Family Dentistry In Lakewood
If you’re new to the area or you’re looking for a new family dentist in Lakewood, Dr. William and Dr. Girgis of Lakewood Smiles would feel honored to be considered for your family’s dental health needs. At our practice, we specialize in caring, gentle treatment. From check-ups and fillings to periodontal treatment and oral surgery, we have services that meet every need for patients of all ages.
What Is A Family Dentist?
Unlike a pediatric dentist, a family dentist does not focus on exclusively treating children. While family dentists are trained to treat children, they are also trained in general dentistry. This means that Dr. Girgis can treat almost every need for every member of your family. Essentially, a family dentist is a “one-stop-shop” for dental treatment, no matter your age or your stage of dental health.
Why Is Finding A Dental Home Important?
A “dental home” is an important concept in family dentistry. This is a dental office where you and your family feel comfortable getting routine care like regular oral exams, cleanings, and other treatments. It is important to find a dental home for you and your family for several reasons. First, seeing the same dentist regularly will help children get to know their dentist, and in turn, they will feel less nervous about their visits. This prevents the development of dental anxiety in the future and ensures positive lifelong care. Your child will also become more informed when it comes to their oral health, and develop better oral hygiene habits.
A dental home also allows your child to get better preventive care because your dentist will get to know their unique health challenges and address them at every appointment.
Why Are Regular Checkups And Oral Exams So Important?
Regular six-month checkups and oral exams are critical for a number of reasons:
- Preventive care helps eliminate the risk of cavities and gum disease
- Save time and money by avoiding costly restorative procedures
- Regular x-rays and oral exams can help identify potentially serious health issues, like oral cancer
When Should I Take My Child To The Dentist For The First Time?
The American Dental Association recommends that you bring your child to the dentist for the first time when their first tooth emerges, or by the time they turn 1 year old, whichever comes first. Then, you should schedule a follow-up appointment at Lakewood Smiles every six months to allow Dr. William and Dr. Girgis to track your child’s oral health and development, and ensure they are free of tooth decay and other common childhood dental issues.
Come To Lakewood Smiles Today – We Treat The Whole Family!
Ready to get started? Dr. William and Dr. Girgis are always taking new patients, so don’t hesitate to get in touch today and schedule your initial consultation. You can contact us at (562) 866-0406 or come to our office at 5220 Clark Ave, Suite 435, Lakewood, CA 90712 if you’re in the area. Don’t wait. Make us your new “dental home,” and make sure you and your entire family gets the treatment they need!
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