Family Dentistry Q & A
What does family dentistry include?
The experts at Gentle Dental Family Care offer a full menu of dental services for men, women, and children of all ages. Many families enjoy the convenience of sharing the same dentist in the same office.
With family dentistry, your provider gets to know the whole family and connects your health history for a clear picture of your overall dental needs. At Gentle Dental Family Care, your family can tap into any of these family dentistry services:
- Routine exams
- Professional cleanings
- Cavity repair
- Root canals
- Crowns, bridges, and veneers
- Oral surgery
How often should I schedule an appointment with a dentist?
In general, everyone in your family should have a dental cleaning and exam every six months. Routine checkups are the best way to keep your gums and teeth healthy and prevent future problems.
What can I expect during a dental exam and cleaning?
When you or one of your family members comes to Gentle Dental Family Care for a cleaning, your hygienist ensures your comfort and uses a custom tool to remove plaque and tartar. With a flavored paste, your hygienist moves a soft brush from tooth to tooth to clean and polish. The cleaning concludes with flossing and may include a fluoride treatment.
During your checkup, your dentist takes X-Rays, evaluates your gums for signs of recession, checks for cavities or decay, and surveys the interior of your mouth for lesions. The doctor may check your bite and recommend a follow-up procedure if any signs of decay or other problems are evident.
What can my family do to maintain good oral health?
Besides biannual exams and cleanings, there are several measures you can take to optimize your family's oral health:
- Brush your teeth after every meal
- Avoid sugary beverages
- Don’t smoke
- Minimize dark beverages like coffee, wine, and tea
- Floss every night
- Use a fluoridated toothpaste
The team at Gentle Dental Family Care are enthusiastic about education that supports your dental health. Ask for a proper brushing or flossing demonstration and feel free to ask any questions you have about ways to take care of your teeth and gums.
When you need expert dental care for your whole family, trust the caring providers at Gentle Dental Family Care. Call today or book your appointment online.