Novato Dentist Discusses the Benefits of Visiting a Family Dentist

Written by Dr. McConnell on Jun 11, 2013

Let’s face it – an important consideration when looking for dental care is to find a dentist who can see to the needs of your entire family. You want to be assured that the professional you choose provides a full range of services that will help maintain your family’s optimal oral health. At the Novato Dentist office we know that building a trusting relationship with you and your family is the best way to achieve that goal.

The professional team at the Novato Dentist office is also committed to providing dental treatments that safeguard your family’s oral health through routine care and prevention. However, family dentistry includes a wide variety of services aside from dental cleanings, x-rays, and routine dental treatments. This allows you the convenience of having all your family’s dental needs taken care of in one location. Some of the problems we address are:

  • Periodontal disease
  • TMJ Disorder
  • Unbalanced bite
  • Root canal therapy
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Halitosis (bad breath)

The American Dental Association recommends visits to your family dentist at least twice a year for checkups. During these visits, we conduct a thorough oral exam and visually inspect your teeth for changes or abnormalities. Professional cleanings are another important part of prevention, and their purpose is to remove plaque buildup that causes tooth decay and gum disease while also helping to reduce staining on your teeth. Your dentist and hygienist will determine how frequently you should have a professional cleaning.
Monitoring the oral health of your family on a regular basis also allows us to establish an ongoing oral health history. As time goes on, we develop a full history of treatments and note any possible concerns. This history becomes an important tool in helping us identify potential problems before they become serious and difficult to treat.