The Importance of Family Dental Care

At the Manhattan Beach Dentist office we know how important it is for you to find a dentist who is qualified to handle the needs of your entire family. Having your family’s oral health needs in one location makes it easy for you to schedule dental treatments for your whole family at one time. More importantly, though you want to be assured that the dentist you choose offers a wide range of services that are designed to protect your family’s overall oral health.

Prevention is of primary importance when addressing the needs of your family. We want to make sure that you and your family receive the important preventive treatments that safeguard their oral health now and in the future. But family dentistry should also include a variety of services aside from routine exams, x-rays, and cleaning. These include treatments for:

  • Periodontal disease
  • Unbalanced bite
  • Root canal therapy
  • Sensitive teeth

Regular visits to the Manhattan Beach Dentist include a thorough oral exam that allows us to detect any changes or abnormalities since your last visit. Professional cleanings with our hygienist are an important part of prevention, and their purpose is to remove plaque buildup that causes tooth decay and gum disease. Your dentist and hygienist will determine how frequently you should have a professional cleaning.

The American Dental Association recommends visits to your family dentist at least twice a year for checkups. Monitoring the oral health of your family with routine visits also allows us to build a relationship with your family and establish an ongoing oral health history. This history becomes an important tool in helping us identify potential problems before they become serious and difficult to treat.

Dr. Erick Gutierrez

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