Family Dentist in Brookfield, CT - Jamie Gutierrez, D.D.S.
While we may often take our smiles for granted, it’s important that we keep up with our oral health so we can keep those healthy smiles for a lifetime. However, with the ever-growing prevalence of gum disease and tooth decay, it’s now just as important to see your family dentist for routine cleanings and exams. One of our goals at Jaime Gutierrez, DDS in Brookfield, CT is to provide preventive care to keep these common dental issues from happening to you. Gum disease and decay are 100 percent preventable with proper care. However, when dental problems arise, we offer a full range of dental treatments and surgeries for those currently dealing with issues like infection, cavities, or tooth loss.
How Often Should I See My Family Dentist?
Everyone should see their family dentist every six months for routine exams to make sure that their smiles remain healthy. Even if you aren’t experiencing symptoms, decay and other problems could still be lurking in your mouth that only your family dentist may be able to see through X-rays or a thorough exam. However, if you are experiencing tooth pain, bleeding gums, or an emergency situation, your family dentist is here to handle all of your urgent and non-urgent dental needs.
Children should also start seeing their family dentist regularly around their 1st birthday. Since decay can form as soon as a tooth erupts, it’s important to make dental cleanings and exams a normal part of your child’s oral regime. Furthermore, we can instill a smile-healthy diet and proper brushing habits in your child early on so that they always make their oral health a priority.
Furthermore, your family dentist is here to discuss ways to promote a healthier, more beautiful smile. We are happy to sit down and talk about proper brushing and flossing habits, lifestyle changes that could improve your oral health, and even cosmetic procedures that could transform your damaged smile. From teeth whitening to dentures, we are here to make sure that anyone can have a healthy smile they deserve. However, the first step is to keep up with your routine dental visits and to see your family dentist at the first signs of a problem.
If it’s time to schedule you or your child’s next six-month dental visit, then contact our office in Brookfield, CT today.
What are the benefits of a family dentist?
Creating Good Habits
Seeing your family dentist regularly helps build a good relationship between the dentist, their office and your child. Starting these healthy habits early helps your child take their oral health seriously as they grow older. Additionally, This positive relationship between dentist and child allows for a solid foundation on which your child can build a healthy dental routine into adulthood.
A family dentist sees patients of all ages, allowing everyone in your family to see the same dentist at the same office. This also allows you to stack your root canal appointment with your children’s dental cleaning or Grandma’s routine examination. This saves time and requires less time off work or school.
Keeping Records In One Place
Since the whole family has appointments at the same office, meaning all the dental records come from the same office as well. This means easy access to your family’s records in case of an emergency or if another doctor, such as an oral surgeon, requires them.
Preventing tooth decay and gum disease has two main requirements: a strong at-home oral care routine and regular dental examinations and cleanings twice a year. Forrester Family Dental can help you prevent these conditions in the whole family with regular examinations and cleanings. These visits give the mouth a clean slate when it comes to decay-causing plaque and tartar and allows your dentist to find and treat conditions like cavities early, with less invasive procedures.
Regular visits to the family dentist help reduce your costs and safeguard your oral health
Dental problems are always easier and less expensive to treat when they're small. Filling cavities tends to weaken teeth because a portion of the healthy tooth structure must be removed along with the decayed area. Treating small cavities preserves healthy tooth structure and helps you avoid the more complicated and expensive procedures that are needed when tooth decay isn't spotted until it's very advanced.
Regular dental visits include professional dental cleanings, which can help lower your risk of developing cavities or gum disease. During the cleanings, plaque and tartar are removed from your teeth before they can cause any damage. Your dentist also looks for other signs of disease, such as tumors that may be signs of oral cancer. He can even spot symptoms of general health problems during those visits. For example, if you have diabetes, you may be more likely to develop gum disease and bleeding gums.
Do you need a dentist you can take the whole family to?
Call Jaime Gutierrez, D.D.S. in Brookfield, CT at (203) 775-0480 for more information about our family dentistry services! We'd love to become your local Brookfield, CT family dentist.