General Dentistry Care
By Dr. Tim Simpson on February 20, 2013
No matter what age you are, you're going to have some unique dental care needs that only dental health professionals can address. Yet even though these needs can change with age, there are many dentists who can help people of all ages. This is a broad way to think of family dentistry, something that people may misunderstand to some degree. Our team would like to look at some of the basics when it comes to family and general dental care. When you meet with a Big Spring, TX cosmetic dentist or someone serving that area, you will be able to learn more about your unique dental care needs and how they can be met.
What is family dentistry?
Family dentistry essentially means dental care treatment for all members of the family, from infancy into the golden years. Dental professionals will take a number of matters into account for family dental care needs based on age, dental health records, and other factors. Below are some basics in terms of care needs for Big Spring, TX restorative dentistry and cosmetic dentistry patients of all ages.
Dental Care for Infants and Children
Infants and children have some unique dental health concerns since they are dealing with budding baby teeth, the loss of these baby teeth, and the growth of permanent teeth. During this phase of family dental care treatment, we stress positive experiences for young patients and help build a sense of trust as well so that they understand that dentists are here to help.
Dental Care for Tweens and Teens
With tweens and teens, the dental health concerns tend to involve restorative dentistry, orthodontics, and maybe a limited amount of cosmetic dentistry. Braces and other treatments for addressing the alignment of the teeth are often initiated at this time, as are basic dental fillings and restorations to treat tooth decay. We'll also monitor the progress of a teen patient's wisdom teeth, which are often extracted in early adulthood.
Adult Dental Care
Adult dental care means a bit of everything as well, more so than with tweens an teens. We often deal with everything from tooth decay to TMJ disorders in adult patients, even performing full smile makeovers or mouth reconstructions in cases of major dental care neglect. Since gum recession and gum disease tend to be serious issues with many adult, soft tissue therapies become more common with these patients.
Dental Care of Seniors
When a senior meets with an Abilene cosmetic and restorative dentist, this usually means dealing with problems related to tooth loss, gum recession, and dry mouth. All these matters are important to examine if older patients want to have great smiles during their golden years.
Establishing Lasting Trust for Excellent Dental Health
One of the things we pride ourselves on is building relationships with families and the community. If we are able to meet with patients over time, we can build a rapport and a sense of trust together, which allows us to help patients achieve total wellness in the process.
Learn More About Family Dental Care Treatment
For more information about family dental care services and how we can help you achieve and maintain the smile that you have always wanted, be sure to contact our Abilene cosmetic and restorative dentistry center today. Our entire team looks forward to meeting you in person and helping you achieve the best possible dental health through effective care.
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