For many patients, your first encounter with a dentist will be for routine family dentistry care, like exams and cleanings. Indeed, these services are the foundation of a healthy smile, and patients should take advantage of them to prevent oral diseases, along with practicing good oral hygiene habits at home.
We recognize that you have many options when it comes to family dental care. We strive to provide top-quality care and offer patients as much convenience as possible.
If you need a dental home or want to get back on track with regular exams and cleanings, call our office today to schedule an appointment.
Your oral health is a key component of your overall wellbeing. Healthy teeth and gums are more effective at chewing nutritious foods, like fresh fruits and vegetables, that nourish your body. Furthermore, oral diseases correlate with several serious health problems, including:
To reduce those risks, you should make every effort to keep your smile as healthy as possible.
A healthy smile also is a more attractive one, and your smile is one of the first features that a business contact or potential romantic partner will notice about you. This is another compelling reason to get routine preventive dental care and protect your oral health.
Why do you need dental exams and cleanings anyway? It’s easier to diagnose and treat oral diseases in their earliest stages when your dentist is monitoring your smile every six months to look for any concerning symptoms. Early-stage oral diseases can be addressed with more conservative interventions.
Furthermore, the professional cleanings provided by a dental hygienist provide an important supplement to your home oral hygiene routine.
Even if you are dedicated to brushing and flossing as directed, you still may not be able to reach every surface of your teeth to clean them adequately on your own. A hygienist has better angles on these areas and can use professional-grade instruments to remove plaque and tartar buildup there.
We also offer additional preventive services that can help to protect the health of your teeth and gums. They include fluoride treatments, sealants, and custom-designed mouthguards. Ask if you might benefit from these interventions, too.
Because you typically only see us every six months, you also need to do your work at home to take care of your smile between office visits. Your day-to-day oral hygiene regimen is just as important to keeping your smile in tip-top shape as the care you receive in our office is.
To optimize your oral health, you should be brushing twice a day and flossing daily. Use proper techniques, especially along the gum line where plaque is most likely to collect. Make sure that you have a soft-bristled brush that is no more than three or four months old.
We are happy to answer any questions that you may have about your oral hygiene routine, so don’t hesitate to ask!
You may be wondering how you go about choosing a family dentist. Several factors may influence that decision. For example, the location will be important. You want an office that’s easy to get to from your home, office, or school.
Your dentist should also be able to accommodate your scheduling needs. Our team at GhalyDental offers family bookings so that everyone in the family can have their exams and cleanings at the same time. There’s no need to schedule multiple appointments on different days for everyone in your household.