What is family dentistry?

Family dentistry is a service offered by a dental clinic or office where the dentist is comfortable treating the entire family. This ranges from very young patients to the elderly. The American Dental Association recommends the first dental exam by the age of one. Therefore, general family dentists should be capable of treating patients from that age until death.

What are the benefits of family dentistry?

The benefits of seeing a family dentist include not having to switch dentists as you age. A family dentist can provide care throughout your life, ensuring they have a thorough understanding of your dental and medical history. This comprehensive knowledge allows for the best care. It's a one-stop shop, especially at Integrity Dental, where almost all dental services are provided under one roof.

Do all dentists offer family dentistry?

No, not all dentists offer family dentistry. There are many subspecialties in dentistry, and not all dentists provide full family dental care. Thankfully, here at Integrity Dental, we are a family dentist.

What services fall under family dental care?

A good family dentist should provide virtually any service you need in one place. This can include exams, x-rays, cleanings, and fluoride therapy for children to simple fillings and extractions. When it comes to treating children at Integrity Dental, it's crucial to be mindful of their development. Understanding what constitutes proper development is key. If you notice any issues or abnormalities, such as teeth not coming in correctly, it's essential to address them promptly and know how to guide them back on the right path.

That's why, at Integrity Dental, we provide orthodontic services. In most cases, clear aligner therapy, like Invisalign, is an effective solution. We offer Invisalign and orthodontic therapy using a series of clear aligner trays to align teeth correctly.

Additionally, we collaborate with an in-house orthodontist who visits us once a week and specializes in traditional orthodontics, including braces. This approach is suitable for more severe cases that require significant teeth movement. Our range of services covers everything from routine check-ups, extractions, fillings, and cleanings to more advanced treatments such as orthodontics or necessary biopsies, addressing all the needs of children.

How can I find a good dentist for my family?

Check out the dentist's website to see who they are, what kind of office it is, and what services they offer. If you can't find the information you need, give them a call. If a dental office specializes in a certain area, it's probably not a family dentistry office. Look for a general dentist who advertises on their website that they treat patients of all ages.