Family Dental Care Q & A
What does family dentistry include?
As a family dentist, Dr. Yoon oversees the oral health of all of your family members at every age and every stage of life. Busy families love the convenience of having dental appointments in one location with one doctor.
At Springfield Dental Solutions, Dr. Yoon provides your family with superior care and an array of services, including:
- Professional cleanings
- Root canals
- Oral surgery
How often are dental checkups?
The American Dental Association specifies that dental checkups should be set at intervals determined by your dentist. In general, Dr. Yoon believes that all of his patients benefit with a comprehensive cleaning and a thorough examination every six months.
Depending on your health history and dental needs, Dr. Yoon may advise an additional visit or two during the year to get your smile in optimal shape.
When should children have their first dental checkup?
Once your baby’s teeth begin to erupt, they should begin routine checkups with Dr. Yoon. Regular examinations are a great way to catch problems early and demonstrate to your child that dental appointments are nothing to fear.
As your child grows and learns to brush and floss regularly, Dr. Yoon reinforces best practices and techniques to help prevent decay and gum disease.
How can my family maintain oral health?
In addition to twice-yearly exams and cleanings for each of your family members, there are several effective ways to boost overall oral health for each of your loved ones:
- Use toothpaste with fluoride
- Avoid eating food with fast-burning processed carbohydrates
- Eliminate soft drinks
- Don’t smoke
- Brush two to three times every day
- Floss every night
What if there’s an emergency?
Even when your dental needs turn urgent, Dr. Yoon stands ready to serve your family. When you experience sudden or severe pain or tooth injury, Springfield Dental Solutions works swiftly to adjust the schedule and prioritize your need.
Common dental emergencies include:
- Broken fillings
- Knocked-out or missing teeth
- Fractured teeth
- Sudden, severe pain
- Unexplained swelling
- Bleeding from the mouth
For expert dental care for everyone in your family, trust Dr. Yoon at Springfield Dental Solutions. Call today or book your appointment with the convenient online tool.