Simi Valley, CA
Not many people like the idea of having multiple dentists address the oral health needs of them and their children at different stages in life, yet it is an inevitable part of life for many. Though all dentists have basic knowledge about treating people of all ages, they are not as competent as specialized pediatric dentists.
However, a family dentist has the knowledge and expertise to provide oral healthcare to patients of all ages. They possess specialized knowledge about the oral healthcare and hygiene needs of children, young adults, adults, and seniors.
If you are looking for specialized family dentists, we at Simi Hills Dental can help!
Family dentists are the ones to go to for your regular dental cleanings twice a year. You can get rid of all traces of plaque and calculus build-up through your family dentist.
In addition to regular cleanings, we also perform examinations of your mouth, looking for any changes or irregularities. We can check for signs of gum disease or other oral health problems.
Early detection can make all the difference in your cancer treatment. The sooner you detect oral cancer, the better it is for you. Your family dentist can help you keep an eye out for the symptoms of oral cancer.
You don’t have to go to a separate dentist for your children. A family dentist is trained in providing optimal oral healthcare for children and understands their requirements.
Fluoride treatments can help protect your teeth from damage and decay. They can help restore lost minerals through demineralization.
Dental sealants are protective covers that prevent the formation of a tooth cavity. It is a preventive measure usually applied to the molar and premolars as they are harder to clean for young children and even teenagers. Your family dentist will clean and cover the tooth, which will make it easier to clean for individuals as it provides an even surface.
Gum health is an essential part of your overall oral healthcare and maintenance. Your family dentist can help ensure your gum tissues do not develop infections by providing regular scaling and other maintenance procedures. Regular visits to your family dentist can help eliminate the possibility of developing periodontal diseases.
Periodontal maintenance is recommended for patients who have a history of periodontal disease. These in-depth cleanings are required because of the formation of gum pockets between the teeth and the gingiva. As a result, bacteria and plaque can accumulate there and spread infection that results in not just oral issues but other health issues as well.
If you participate in physical activities that put you at risk for dental trauma or injury, we strongly recommend a mouthguard. A mouthguard will protect your teeth and prevent dental emergencies. If you suffer from bruxism (teeth grinding), we may also recommend a night guard. Many patients with bruxism tend to grind their teeth during sleep. A night guard acts as a barrier that prevents enamel wear.
Sports-related injuries account for approximately 36 percent of injuries among children and adolescents. Out of these injuries, about 10-20 percent are maxillofacial injuries, according to the American Dental Association. Experts recommend athletes wear mouthguards while they are participating in sports like soccer, football, basketball, rugby, martial arts, wrestling, boxing, weightlifting, skiing, skydiving, skateboarding, surfing, ice hockey, and gymnastics.
The temporomandibular joint (TMJ), allows us to move our joint forwards, backward, and side-to-side. Any problems that prevent us from using this joint properly are known as TMD or temporomandibular joint disorders. We provide some treatments designed to alleviate any pain or discomfort associated with the TMJ.
If you have obstructive sleep apnea, your family dentist can provide oral appliances to clear the air passage. They can also provide a variety of other oral appliances that help improve oral health and visual appeal.
Simi Hills Dental offers family dentistry services to those who do not want to have separate dentists for different family members. We can take care of the oral health and hygiene needs of your entire family.