Importance of Having a Family Dentist

Dr. Paige King and Dr. Laura Dougherty of Dougherty Dental Solutions in Wilmington, DE, can help keep the mouths of everyone in your family healthy. Having a dentist the whole family knows and trusts is great for your family's oral and overall health!

Our Wilmington, DE, practice focuses on preventative care for the whole family. Regular dental appointments help you and your family maintain oral health and can prevent you from needing more dental work. Regular cleanings and exams are the most important part of preventative care to prevent gum disease, tooth decay, and other dental problems.

A lot of patients put off going to the dentist out of fear or anxiety. Having a familiar environment and staff takes away that uneasiness for a lot of people, especially the little ones. Getting used to going to the dentist early on builds healthy habits that they will maintain for the rest of their lives! When your whole family visits the same dentist, your dentist can also identify genetic dental problems more easily. This can be helpful for maintaining your family's dental records since they will all be in the same place in case of an emergency.

Besides teeth cleanings and regular exams, we offer other preventative services for children. Fluoride treatments provide extra protection from tooth decay. Sealants also help prevent tooth decay in children. Sealants are brushed onto the surfaces of teeth as a liquid, and when the solution hardens it protects the teeth from decay.

Preventative care is meant to help you before you need serious dental work, but it's important for your family to keep up good hygiene routines at home, too. Your dentist will recommend brushing for two minutes twice a day and flossing at least once a day.

Keeping up a great hygiene routine at home and scheduling regular cleanings and exams for your family sets you all up for great oral health. Contact Dr. King and Dr. Dougherty of Dougherty Dental Solutions in Wilmington, DE, at (302) 475-3270. We love to help whole families stay on top of their oral health!

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