Your general and family dentist is your primary dental care provider. Our job is to care for you throughout your life. Each patient will come to us with different needs and wants. Together, with the patients’ participation, we will find a unique path to success. All factors must be included to determine the right path for each person. We find that with exceptional communication we can best care for our patients. If the patient needs a special treatment we will coordinate a referral to that prescreened doctor to be sure you are always well taken care of.
What’s The Difference Between General & Family?
The main difference between a general dentist and a family dentist is that the family dentist provides care for patients of all ages. At Caldwell Dental Care, our general dentist is also a family dentist!
Preventative Care | “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”. We believe these wise words. By getting to issues when they’re small, we can help patients save money, time and most importantly they’re health. Caldwell Dental will always give patients the necessary information to solve a problem at its earliest opportunity.
Oral Cancer Screening | Oral cancer screenings are performed during your
six-month dental cleaning. Spotting cancer early is essential to successful treatment.
Semi-Annual Cleanings | You should have your teeth professionally cleaned every six months. At this visit an oral cancer check, visit with the doctor, and an examination will be completed. This is all part of proactive, preventative care. Patients who follow this protocol spend less in the long run and have less dental treatment than those who don’t.
Gum Treatment | Gum disease is a number one cause of tooth loss worldwide. Caldwell Dental will identify your exact condition of gum health and, if necessary, recommend a custom treatment plan to guide you back to health.
Fluoride Treatment | Fluoride treatments help to prevent tooth decay.
Children’s Checkups | As a guideline, children’s checkups should begin about six months after the first tooth emerges. From then on, they should be done on a semi-annual basis. When in doubt, please make an appointment for an exam at any age.
Keys to Good Oral Hygiene
An important part of preventative dental care is what you do at home. Here are some tips to help you make the best of your oral hygiene routine:
- Make sure you brush every side of every tooth. Use short, soft strokes. Don’t brush too hard. Hold the brush with a gentle grip and be sure get all the way down to the gums.
- Brush twice daily. It’s recommended you brush once in the morning and once before bed. Make sure not to eat anything once you’ve brushed your teeth at night.
- Make sure your brush has soft bristles and that it’s the right size for your mouth. In general, smaller is better than bigger.
- Floss daily.
- Don’t forget to clean your tongue. Remember bacteria can collect there too.
Make the Call!
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