Sometimes technology is an unbridled horse, and all we can do is hang on and go where ever it takes us; but that is not the case when it comes to the modern dentist. As a kid, I can remember going to at least two dentists if you had to get your wisdom teeth removed. Now that I have my own family, dentistry is such a different experience. These days, restorative dentistry means that a specially trained dentist can virtually treat you from the cradle to the grave. Modern technology has made nearly every discipline of family dental care available in the same office. I guess you can call it “one stop” dentistry.
General dentistry is what we experienced in our youth. This is where the dentist will plan preventive care for you and your family. Preventive care is the most effective and economical way to avoid serious dental problems. Your trusted dentist systematically schedules visits for regular checkups, teeth cleaning, fluoride treatments, periodontal evaluation, and screening for oral cancer. The goal is to catch small problems before they become dental emergencies.
Pediatric dentistry is vital in two very important ways. First, if the child’s experience is positive, you can develop a lifetime habit of good dental care. Second, preventive care is also the foundation that will continue to make the visits more routine, and ultimately less expensive. Therefore, it is important that the child become comfortable with the dental office and all the procedures. A reliable dentist will emphasize the need for good dental care and take an honest, sincere approach to earn your child’s confidence.
Sometimes, our smile is our biggest asset. Cosmetic dentistry helps patients evaluate and customize their smile. Perhaps the solution is whitening, porcelain veneers, or a complete smile makeover. The cosmetic dentist will not only restore your smile, but he will address any structural issues that need attention as well. This is where we would receive therapies such as tooth colored fillings, dental veneers, dentures, and dental implants. Everyone should have a wonderful smile, and it all starts with cosmetic dentistry.
Crooked teeth not only affect your smile, they affect hygiene and periodontal health; thus making you more susceptible to gum disease and tooth decay. In addition, many patients suffer from earaches, headaches, and neck pain as the result of an improper bite. Correcting your bite with orthodontics will alleviate these symptoms. Adult invisible braces can straighten your smile within as little as six months.
Sedation dentistry is for patients who are fearful or anxious about dental procedures. Sedation dentistry is also a great solution for those who have health conditions that prevent them from sitting comfortably through dental procedures. With oral sedation, patients receive a dose of anti-anxiety medication before their appointment. This medication allows them to respond to the dentist during the procedure, but will remember very little about it afterwards. For safety reasons, a friend or relative must drive you to and from the office.
Modern dentistry in West Haven and Milford, CT
West Haven and Milford are very fortunate to have a family dentist who is also a cosmetic dentist and sedation dentist. Shoreline Dental Care is the family dental answer. Visit their website to review the many possibilities for dental therapies for your entire family. After you have had a chance to get to know them online, call the office to schedule a checkup, or request a free consultation for a smile evaluation. You never knew that going to the dentist was so easy!