Family Dentistry and Routine Oral Healthcare

By Bruce R. Schechter, D.D.S.
December 22, 2016
Category: Oral Health

Family dentistry is a branch of dentistry concerned with overall dental health and the general maintenance of oral hygiene. Family family dentistrydentists typically care for a wide variety of patients, from young children to older adults. Dr. Bruce Schechter, located in Milford, CT, is one of the finest family dentists. He offers a full range of family dental services.

Family Dentistry Services
Family dentists provide a wide range of services from routine checkups and emergency dentistry to dental cleanings and fillings. A family dentist can diagnose and treat infections and many oral diseases, take dental X-rays and perform minor restorative procedures, such as placing crowns on the teeth. They also participate in training patients in good oral hygiene and give fluoride treatments.

Routine Oral Healthcare
Dental Exams-
 The standard recommendation is to visit your dentist twice a year for checkups. Routine checkups with your Milford dentist can help prevent dental health problems as well as alert your dentist to other potential oral health concerns. During a dental exam, your dentist will check for cavities and gum disease. He or she will also check your face, neck and mouth for abnormalities.

Dental Cleanings- A professional dental cleaning every six months can improve your oral health, reports the Academy of General Dentistry. A professional dental cleaning involves the removal of dental plaque and tartar from teeth with the intention of preventing cavities and gum disease.

Fluoride Treatments- Fluoride treatments in the dental office help prevent cavities. There are many studies on the benefits of fluoride in reducing cavitations of the teeth. The fluoride preparations used in dental offices are much stronger than mouth rinses and toothpastes that are available in pharmacies and stores.

If visits to the dentist haven't been one of your top priorities for the last few years, they should be. Going to the dentist is important at any age. Call Dr. Schechter in Milford, CT at (203) 878-1787 today to schedule your next dental appointment. Everyone deserves a healthy smile!