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By Dr. John Isbrandt
September 25, 2018
Category: Dental Industry
Tags: Family Dentist  

Do you need a family dentist?

Everyone needs a dentist they can rely on. A family dentist provides care for your whole family. If you're looking for a dentist, your St.Family Dentistry Charles, IL, family dentist, Dr. John Isbrandt, is here to help.

Different Dental Procedures

  • Fillings/Dental Bonding: In order to prepare your teeth for the composite, your family dentist will apply an etching solution on the tooth surface, then apply a composite resin that matches the color of your teeth. The composite is molded to the right shape and hardened with a curing light.
     
  • Crowns: A dental crown is a porcelain cap that covers unaesthetic teeth, like cracks, dents, and chips, and reinforces week teeth. Crowns are especially important for severely decayed teeth that have had portions of them removed. Your St. Charles family dentists use a dental crown to restore and protect your tooth.
  • Veneers: They're made of thin porcelain and used to resurface an individual's teeth, especially if they're stained, or discolored, as result of drinking coffee, or tea, smoking, chewing tobacco, tetracycline-containing medicine and poor hygiene. They also fix mishappened teeth, like crooked, overcrowded, and irregularly shaped teeth.

How to Care for Your Teeth

Here are a few tips to stay healthy:

  • Visit your dentist for bi-annual dental appointments to maintain your oral health.
  • Avoid eating hard candies and sugary food.
  • Use fluoride-containing products like toothpastes and mouthwash.
  • Eat fruits and vegetables that'll help avoid cavities.
  • Brush your teeth twice a day by spending two full minutes brushing your teeth and tilting your brush at a 45-degree angle to ensure you remove as much food debris as possible.
  • Floss your teeth before bed to preserve your crowns and natural teeth.
  • Drink plenty of water to remove food debris.

For more information on what your family dentists can provide you and your family, you should contact your St. Charles, IL, family dentist Dr. John Isbrandt today!

family dentistry Dentistry is home to many practices and concentrations. From pediatric dentistry to endodontics to oral surgery, dentists have many avenues they can pursue when caring for patients’ teeth.
 
Two specialties or descriptors that are closely related, yet have several key differences are the fields of general dentistry and family dentistry. When you see one, the other or both labeled on a St. Charles dentist’s office, knowing the difference can be the initial clue to determining if the dentist is the right one to care for your and your family’s teeth.
 
A general dentist typically performs dental services on adults. This dentist may offer procedures geared toward adults only and may not offer pediatric services, such as applying dental sealants.
 
Family dentists are those that care for patients of all ages. Family dentists do not typically restrict their practice by a particular age group. Dentists in this type of practice are as well-versed in educating young people about their dental health.
 
It is certainly possible to be a general and family dentist. In fact, that’s what Dr. Isbrandt’s St. Charles office is. He does not restrict his dental services by age, meaning he can care for an entire family’s dental needs, from the toddler to the grandparent.
 

What Are the Benefits of Seeing a Family and General Dentist in St. Charles?

By opening his practice to those of all ages, Dr. Isbrandt can help set young people on the road to a lifetime of healthy teeth. Family dentistry highly emphasizes prevention and keeping your teeth and gums as healthy as possible so cavities do not occur. Some benefits of seeing a family and general dentist versus just a general dentist include:
  • Children can continue seeing the same dentist for many years.
  • Family members can come to the dentist office on the same day and have their teeth cared for.
 
At Dr. Isbrandt’s St. Charles, IL dentist office, patients of all ages can count on the dental team to provide a caring, high-quality experience.