Novato Family Dentist Explains the Benefits of Dentistry for Your Whole Family

Written by Dr. McConnell on Nov 25, 2013

At the Novato Family Dentist office we understand the importance of finding a dentist who is trained to handle the needs of your entire family. Convenience is an important factor because it’s good to know that you can have your family’s dental needs handled at one location. More importantly, though you want to be assured that the dentist you choose offers a wide range of services that are designed to protect your family’s overall oral health.

Prevention is of primary importance when addressing the needs of your family. We want to make sure that you and your family receives the important preventive treatments that safeguard their oral health now and in the future. But family dentistry should also include a variety of services aside from routine exams, x-rays, and cleaning. These include treatments for:

  • Periodontal disease
  • TMJ Disorder
  • Unbalanced bite
  • Root canal therapy
  • Sensitive teeth

Regular visits to the Novato Family Dentist include a thorough oral exam so that we can detect any changes or abnormalities. Professional cleanings with our hygienist are an important part of prevention, and their purpose is to remove plaque buildup that causes tooth decay and gum disease. Your dentist and hygienist will determine how frequently you should have a professional cleaning.  

The American Dental Association recommends visits to your family dentist at least twice a year for checkups. Monitoring the oral health of your family on with a regular schedule of visits also allows us to build a relationship with your family and establish an ongoing oral health history. This history becomes an important tool in helping us identify potential problems before they become serious and difficult to treat.