenience and comfort. Each of your family members will be taken to the same practice. You can schedule your appointment accordingly. 

3) Helps prevent the occurrence of oral problems.

4) It also helps set an example before the child demonstrates the importance of maintaining oral health.  

At The Dental Dimensions, we understand the needs of children and the elderly. Our dental practice always welcomes you and your family warm and friendly. We value, respect, and treat our families to build positive relationships with our patients. Call us today and make your promise for a healthy family.  

 

Family Dentistry-General, preventive and comprehensive treatment for all age groups 

Not all general dentists are family dentists. Though not as professional as pediatric dentists, most family dentists have at least some training in working with their children. This means that family dentistry is designed to help you address your oral hygiene needs and your child’s needs at every stage of your life.  

 

Family dentists understand that children have different dental needs than adults, and they are trained to provide professional care to meet their unique oral hygiene needs. A family dentist can think of it as a “one-stop-shop. “Family dentists understand the changes that occur in the child’s mouth at every stage of life and are trained to provide a gentle and compassionate approach to dentistry. 

 

 Family Dental Services-What to Expect?

 Most family dentists offer oral hygiene and preventive dentistry services and may also provide oral surgery such as orthodontics, dental implants, and aesthetic dentistry. 

 

The most common services are: 

Regular 6-month cleaning and inspection-

Tooth cleaning and a 6-month inspection are essential to allow the dentist to monitor your oral health and your child’s oral hygiene.

Fluoride Treatment and Tooth Sealants-

Fluoride and tooth sealants help fight cavities and are commonly used in children prone to cavities. 

Caries Screening and Filling-Family dentists specialize in caries identification and padding treatment, as caries are the most common preventable child health condition.

Orthodontics-Most family dentists offer orthodontic tests, but not all provide in-house orthodontics and may be referred to another specialist. 

Treatment of periodontal disease: Periodontal disease is so common in adults that family dentists can use deep lavage, gingival flap surgery, antibiotics, etc., to treat cases of periodontitis and periodontal disease.

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