The unique thing about family dentistry is that it takes care of oral health during every stage of life rather than just focusing on a single age group. Adults, children, and teens have varying dental needs and the family dentists at San Pablo Dental Care are experienced at delivering the comprehensive oral care every member of the family needs no matter what their age or stage in life.
Importance of Good Oral Health
Maintaining good oral health is a vital part of your life and your future. Family dentists provide dental services designed to help keep your teeth healthy so your facial structure is maintained and so you can chew your food. Your teeth also affect your smile and a beaming smile builds self-confidence. In addition, the mouth is sort of a window to view the overall health of the rest of your body. People who take care of their teeth are usually more conscientious about their overall health and well-being.
The mouth houses lots of bacteria which is normal. Good oral health habits like brushing and flossing daily help keep the bacteria under control. When there are poor oral care habits, problems can arise. Bacteria are allowed to combine with sugar in food and form acids. These acids wreak havoc and can cause cavities, tooth decay, and gum disease. When gum disease is left untreated, an infection can spread throughout the body causing a wide range of health problems. Regular exams for family members of all ages can help prevent dental problems and treat them quickly should they occur. This can be essential for one’s overall health.
Benefits of Having a Family Dentist
Your San Pablo dentist can help family members maintain good oral and overall health. Regular exams, checkups, and cleanings help treat harmful bacteria and removing tartar and plaque. Scheduled exams are often when a family dentist identifies problems that can be addressed before they cause damage. Each family has unique dental needs and family dentists can treat each person according to their age and stage in life from infants to elderly parents. Taking all your family members to a single dentist can save a lot of time and hassle. Your San Pablo family dentist sees patients of all ages which means your children do not have to change dentists as they get older.
The Role of Your San Pablo Family Dentist
Family dentists can perform a variety of procedures and treatments based on the needs of your family. Most commonly, they will include services such as:
- Complete oral exams
- Regular checkups and cleanings
- Fluoride treatments
- Gum disease treatment
- Cavity fillings and tooth repair
One of the most important ways a dentist can help your family is by providing preventive dentistry. This includes applying sealants and fluoride to help prevent cavities and developing oral appliances to help prevent bruxism or teeth grinding. They can also screen for oral cancer as well as provide cosmetic dental procedures like teeth whitening.
Contact San Pablo Dental Care
Maintaining good oral health is an important part of each person’s overall health. Taking care of your dental health can help ensure the longevity of your teeth but can also help maintain a good quality of life. Family dentists provide essential dental care for the entire household and focus on maintaining good oral health for each person. Please contact San Pablo Dental Care with your questions about family dentistry and how we can help your family maintain good oral health and overall health.