A family dentist treats patients of all ages, from infancy to adulthood, and can treat a variety of oral health conditions for their age group. Family dentistry makes getting dental care for the whole family a lot easier with more convenient appointments and the ability to screen for hereditary oral health problems.
Treatments include preventative, restorative, and emergency dental treatments. A family dentist gives your children time to form a close and trusting relationship with the same dental professional over many years, which helps reduce stress and anxiety. Contact us today to schedule an appointment at Summerbrook Dental.
A family dentist can detect hereditary dental problems by treating both parent and child.
During your consultation with Dr. Calvin Eastwood, the health of your teeth and gums will be assessed and some x-rays may be taken. This helps us detect the presence of tooth decay, gum disease, or other issues that may need to be treated.
If any issues such as damage to the teeth, cavities, or gum disease are detected, Dr. Eastwood will develop a treatment plan in coordination with you to have these problems corrected. If nothing is detected, we can perform a standard preventative cleaning.
Cavities can be filled, dental work restored, and oral diseases treated if necessary.
Depending on the case, you may require some follow-up visits to ensure the problem has been completely eradicated. Dr. Eastwood will discuss any aftercare measures you need to take depending on the treatment you received.
A family dentist offers your family the opportunity and convenience of a one-stop shop for dental needs. When everyone in your family sees the same dentist, this allows for back-to-back or simultaneous appointments so you don’t have to worry about juggling around schedules and taking kids out of school.
A family dentist also has more knowledge of hereditary problems, unlike a pediatric dentist who only treats children. When oral health problems are detected in parents, this gives us the foresight to monitor these problems in children for early detection that can save you a lot of time and money. Another important aspect of a family dentist is developing a good relationship with oral care for your child from an early age. By taking the whole family to see the same dentist from the time they’re an infant, you reduce the likelihood of dental anxiety. Children who regularly see the dentist are less likely to have painful oral health problems that cause some people to avoid the dentist.
Tooth decay is the 2nd most common disease in the U.S.
They can last anywhere between 5 to 15 years. They will last at least 5-7 but if you maintain proper oral hygiene, they can last for more than 10 years.
To maintain proper oral hygiene and increase the lifespan of your dental bridges, you need to take care of them as you would your natural teeth. This means regular flossing, brushing your teeth twice a day, getting teeth cleanings every 6 months, and regular dental checkups. It is also advisable to eat a well balanced diet.
dental bridges can prevent your teeth from shifting and causing other problems.