Melrose Family Dentistry
Melrose Family Dentistry | If you’ve been searching for a new dentist, you have probably come across the term “family dentistry” more than once. But what does it really mean? Is there a difference between general dentistry and family dentistry? What can you expect from Melrose family dentistry?
Not every general dentist is a family dentist. Family dentists typically have some specialized training in working with young children, but not as much as pediatric dentists. So Melrose family dentistry is concerned with providing dental care for all members of your family, regardless of age.
One key benefit of Melrose family dentistry is that you can have all of your family’s dental records conveniently housed under one roof. So there is no need to go to separate dentists to have the same x-rays and diagnostic tests performed multiple times. They are readily available at your family dentist’s office.
Family Dentistry Services
Some key services provided by your family dentist include:
- Regular exams and cleanings
- Dental sealants and fluoride treatments
- Tooth decay checks
- Dental fillings
- Gum disease treatment
Exams and Cleanings
As mundane and routine as dental exams and cleanings can be, they are extremely important in preventing tooth decay and gum disease. Think of these appointments as an investment in preventative care so that costly dental work is not needed down the road.
During your family’s dental exam, we will be checking for:
- Gum disease symptoms
- Plaque and tartar
- Oral cancer
Plaque and tartar are the main threats when it comes to tooth decay and gum disease. Plaque creates acids that damage the tooth enamel, allowing bacteria free entry into the inner portions of the tooth. If an infection reaches the dental pulp at the center of the tooth, it can cause the loss of the tooth. Or a root canal procedure may be needed.
If plaque and tartar were detected during a family member’s dental exam. Our dental hygienist will perform a thorough dental cleaning to remove them. They may also receive a good dental flossing, as well as tooth polishing.
Would you be interested in a simple treatment that involves no drilling or anesthesia and prevents up to 80% of cavities?
Dental sealants are a type of liquid that is applied to back molars that tend to be difficult to clean, making them more vulnerable to tooth decay. Once this liquid hardens, it provides a solid seal to keep out bacteria that can damage teeth and lead to the necessity for dental fillings or other types of dental work.
Schedule Your Appointment
Have you fallen behind with your dental exams and cleanings appointments for yourself or a family member? Or would you like to receive information about any of our Melrose family dentistry services.