Every member of your family has different needs regarding their oral health due to age-related differences. At Complete Dental Care of Jamesburg, Jeffrey Shapiro, DDS, provides you and your children with the dental care you need to maintain a healthy and gorgeous smile. To book an examination, call Complete Dental Care of Jamesburg, or book an appointment online today.
Family Dentistry Q & A
What is family dentistry?
Family dentistry is a broad field of dentistry that involves treatment and care for patients of all ages. By choosing a family dentist for your oral care needs, you and your family can all get care in the same location despite your differing ages.
At Complete Dental Care of Jamesburg, Dr. Shapiro and his team provide care from a child’s first dental visit to geriatrics dental care late in life and everything in-between. They prioritize preventive care in order to minimize the amount of costly and time-consuming treatments that each person needs.
Dr. Shapiro and his team are happy to work with children and help make your child feel comfortable when going to the dentist instead of anxious or afraid. They work hard to accommodate the specific needs of every age group and individual.
Which services does family dentistry include?
Complete Dental Care of Jamesburg offers a wide variety of family dentistry treatments and services, as well as cosmetic and restorative services. During your regular visits, Dr. Shapiro keeps you up-to-date on which services you might need and can answer your questions about elective services too. You and your family can access:
- Professional cleanings
- Fluoride treatments and varnishes
- Root canal therapy
- Periodontal treatment
- Temporomandibular joint evaluations
- Teeth whitening
- Full and partial dentures
- Denture repair
- Implant restorations
Dr. Shapiro and his team get to know you and your family well when you attend your regular appointments at Complete Dental Care of Jamesburg. Because of their familiarity with you, they’re better able to make personalized treatment recommendations and diagnose issues early.
How often should I see a family dentist?
It’s important for you and your children to visit Complete Dental Care of Jamesburg regularly for examinations and cleanings, even if you don’t experience pain, sensitivity, or other symptoms that could indicate an oral health issue. These visits give Dr. Shapiro the chance to evaluate your teeth for early signs of complications that don’t yet have symptoms.
Regular dental visits are also an important part of preventive care. While brushing your teeth twice every day and flossing helps you rid your mouth of bacteria, it isn’t quite as effective as a professional cleaning where a hygienist removes hardened plaque, called tartar, to prevent gum disease and decay.
You and your family members should book these visits twice a year or once every six months.
To book family dentistry services like cleanings and examinations, call Complete Dental Care of Jamesburg, or book an appointment online today.