Family Dentistry

Everyone understands the importance of taking care of your teeth. Few know that oral health affects your general health. But with family dentistry, all issues are taken care of under one roof.

What Is Family Dentistry?

Family dentistry is the branch of dentistry that involves providing dental care to individuals of all ages. The dentist who practices family dentistry is called a family dentist.
Family dentists oversee the care of babies, children, adults, and senior citizens. In a nutshell, a family dental office is a “one-stop-shop” for everything dentistry.
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The Advantages of Family Dentistry

There are many reasons why family dental clinics are popular. Some of them are as follows –

1. Family Dentistry is Convenient:

By convenience, we mean you won’t be wasting time (and money!) shuttling your loved ones from one dental office to the next. Since everyone can be taken care of at one office, all you have to do is schedule their appointments and show up. We’ll take care of the rest.

2. Family Dentistry is Versatile:

Since they are responsible for providing care to many ages, family dentists have a wider array of services than general dentists.
Whether it’s a corrective treatment for teens, dentures for the elderly, or anything else – family dentists have them all!

3. Family Dentistry is Familiar:

An advantage of visiting a family dentist is the familiarity that comes with it. The fear of dentists is not limited to little kids – adults have it too. Knowing the dentist plays a role in preventing this fear.
Since family dentists cater to all ages, kids can grow up and continue visiting the same dentist. And if they have positive childhood experiences, they eventually grow out of fear.
Additionally, visiting the same dentist with their entire family helps them relax.

4. Family Dentistry is Easy:

When you get different services from separate professionals, it can be hard to maintain a dental track record.

5. Family Dentistry is Beneficial:

Family dentists also provide counseling to help you care for your oral health at home.

When an entire family visits the same dentist, the child can observe their parents’ behavior. In turn, they pay more attention to taking care of their teeth.

What are some Treatments Included in Family Dentistry?

At Le Sueur Family Dental, we offer specialized treatments for different age groups.

Dentistry for Infants and Children:

With little kids, there are two main areas of oral care. The first is guiding parents on caring for their kids’ teeth once they start erupting. The second revolves around the prevention of dental problems.
Early childhood caries is a common problem among little kids. Dentists advise getting preventive therapies such as fluoride treatment to protect teeth. Additionally, filling small cavities prevents the infection from spreading from one tooth to another.

Early loss of baby teeth leads to issues with permanent ones.

Dentistry for Teens and Young Adults:

Braces are very common in this age group. With their permanent teeth coming in, many kids have alignment issues that require treatment.
Aside from braces, your dentist might also advise appliances for kids who suck their thumbs, grind their teeth, breathe through their mouth, etc.

Dentistry for Adults:

Adults require preventive services such as professional cleaning, fluoride treatments, fillings, etc. In addition, they might also look for cosmetic correction via teeth whitening, dental crowns, veneers, etc.

Treatment of gum disease is also relevant among all age groups.

Dentistry for Seniors:

For the elderly, the most common procedures are restorative. Teeth replacement options such as dentures, dental bridges, and implants take center stage.

Le Sueur Family Dental For All Your Family Dentistry Needs

At Le Sueur Family Dental, our resident expert, Dr. David Tycast, is your go-to family dentist.

Dr. Tycast and our dental team are experts at managing little kids and adults with dental fear. We pay extra attention to making patients comfortable when they visit.
You can read about our patient experiences here.

To schedule a consult, please call us at (507) 665-6812. You can also request an appointment by filling in this form.

Family Dentistry FAQs

Is a family dentist different from a general dentist?

Both family dentists and general dentists have similar educational backgrounds. Both go to dental school for four years.

Family dentists undergo extra training to provide dental care to all ages.

Do family dentists provide dentistry for children?

Yes, family dentists not only provide dental treatments to kids, but they’re also well-versed in the art of handling children during their appointments.

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