More and more research is showing that one of the key things to living a healthy life is taking care of your teeth, which includes brushing and flossing regularly, watching your sugar intake, and routinely seeing your dentist. With just two appointments each year, the team at Dentistry at Windermere can make sure you and your entire family never develop dental problems in the first place, saving you loads of time, money, and discomfort over time. To learn more about our preventive services, simply read on below, and be sure to contact us to schedule your next appointment!
Family dentistry has two distinct meanings. The most obvious is that we’re able to take care of the whole family under one roof, including grandkids to grandparents and everyone in between. It also means that we’re able to take care of an individual’s dental health throughout their life, as the needs for a young patient will change as they become older. With this approach, you can always know exactly where to go to take care of you and your family’s smiles.
When you first come to see us, it will all start with a routine checkup and cleaning. These appointments are how we keep your teeth healthy, beautiful, and problem-free year after year. With a cleaning, one of our hygienists will use sophisticated tools to eliminate plaque and tartar buildup from your teeth and gums, and this will be followed by a dental “checkup,” or oral exam, where your dentist will look for dental problems so they can catch and treat them before they can ever affect your smile.
Children tend to be more susceptible to developing decay in hard-to-brush areas, but we can protect these problem teeth using dental sealants. Dental sealants are thin plastic coatings applied to decayed teeth previously filled, prepared, cleaned, and etched. Dental sealants are used often by your Cumming family dentists to defend your child’s hard-to-reach teeth from bacteria and food residue that often produce decay.
Oral cancer rates are currently on the rise here in the U.S., and this is why the American Cancer Society recommends that patients of all ages should have at least one screening every year. Rather than scheduling a separate doctor’s appointment, we can perform one as part of your regular checkup. Your doctor will examine your lips, gums, cheeks, tongue, neck, and throat for any signs of the disease, and they can advise you on what to do next should they find anything that causes concern.
Fluoride treatments are another aspect of providing family dentistry to the Cumming area. Most of the bottled drinking water used in so many homes these days lacks fluoride, which is vital to good oral health. For this reason, Cumming family dentists Dr. Brian and Dr. Katherine offer fluoride treatments commonly to children as well as adults. Fluoride is a vital mineral that attracts other minerals to strengthen tooth enamel and help fight against decay. Prevention is the key to a healthy smile, and our approach to children’s dentistry and family dentistry emphasizes avoiding dental complications before they occur.