The Benefits of Family Dentistry
By Angelique Fallahi, DMD
August 05, 2019
Category: Dental Health
Tags: Family Dentistry  

What are the benefits of having a family dentist in Westminster, MD?
Your family's dental health is of the utmost importance, but, of course, it's easy to forget in the midst of your week's busy and family-dentistrychaotic schedule. Having a family dentist is a great way to stay up-to-date on everyone's appointment.

Having a good relationship with your dentist is just as important as maintaining good oral habits. Seeing your family dentist regularly ensures any serious issues are caught in their early stages and helps you build a good relationship with your dentist. This relationship helps put you at ease during procedures and is vital when introducing your child to the family dentist. Children will feel more relaxed when their parents are, reducing stress during their future dental appointments.

Family dentists also keep all records in one place because the whole family sees the same office. This is especially useful in case of an emergency and when oral surgery is required.

Preventative care seems to be something that slips people's minds but a family dentist is crucial for this type of oral care. Preventative care protects against tooth decay and gum disease. Your dentist provides the following preventative care procedures:

• Regular dental examinations and bi-annual dental cleanings to remove tartar and decay-causing plaque.
• Providing sealants, especially for children, to protect their teeth from decay.
• Fluoride treatment using a gel-like material applied on teeth to protect, again, from decay and dental erosion.
• Your dentist will teach you how to properly brush and floss at home so you and your child maintain a healthy oral regimen.

Carroll County Dental Associates, located in Westminster, MD, is excited to care for you and your family. Just call today to schedule an appointment at (410) 848-5577.