Family dentistry provides preventive dental services, such as regular teeth cleanings and fluoride treatments, and other basic dental work such as fillings and sealants that may be needed by you and your family. It is important to schedule regular appointments for checkups, so that your dentist can catch any problems before they require advanced dental treatments with specialists. Implants, orthodontics (braces), and periodontal treatments are examples of dental services that require the services of a specialist. Your family dentist may also take x-rays of the teeth on a timely basis to look for cavities or when patient is presented with pain and/or discomfort.
Tooth whitening (termed tooth bleaching when utilizing bleach), is either restoration of natural tooth shade or whitening beyond natural tooth shade, depending on the definition used.
Routine dental check-up is important because your dentist can help you to maintain good oral health and fix the dental problems before they get severe. Also, tips and instructions of brushing, flossing, and rinsing will be given after the check-up to improve your oral hygiene habits. In general, it is advised to see your family dentist once every six months.