A family dentist is similar to a general dentist, as each provides services related to the general maintenance of oral hygiene and tooth health. A family dentist is responsible for maintaining oral health by keeping plaque to a minimum, eliminating tooth decay, and cavities are filled, in order to maintain healthy smiles for the entire family.
The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends that you visit your family dentist at least twice a year for a checkup and cleaning. These dental checkups help to ensure the health of your teeth and gums while eliminating plaque buildup and the prevention of tooth decay.
Your family dentist can help monitor the condition of your family’s dental health while keeping an updated record of your dental history to ensure healthy, happy smiles for a lifetime.
In order to provide a fun and comfortable environment for our families we have:
- A “No Cavity Kid” Board
- Flat screen TV to watch all their favorite shows
- Tropical Fish Tank
- Toy Box
In general dentistry, the dentist is the primary care provider for patients of all ages and is responsible for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of conditions, disorders and diseases affecting the teeth, gums and maxillofacial (jaw and face) parts of the body. Even though general dentists primarily provide preventative care and minor restorative therapy, they are often able to perform a wide array of other dental procedures, including some minor cosmetic treatments.
The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends that patients visit their general dentist at least once every six months to ensure proper oral health and functionality. Regular oral health check-ups and maintenance help to prevent the development of serious dental problems that may require more extensive and costly treatments. General dentists are highly educated and trained in multiple facets of dentistry, providing a variety of different services for you and your family including:
- Crowns and bridges
- Dental implants
- Gum disease (Periodontal) treatment
- Root canal therapy
- Teeth cleanings
- Dental fillings
General dentists who do not perform a certain treatment will provide you with a specialist referral.
Call today to schedule an appointment for your dental needs 218-745-4601.