Family Dentistry: Providing Dental Care for the Whole Family
Y our intial consultation with your Bakersfield dentist is a great opportunity for you to learn more about the practice and get comfortable with your surroundings. You will become familiar with our talented and friendly staff in addition to your one on one discussion with your dentist. There you will be able to express your likes and dislikes regarding your smile. Your dentist will then be able to evaluate your case, and establish a treatment plan to achieve the best results possible to give you the smile you always wanted!
What is Family Dentistry
Family dentistry is similar to the practice of general dentistry with some minor exceptions. Both practices deal with tooth health and oral hygiene and are often used interchangeably. Family dentists are known to accept patients of all ages making any office providing such services an ideal choice for patients with children. Family dentists will provide care for you children’s baby teeth as well as your adult teeth.
Patients are welcome to meet the dentist and visit the office before making their first appointment as it is important that you and your children are comfortable with the dentist and the dental environment. Visiting the dentist as a child may be daunting at first but here at your Bakersfield dentist we wish to ensure that every visit is a comfortable and successful one.
By treating patients of all ages, your ‘ family dentist allows patients to book family appointments. This way your family can be treated in the same day, meaning fewer appointments necessary and making it easier to fit oral hygiene into your busy schedule. Dental hygiene is important, and by booking family appointments you not only save time, and transportation, it also makes trips to the dentist easier which ultimately ensures that your family will maintain great oral health. Your dental health is our top priority. Regular appointments can ensure preventative care rather than treating dental issues that have already evolved.
Family dentistry provides regular cleanings, fluoride treatments, and other such basic dental work that may be necessary to maintain your family’s oral health. Patients should schedule regular check-ups to hinder the development of more serious dental problems such as cavities, root canals, and gum disease. With regular check-ups, your Bakersfield family dentist can take the X-rays necessary to check for developing cavities so that they may be treated as quickly as possible. Below we have listed some of the services provided in family dentistry. Services offered include, but are not limited to:
- Dental Fillings
- Tooth Color Restorations
- Dental Crown and Dental Bridge
- Teeth Whitening
- Dental Veneers
- Dental Implants
- Extractions / Wisdom Teeth
- Root Canal Therapy
- Full/Partial Dentures
- Orthodontic Care / Invisalign
By scheduling regular appointments for preventative dental care, you may never need treatment for additional dental procedures. Keep your smile healthy with regular cleanings and maintain your smile’s radiance with tooth whitening and we guarantee your smile will light up any room. Your Bakersfield family dentist will provide you and your family with tips for brushing, flossing and rinsing to help prevent the development of tooth decay and plaque between your visits. Family dentistry can take the stress out of appointments and help you and your family stay on track with a healthy oral hygiene schedule.
Both the American and Canadian Dental Association (ADA/CDA) recommend patients visit their family dentist at least twice a year. These check-ups will provide routine cleaning to help prevent the development of tooth decay and plaque. Fluoride treatments are also available to coat the teeth to further aid the prevention of tooth decay. Routine visits to your family dentist allow the early detection of any potential oral health problems. These issues can then be addressed with minor fillings before they evolve into more serious health complications requiring the services of a bridge, crown, implant, root canal etc.