Patients who regularly come in to see their dentists, and complete preventive and restorative treatments, are able to reap the benefits of working closely with their dental care providers. If you want to learn more about why it is so helpful to have a regular family dentist, just keep reading this short overview from our Elmhurst dentists…
Your family dentist is able to provide a wide range of treatments to help protect and restore your smile. Once reason you want to establish a family dentist is precisely so that you will have a go-to, one-stop-shop for all of your dental needs. Our dental team has found that when people have family dentists, they are much more likely to seek prompt treatment for dental problems great and small.
Your family dentist will recommend a schedule of professional dental cleanings for you to follow. Generally, patients should complete professional dental appointments every six months or so. During these appointments our dental team is able to clear away plaque and tartar that has built up over time—reducing your risk of suffering from cavities and gum disease. Importantly, these appointments also give our dental team plenty of opportunities to screen your smile for signs of emerging infection and damage. We also complete oral cancer screenings at every appointment. As you’d imagine, it is always better to spot and start treating dental issues in their earliest stages, rather than waiting until they become more severe.
You can also think of your family dentist as the captain of your dental care ship! Your family dentist helps to ensure continuity of care; you family dentist has your whole treatment plan and oral health status in mind when helping you make decisions. For example, if you do, at some point, need to go to specialist for a certain treatment, your family dentist can help to ensure that the specialist’s treatment plan does not adversely affect any of the other dental treatments you are planning.
Our Elmhurst dentists are happy to give you more information on preventive and restorative dental treatment, in general, and family dentistry, specifically. So give us a call to get started on the way to your dream smile!