What is Family Dentistry?

Family Dentistry addresses oral health throughout every stage of life. The Canadian Dental association recommends that toddlers see a dentist within 6 months of the first tooth eruption. Oral health is imperative in maintaining a good well being.

While General Dentistry and Family Dentistry may be considered the same; one differentiates from the other. All dentists graduating from an accredited 4 year dental degree are able to perform all aspects of dentistry from cosmetic procedures, root canals and regular preventative dentistry. Some will choose to focus in 1 or 2 of these aspects.

Family dentist must understand the variety of treatment options available and their application within different age groups. Treatments vary from babies to the elderly and understanding their implication may dictate which are more favorable. As family dentist we must tailor the treatment to the patient’s needs considering, age, health, needs, and desires.

Routine “check-ups” provide routine teeth cleaning to eliminate plaque build-up and prevent tooth decay. Depending on the development of the teeth as well and the potential carries risk they may also provide various fluoride treatments to help coat the teeth and help them become more resistant to “cavities”. Preventive oral health care appointments may also serve as early detection of various health problems that can be detected in the mouth before any other signs or symptoms present.

Your family dentist should be your first reference to any concerns or desires you may have in regards to mouth. Whether it’s a lump or bump, a cosmetic procedure or a simple question, the dentist at New Sudbury Dental are dedicated to answering all your questions. They have also developed good relations with specialist in the area to further help with diagnostics and treatments needs.