Novato Dentist Discusses the Benefits of Family Dentistry

Written by Dr. McConnell on Jul 28, 2014

As a parent, the dental needs of your entire family are of great importance when selecting a dentist. You want a dentist that will see to the needs of your entire family in maintaining their optimum oral health. The practice of family dentistry is similar to that of general dentistry, but a family dentist will usually accept patients of all ages. This is an important factor that will create an ongoing relationship with you and your family.

The emphasis at Novato Family Dentist is on prevention. Family dentistry includes professional dental services such as regular cleanings and fluoride treatments, routine x-rays and other basic dental work. The American Dental Association suggests at least twice-yearly visits to your family dentist for checkups.

During these semi-annual visits to Novato Dentist, you will receive a routine oral examination and cleaning. The professional cleaning is important in order to get rid of stains and plaque buildup, which will in turn prevent tooth decay and gum problems. Your dental team will provide advice and recommendations for proper at-home brushing, flossing and rinsing in order to help prevent the buildup of plaque and tooth decay between regular appointments.

Another valuable benefit of family dentistry is our ability to monitor the oral health of your family from early childhood into adulthood. In this way, we establish an important ongoing relationship with your family. Young children need to be introduced to the dentist in a welcoming and comforting setting to establish a trusting relationship with dentists that will last into adulthood. At the Novato Dentist office the special needs of our youngest patients are addressed by creating a comfortable and friendly atmosphere to make your child’s visit as enjoyable and stress-free as possible.

It’s especially important to schedule regular appointments for checkups so that problems can be identified early before more extensive and costly dental work becomes necessary. Take the stress out of making and keeping your regularly scheduled appointments by selecting a family dentistry practice with which your whole family is comfortable!