Family Dentistry

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If you’ve been looking for a new dentist, you’ve probably heard the term “family dentistry” quite a bit. But what does this phrase actually mean? Is it any different from a general dentist or a comprehensive dentist? What can you expect from a family dental practice, like Hernandez Dental?

Family Dentistry Information

Not all general dentists are family dentists. Most family dentists have at least some training related to working with children, though not as much as specialized pediatric dentists. This means that family dentistry is intended to help you address your oral health needs, and those of your children, at every stage of life.

We want our patients to be well-informed about what we do at our office and the services we provide. Here’s some helpful information about family dentistry:

Family dentists understand that kids have different dental needs than adults, and they are trained to deliver specialized care to make sure that their unique oral hygiene needs are met.

Essentially, you can think of a family dentist as a “one-stop-shop”. One of the major benefits of a family dentistry office like Hernandez Dental is that the same dentist can take care of your dental health from infancy, all throughout childhood and the teenage years, into adulthood.

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Pairing the ultimate in advanced technology and equipment with the personal side of dentistry, here your family is part of ours. We improve the lives of our patients with a comprehensive and compassionate approach to the practice of dentistry and orthodontia.

What to Expect From Family Dentistry

Most family dentists offer services related to oral hygiene and preventive dentistry, although some may also offer orthodontia, oral surgery like dental implants, and cosmetic dentistry. The most common services include:

  • Regular 6-month cleanings and exams – Teeth cleanings and 6-month exams are extremely important, as they allow your dentist to monitor the health of your mouth, or your child’s oral hygiene.
  • Fluoride treatments and dental sealants – Fluoride and dental sealants can help combat cavities, and are often used in children who are cavity-prone.
  • Cavity checks and fillings – Cavities are, by far, the most common preventable childhood health condition, so family dentists specialize in identifying and treating cavities with fillings.
  • Orthodontics – Most family dentists will offer orthodontic assessments, though not all of them offer orthodontics in-house, and may refer you to another specialist in the area.

Benefits of Family Dentistry

Family dentistry offers a range of benefits to the entire family, not just your children. The most significant advantage is that it provides treatment for every member of your family, rather than only one or two members. Our family dentistry team is able to treat everyone, from the infant to your grandparents. If everyone has the same dentist in the same dentist’s office, this makes the appointments much more manageable. You can make an appointment for the entire family on the same day so that everyone gets treatment at once. Additionally, once your children have grown up and grown into adults, your children can even see the same dentist they did when they were children.

Other benefits of seeing a family dentist include:

  • Versatility: Often, family dentists can offer a broader range of treatment options than a general dentistry team.
  • Relationship with dentists: When you work with a family dentistry team, each family member can be comfortable with the dentist. They can trust them, allowing them to express any concerns that they may have.
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