Dr. Gerald Brown and Dr. Robert Wolcott, your Miamisburg, OH family dentists, explain how you can benefit by visiting a family dentist.
Do I need a family dentist?
Family dentists offer dental care for the entire family. They not only offer checkups and treat cavities but are also trained to diagnose and detect developmental issues that can affect your child's teeth. Visiting the dentist can be a little scary for even the most confident young child. Family dentists make those first visits pleasant and enjoyable. In fact, your children may just actually look forward to visiting the office every six months and spending time with the friendly dental staff.
Dental problems tend to occur more often as we age. Fillings eventually need replacement and cracks or fractures in teeth can require crowns or root canal treatment. Your family dentist treats all of these issues, plus offers:
- Dental restorations, such as veneers and crowns
- Tooth replacement options, including dentures, dental implants and bridges
- Gum disease treatment, including scaling and planing
- Teeth whitening treatment
- Fillings, inlays and onlays
- Sealants to reduce cavities in your child's molars
- Cosmetic contouring
- Custom-made mouthguards and nightguards
How can a Miamisburg family dentist help me maintain good oral health?
When you visit your family dentist every six months, he can detect cavities in their earliest stages, spot gum disease and track potential problems before they become major issues. In addition to undergoing a visual examination of your teeth, mouth and jaw, your visit may also include X-rays. X-rays can reveal cavities, cysts, infections, dying nerves and other problems that can affect your oral health.
A thorough dental cleaning is an important part of every checkup. The cleanings remove cavity-causing plaque and a hard deposit called tartar from your teeth. If tartar remains on your teeth too long, it will increase your risk of developing gum disease.
Protect your smile with regular dental visits. Call Dr. Brown and Dr. Wolcott, your Miamisburg, OH, family dentists, at (937) 866-5501 to schedule your appointment.