Family dentistry deals with the oral health of every member of a family at any given point in their life. Older adults have different dentistry needs than children, and a qualified family dentist can provide a wide range of oral care services to all family members. Family dentistry deals explicitly with oral hygiene and the safety of teeth.
What Notable Services Are Provided By a Family Dentist?
Some of the unique services provided by a family dentist include the following:
- Regular dental cleanings for all ages
- Fluoride treatments for children
- Identifying and filling cavities and tooth decay for all ages
- Application of dental sealants to conceal cracks and chips in the teeth
- Orthodontic treatment to correct teeth alignment
- Treatment for gum diseases
- Root canal treatments for restoring decayed and damaged teeth
- Cosmetic therapies such as teeth whitening and veneers
What Are Some Advantages Of Family Dentistry?
- Having a family dentist means driving to a single location for all the family members. As a result, it is much more convenient. On the same day, multiple appointments can be made for different members of a family. This can be useful for biannual checkups and cleanings.
- Family dentists offer a wide range of dental services, including cosmetic and orthodontic care.
- Complete care for all ages, including cleanings, general exams, fillings, root canal therapy, extractions, sealant treatments, crowns, bridges, and more.
- A family dentist will have a complete dental record of your child and ensure that they are growing correctly, based on their factors. This is essential because growing children will undergo significant changes in the development of their teeth, gums, and jaws up until they reach their late teens. The family dentist can also identify potential problems with their teeth’s development even before they could occur.
- A family dentist will have a unique opportunity to see how a child’s dental health is progressing in relation to their family members’ dental health. This is because some oral health conditions are genetic, including the vulnerability to tooth decay, misaligned teeth, gum disease, and oral cancer. Even factors such as tooth color or the arrangement in which a baby’s teeth erupt can all be connected to genetics.
- Another convenient advantage is the knowledge that your child’s entire dental history is located at one dental practice. If any specialized treatment is required, the specialist you are referred to will be able to recover your child’s dental records quickly rather than having to request records from multiple sources.
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