“Smile and the world smiles at you”, so says an old and popular saying. Such is the importance given to the appeal of a smile because it radiates happiness, pleasure and joy from the giver of the smile that the lucky recipient or receiver can’t help but share in the same positive energy and aura. A healthy state of mind, a good mood and positive conditions are essential in making people break into easy smiles. We all aspire to be happy and content and we want to convey such desirable status through our smiles. But there’s one thing we can also achieve to make us not just smile but acquire the perfect smile: a good set of teeth.
Notice that it’s more pleasant to watch people with good, healthy set of teeth smiling and in contrast, observe, too, how people with teeth impairments or imperfections are, more often than not, timid with their smiles, or how some even give out ” toothless smiles” (mouths closed). But it is really within our control to have the perfect smile by taking good care of our teeth. And the best thing is we don’t need to go through all the effort that goes into taking care of our teeth alone as we can seek the expert help and guidance of our dentists. This is where the importance of family dentistry comes in.
Family dentistry offers a wide variety of services related to the general maintenance of oral hygiene and the health of our teeth. Family dentistry is also similar to general dentistry except family dentistry caters to a wider range of patients from children to adults.
Some of the most basic services family dentistry provides are: regular teeth cleanings and fluoride treatments thereby ensuring plaque build-up around the teeth is controlled and contained to bare minimum; elimination of tooth decay; filling of cavities so that the gums may remain healthy. These basic services are considered preventive measures in order for patients to avoid being vulnerable to graver teeth conditions that may require surgery and other more serious procedures that may require the expertise of an orthodontist.
Maintaining good oral conditions also affect our overall state of health, that is why it is important to secure the help of family dentistry for us to be educated on dental health.
Regular check-ups and consultations with family dentists are highly recommended, with a minimum of two visits a year.
Having established the importance of consulting family dentists in maintaining our overall good oral health, it is likewise necessary to keep in mind that the choice of family dentist is just as essential. First, the family dentist should be someone of good reputation with a competent and reliable dental track record. It’s better if our choice of family dentist is someone highly recommended by our relatives, friends or colleagues.
Second, it is also highly necessary to consider that we must be very comfortable with our chosen family dentist, especially for the one who will check on our children. A preliminary visit to the clinic of the family dentist is advisable.
Third, since we need to consult with the family dentist on a regular basis, it is a good idea to choose someone with good reputation and track record from within your local community or city for easy accessibility.
The costs of maintaining good oral health with the help of family dentistry, especially if we expose our children early to proper dental care, are not expensive but the rewards for having healthy and beautiful set of teeth are priceless: the ability and the confidence to flash vibrant and lovely smiles that can win us many friends and admirers.