Your Bethesda Family Dentist
Finding a great dentist is never easy. Finding one who cares for your entire family is even more difficult in a world of increasing specialization that often excludes the needs of specific age groups. At Bethesda Center for Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we offer the comfort and convenience of dentistry for the whole family under one roof.
Our exceptional roster of dental experts for each phase of life sets us apart. Whether your child needs a cavity filled or you or a loved one is suffering from the deprivations of sleep apnea, we provide optimal care backed by years of research, continuing education, and experience.
The Importance of a Dentist for Your Whole Family
A family dentist gets to know you and your family personally, establishing a rapport that lasts a lifetime. If a problem does arise, your family dentist is already familiar with your needs and medical history, making what can be a traumatic experience much more pleasant. Family dentists carefully monitor your and your family’s oral and dental health over the years, making it easier to catch potential problems early and treat them more effectively.
Other advantages to having a dentist for your whole family include:
As family dentists, we are experienced in all aspects of preventive dental care for children and adults. Each of our doctors is an expert in their area of expertise, so you do not have to seek specialized care outside our office. Our doctors continually pursue continuing education to address the needs of patients of all ages, including children, adults, and the elderly.
Your dental and oral care needs and desires evolve throughout your lifetime. While preventive care such as dental sealants and proper oral hygiene education is paramount for children. As an adult, you may be interested in a smile makeover or teeth whitening to advance your career or prepare for a special event. You may need periodontal care or dental implants to restore proper function and comfort in your retirement years. As family dentists, we can provide for all your oral health needs throughout your life.
Health care and treatments are more successful when there is a strong foundation of trust between the doctor and patient. As family dentists, we learn about your family’s dental health history and any dental problems that run in your family. We are proactive, monitoring these issues and creating a preventive treatment plan to protect your health and maintain a healthy smile.
Establishing routine dental care for your children when they are young increases the likelihood they will continue to seek proper dental care as they grow older. Your child will become comfortable with the process, get to know our doctors, and put their trust in the care we provide.
Routine dental care allows us to diagnose and treat dental problems in their earliest stages before they become dental emergencies. We encourage proper at-home oral healthcare by educating our patients on proper brushing, flossing, and care. We guide them to the best treatment options to help preserve their natural teeth as long as possible, hopefully for a lifetime.
Why Your Child Needs to See a Family Dentist
Taking proper care of your teeth and gums starts far sooner than most people realize. Your child’s baby teeth will eventually be replaced by permanent teeth, but that does not mean you should neglect the baby teeth. Cavities can lead to serious problems, including early loss of primary teeth before the adult teeth are developed, leading to misalignment of permanent teeth when they arrive. Cavities can lead to infections that damage the jawbone and adjacent teeth. Taking care of your child’s teeth now, including regular dental checkups, will help them care for and maintain their permanent teeth throughout their lives.
Protect your family’s oral health and beautiful smiles by establishing a relationship with one of our experienced family dentists. Contact our office at 301-812-4946 or use our online form to schedule an appointment and begin your family’s total oral health journey together.