Are you worried about having to visit different dentists for every single member of your family? We understand this could be such a hassle and can lead to a lot of trouble and inconvenience. One of the most attractive facts about having a family dentist is that he treats all members of a family for most of the common dental concerns. Family dentistry can be considered as a long-term relationship between patients and the dentist, during which you and your family members visit the dentist for all your dental concerns and routine consultations. Whether you have a severe toothache or looking for a regular dental checkup, or having a dental emergency, choosing a common family dentist can save you a lot of time and money and make it convenient to schedule appointments and get treated.
What is family dentistry?
A family dentist offers treatment to all members of a family irrespective of their ages and dental conditions. A family dentist, much like a general dentist, treats almost all common oral concerns, such as cavities, damaged teeth, missing teeth, cosmetic dental conditions, malocclusion, gum diseases, etc.
Advantages of choosing a family dentist
As we have learned who a family dentist is, let us now look at what are the advantages of choosing a family dentist.
- For your bi-annual dental checkups, you need to schedule a single appointment for all members of your family. This makes it more convenient and saves a lot of time.
- Family dentists are the one-stop destination for all the dental needs of all members of your family.
- Scheduling appointments would be convenient and easier with a minimum waiting period; you may get more priority at the office of your family dentist.
Family Dentist at your service
We know that everyone in your family has unique concerns and needs when it comes to oral health. As a family dentist, we know what's needed for your age and tooth condition, and we provide customized solutions and the following services as per your concerns.
Oral cleaning: During your regular checkups at our office, we offer oral cleaning that includes scaling and root planing performed using ultrasonic scaling appliances. During the deep cleaning procedure, we remove the adhered plaque and tartar, improving oral health and reducing the chance of developing gum diseases and oral cavities.
Fillings: Cavities are one of the most common dental diseases people face. They are caused by the erosion of the tooth enamel by the toxic substances discharged by the microbes in the mouth. They decay the teeth' underlying layers and could eventually cause a root canal infection if left untreated for long. The best way to treat cavities and to prevent them from growing bigger is to get such teeth restored using dental fillings.
Restorations: Oral restorations such as veneers, crowns, composite bonding, etc., are used to restore damaged teeth to their ideal contour and functionality. Most restorations are fabricated from dental-grade ceramic and can be customized to mimic the natural teeth' appearance perfectly, thereby keeping them under disguise.
Replacing missing teeth: Do you have a missing tooth that causes you a lot of inconveniences and embarrassment when socializing with people. We offer prosthetic restorations such as dental bridges, implants, or dentures to replace your missing teeth and give you a complete smile.
Orthodontic treatment: Your family dentist can provide orthodontic treatment to bring the misaligned teeth to proper alignment. This helps to get straighter teeth making it easier for you to brush and floss.
Pediatric care: We know treating toddlers, children, and younger patients could be slightly tricky. But our family dentists have unique and friendly ways around young patients, which allows us to treat them more effectively.
Schedule an online appointment or call us at 208-664-9129 to have a consultation with Dr. Larson, and we'll be able to guide you further.