Different Services in Family Dentistry

August 22, 2013 — by Stephen Lipman
Tags: Family Dentistry General Dentistry Restorative Dentistry

Different Services in Family DentistryWhen it comes to providing comprehensive dental treatment, it's important that you get help from dental care experts who know how to best address various needs, whether they involve preventative, restorative, or cosmetic dentistry solutions. Many times, it helps to visit a family dental care center, where your entire family can get the expert care that it needs.

About Family Dentistry

Family dentistry refers to dental care that addresses the needs of all members of your family at all ages. It's an essential way for people to achieve optimal health and have smiles that look their absolute best as well.

It's a multi-disciplinary approach, combining pediatric care with orthodontics, prevention with restoration, patient education, laser dentistry, and advanced therapies. By taking such a comprehensive approach, we can help you and your other family members have beautiful, healthy smiles from childhood to the golden years.

Let's now take a look at how family dentistry benefits patients at various ages. More information on the needs for each age group can be discussed during your visit.

Dental Care for Babies and Toddlers

As soon as your child's first teeth come in, it's a good idea to meet with a dentist for basic care. Your dentist can monitor teeth as they emerge and give you tips on how to prevent early tooth decay and deter thumbsucking. Early care means the first step toward lasting dental health.

Dental Care for K-6 Patients

As baby teeth come in and get replaced by permanent teeth, this is a crucial time for proper care as well as patient education. At a family dentistry center, any potential orthodontic care needs can be discussed and treatments implements. Our dental care experts will help your child develop good habits for lasting health and wellness.

Dental Care for Teens and Young Adults

With teens and young adults, we will continue to provide the type of care that helps them achieve excellent smiles and lasting dental wellness. Family dental care for teens and young adults will often involve orthodontics, general and preventative care, and oral surgery to remove wisdom teeth, which usually show up in the late teens and early twenties.

Dental Care for Adults

The dental care needs of adults need to be taken just as seriously as the needs of children. For many adults, the years of wear and tear on the teeth and gums will often start to catch up with them, meaning the need for restorative treatments to maintain the health of the teeth and gums, or for general treatments to maintain overall well-being.

Dental Care for Seniors

With seniors, there's often an added need for restoration. Tooth loss, gum recession, and tooth damage are all common issues at this age, but there are many different ways that a dentist can maintain and rebuild any damaged structures.

Learn More About Family Dental Care

For more information about dentistry that addresses the needs of every member in your family, be sure to contact our Windsor, CT dental care center today. Our entire team looks forward to meeting you in person and helping you achieve the best possible dental health and dental aesthetics.