There are many dentists who restrict themselves and their practices to certain age groups, however, we at QUEEN’S PLATE DENTAL believe that excellent dental care is a family value. We strive to cater to each and every single member of your family with compassion and the individual care that they deserve regardless of their age. Family dentistry is the branch of dental medicine which recognizes and focuses on the specific oral health needs of each member of a family during every stage of their life. It is quite easy to confuse family dentistry with general dentistry as both provide services related to the general maintenance of oral hygiene and tooth health, however, the words family dentistry has more than just one meaning.
A family dentist will care for a wide variety of patients, ranging from very young patients to older adults. Like many dentists nowadays, we at QUEEN’S PLATE DENTAL believe that a child’s first dental visit should be at the end of their first year. A family dentist, who is concerned with the overall health of a patient’s teeth, is usually the first dental line of defense against dental abnormalities of any child. The dentists at QUEEN’S PLATE DENTAL understand that children’s teeth change with age and are experts in dealing with the changes accordingly.
Why Family Dentistry?
A family dentist is dedicated to helping their patients maintain a healthy and beautiful smile throughout their lifetime. Not only will a family dentist ensure the optimal health of a patient’s oral environment, but they will also give them tips and recommendations for brushing, flossing, and rinsing as well as other information about how to prevent plaque and tooth decay.
If you see your family dentist regularly, every three to six months and take care of your teeth as your dentist advises you to, it is quite possible you might never need to seek additional dental services. Routine dental checkups with your family dentist are important as they allow the dentist to maintain a patient’s good oral health as well as fix any dental problems before they reach any degree of severity.
Family Dentistry Services
There are a number of dental services which fall under the family dentistry spectrum. Some of the dental services offered at QUEEN’S PLATE DENTAL :
- Regularly Scheduled Cleanings and Examinations
- Fluoride Treatments
- Fissure Sealants
- Dental Fillings
- Dental Crowns and Bridges
- Periodontal Therapy