I we were asked to define a ‘dentist’, we would probably describe
a professional who takes care of our teeth. Someone able to fill a
cavity, perform root canal therapy or whiten our teeth – a general
dentist. This description would not make justice to the true meaning
of the title. Just like fellow healthcare providers, the doctors,
dentists also specialize in various fields, periodontists or oral
and maxillofacial surgery, being just a few of them. But I would like
to mention a definition that is not often heard when speaking about a
dentist – a preventative oral health specialist.
when visiting a dentist we often don’t have a cavity or any other
issues with our teeth. We simply go to have our teeth cleaned and
assessed by a dentist. -something that they want us to do on regular
basis. Many of us question that requirement – why should we spend our
money on x-rays when we feel no pain?! And why the dentist performs
an exam when we haven’t raised any concerns?
have also asked those question in the past! Majority of dental
practices, including those in Hamilton, specialize in family
dentistry. Their main goal is to provide
dental services for the entire family. Their primary mission is not
to treat, but to educate all their patients, starting with the
youngest ones, on the importance of oral hygiene. Contrary to what
many may think, dentist, don’t want to see you in the chair for many
hours when undergoing complicated dental treatment such as root canal
therapy; they want you to take good care of your teeth each day and
visit them on regular basis in order to recognize any issues before
they become serious. How they do it:
educate us on the link between dental and
advise us on how to properly care for our
use available resources, such as x-rays to
early detect any issues
In a way, family dentistry is the first line of defense against oral health problems. And with the help from family dentistry offices in Hamilton and all over Ontario and other provinces, we can be assured that preventative dedentistry will allow us and our families enjoy beautiful and pain-free smiles.
At Gateshead Dental in Hamilton, Ontario, the staff of general
dentists is always ready to do more than treat your dental issues.
They are there to prevent the occurrence of dental problems. They
work with you and your family to establish a system of oral hygiene
that prevents major oral problems. So if you are looking for a well
established and reliable dentist, who provides family dentistry
services, be sure to give them a call.