Family Dentistry FAQ
Why is visiting the dentist so important?
Visiting your dentist regularly is essential for keeping your teeth and mouth healthy, but it also helps maintain your overall body health. Some of the reasons dental care is important for the entire family include prevention of tooth decay, protection against periodontal disease, prevention of bad breath, strengthening your teeth for a beautiful smile, and helping you keep your teeth looking bright at all ages.
At what age should a child see a dentist for the first time?
According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, children should first see a dentist at six months old and no later than one year old. This is the time when the baby teeth are coming, and the dentist can examine their health. You should also schedule regular checkups every six months after the first visit.
If I have braces, how do I still need regular checkups?
Yes, it's even more important for patients who are receiving orthodontic treatment to visit their dentist regularly. At J Han Dental Design, we work closely with your orthodontist to make sure that your people remain clean and healthy while you are wearing braces.
How often should I brush my teeth?
You should brush your teeth at least two times a day, and make sure that your children are doing it too. Brushing regularly keeps your teeth, gums, and mouth healthy and clean by removing bacteria that is the leading cause of plaque. Try to spend at least one minute on the upper teeth and another on the bottom teeth, and you should also remember to brush your tongue as well.
How often should I floss?
Daily flossing is the best way to clean the spaces between the teeth and under the gum line. Besides cleaning, flossing also disrupts plaque colonies from building up, which in time may damage your gums and teeth.
At J Han Dental Design, we accept new patients of all ages, so if you're looking for a dedicated team that can look after the oral health of your entire family, call us today to schedule an appointment.