While they do share a striking number of similarities, family dentistry and general dentistry do hold a key difference. Although a general dentist provides oral health-boosting services, a family dentist, such as Dr. Thomas Cherry in Florence, SC, provides full dental services and treatments to patients of all ages—read on to learn how this versatility can make your life easier!
Why do I need to choose a family dentist?
A family dentist can provide your entire household with dental treatment. That means no more needing to make separate dental appointments for you and your child; here at Florence Dental Arts in Florence, SC, everyone can get the proper dental treatment they need, all in one location!
In addition to being able to treat everyone from toddlers to seniors, Dr. Cherry also provides his patients with all forms of dentistry to help meet their every need. This includes general, preventive, and cosmetic treatments.
Furthermore, by visiting our Florence office, you can begin acquainting your child with a dentist, allowing for them to be comfortable by the time they start regularly attending routine dental appointments by the time their first tooth erupts. This relieves a lot of stress for parents and children during dental visits.
What are some procedures your dentist provides?
- Fillings: More than 70% of people have had at least one cavity by age 17, according to a 2000 report by the U.S. Surgeon General. A family dentist can provide patients of all ages with the fillings they need to seal cavities and halt dental decay. This is especially important for children, for oral infections can impact the growth of their adult teeth.
- Sealants: Sealants are a preventative treatment that protects children's back teeth from developing decay. Your Florence dentist applies sealant on tiny grooves, pits, and fissures on molars in order to prevent food particles from getting stuck in them, and thus creating a place for bacteria to flourish.
Interested? Give us a call!
For more information about family dentistry, call Florence Dental Arts today at (843) 665-6200.