Shenandoah Family Dentistry
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Family dentistry deals with oral health from a family perspective, but especially in adolescence and young adulthood. Family dentists are usually very similar to normal general dentists, with additional training, but generally have more training in working with adolescents and children. The work requires a great deal of collaboration between the dentist and family as it is often difficult for the dentist to get a family to follow simple dental care steps such as cleaning and fluoride treatment.Learn more by visiting Shenandoah Family Dentistry-Winchester Family Dentistry
Teens and young adults can be particularly scared of visiting the dentist because of their lack of self confidence or concerns about being embarrassed in front of others. This can lead to improper dental health, which can then lead to even greater dental anxiety later in life. It can be difficult for adults to have their teeth cleaned, because they may associate having teeth professionally cleaned with feeling embarrassed. Family dentists do not have this problem, as they understand that the dentist is there to help them achieve better oral health, not to provide temporary relief from embarrassment.
Dentists in family dentistry have a wide range of specialties. Family dentists can treat adults by doing simple treatments such as teeth cleanings and fluoride treatments. They may also treat gum disease, cavities, and root canals. More complicated treatments, such as surgery, are sometimes required for children. For example, if a child has suffered damage to their molars, a family dentist may need to remove the tooth and replace it with a crown to protect the damaged tooth.