What is family dentistry?
Family dentistry refers to the dental care treatments and procedures required for optimal oral health at every age. The family dentists at Judy Mejido DMD PA treat every member of your family, welcoming children starting at the age of three.
What types of procedures does family dentistry include?
Family dentistry care includes all types of general dentistry care along with some advanced services. Some of the many family dentistry services available include:
- Teeth cleanings and other dental hygiene
- Tooth decay treatments
- Gum disease treatments
- Root canals
- Tooth restorations like crowns and bridges
- Tooth replacements including dental implants and dentures
- Orthodontics including Invisalign® and HealthyStart®
The team at Judy Mejido DMD PA always customizes your family’s dental care needs for every individual situation.
How often should I schedule family dentistry appointments?
Your dental appointment frequency depends on your specific needs. In general, most children and adults should have teeth cleanings and checkups every six months. If you have chronic oral or systemic disease, you may need more frequent visits.
Your dentist at Judy Mejido DMD PA recommends a preventive oral health care schedule for every individual member of your family.
What if I’m scared to see the dentist?
You’re not alone. Many children and adults are anxious, stressed, or scared to see the dentist. Therefore, Judy Mejido DMD PA has special protocols to make you comfortable. The dental care specialists offer a variety of sedation methods, including laughing gas, oral sedation, IV sedation, and sleep dentistry to make family dentistry care easy.
What should I do between family dentistry appointments?
Between appointments, it’s important to brush your teeth twice a day, two minutes each session. Floss at least once daily, and use antibacterial or antimicrobial mouth rinses regularly if your dentist recommends it.
Sugar is an enemy to tooth enamel, so minimize sugary snacks. After you eat a sweet treat, brush your teeth or at least rinse your mouth out to reduce the risk of tooth decay.
If you notice any serious changes, such as new tooth sensitivity or loose teeth, don’t hesitate to see your dentist. Emergency dentistry is available during all regular office hours.
The family dentistry experts at Judy Mejido DMD PA treat everyone like family. Book your appointment with online scheduling or call the office.