There are many dentists who restrict themselves and their practices to certain age groups, however, we at Bright White Dental Centre believe that excellent dental care is a family value. We strive to cater to each and every single member of your family with compassion and individual care that they deserve regardless of age.
Family dentistry is the branch of dental medicine which recognizes and focuses on the specific oral health needs of each member of a family during every stage of life.
It is quite easy to confuse family dentistry with general dentistry as both provide services related to the general maintenance of oral hygiene and tooth health, however, the words family dentistry have more than just one meaning. Not only are they the summation of basic dental services available, these words describe a dentist’s philosophy and values.
A family dentist will care for a wide variety of patients, ranging from very young patients to older adults. Like many dentists nowadays, we at Bright White Dental Centre believe that a child’s first dental visit should be at the end of their first year. A family dentist, who is concerned with the overall health of a patient’s teeth, is usually the first dental line of defense against dental abnormalities of any child.
The dentists at Bright White Dental Centre understand that children’s teeth change with age and are experts in dealing with the changes accordingly.
Family Dentistry Services
There are a number of dental services which fall under the family dentistry spectrum. Some of the dental services offered at Bright White Dental center are:
- Regularly Scheduled Cleanings and Examinations
- Fluoride Treatments
- Fissure Sealants
- Dental Fillings
- Dental Crowns and Bridges
- Periodontal Therapy
Apart from the basic dental services, the family dentists also provide a range of cosmetic dentistry treatments in order to address any of the aesthetic imperfections the patient’s may have.
As family dentistry is considered as a predominantly preventative field, a family dentist may also take dental radiographs on a timely basis to look for cavities or to catch any other dental problems before the patient requires any advanced dental procedure. These advanced dental procedures, performed by dental specialists include orthodontic, periodontal, and endodontic or implant treatments.
Why Family Dentistry?
A family dentist is dedicated in helping their patients maintain a healthy and beautiful smile throughout their lifetime. Not only will a family dentist ensure the optimal health of a patient’s oral environment, they will also give them tips and recommendations for brushing, flossing, and rinsing as well as other information about how to prevent plaque and tooth decay.
If you see your family dentist regularly, every three to six months and take care of your teeth as your dentist advises you to, it is quite possible you might never need to seek additional dental services. Routine dental checkups with your family dentist are important as they allow the dentist to maintain a patient’s good oral health as well as fix any dental problems before they reach any degree of severity.