Fallacy of One-Size-Fits-All Approach to Dentistry

Posted on February 26 2019

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A person’s oral health is strongly connected to their general health and quality of life. This is why all dental procedures should be designed to positively impact the patient’s general health and quality of life by treating various dental problems to restore their dental health, helping them improve their oral hygiene, and recommending treatments that will help them achieve the smile of their dreams.

Custom treatments for your entire family

There’s nothing like one-size-fits-all in dentistry. Each patient has unique needs and goals, from your toddler to teen to adult. These needs and goals can be identified by starting every visit with a careful assessment of the patient’s unique needs and risk factors, and then identifying the best preventive, therapeutic, and/or cosmetic treatments available.

All rounded dental care for your family may compriser:

  • Preventive care, like routine cleaning, sealants, and mouth guard
  • Restorative care like dental crowns
  • Tooth replacement with dentures or dental implants
  • Cosmetic treatments like Invisalign, veneers, teeth whitening, and so on to help improve our appearance.

However, many people, especially small children, find visiting the dentist a scary experience. Your family dentist can try and make their first visit as fun and positive as possible by inspecting their mouth and teaching them about proper at-home dental care in a friendly and playful way to make the content memorable.

In some cases, it helps young children feel more relaxed about their own dental checkup after witnessing their parents going through it with zero anxiety. All under one roof. And as your child grows, your family dentist can stay a step ahead of any dental problems, and address them at the opportune time, especially where orthodontic treatment is necessary.

Final note

Visiting your dentist regularly is a healthy practice that should start as early as possible so it becomes a lifelong habit. With a family dentist in Newark, CA, you can easily plan your entire family’s dental appointments with a single phone call, and even schedule them on the same day for great convenience. Schedule an appointment today.