What Is Family Dentistry?
As the name implies, family dentistry is the term used to describe a family dentist practice that addresses the dental needs of your entire family. Not all family dentist practices in the Eagle and Meridian, ID, area are equal though. From toddler to sage, family dentist Dr. Blaisdell meets the dental needs of your family and truly has their best interests at heart.
Family Dentistry Services in Boise
Taking care of your family’s dental health is a joint effort between our family dentistry practice and your daily routine at home. Here’s what you can do to ensure optimal dental health:
- Regular Brushing and Flossing: The cornerstone of dental health is regular brushing and flossing at home. Brushing twice a day with fluoride toothpaste and flossing once a day can greatly reduce the risk of dental decay and gum disease.
- Healthy Diet: Consuming a balanced diet and reducing sugar intake can significantly contribute to stronger teeth and gums.
- Preventive Measures: Utilize dental products like mouthwashes or dental flossers if recommended by Dr. Blaisdell, especially if you have braces or other dental appliances.
- Early Detection: Keep an eye out for signs of dental problems, such as pain, sensitivity, or bleeding gums, and contact us promptly if they arise.
- Regular Dental Visits: Schedule regular check-ups and cleanings for each family member to maintain oral health and catch potential issues early.
- Dental Education: We provide educational resources and guidance to help each family member understand the best practices for oral care tailored to their age and dental needs.
Services for Children’s Dentistry:
A great family dentist focuses on the oral health of the whole family and preventing major dental issues. Family dentist Dr. Blaisdell invests in the equipment and training to make sure your whole household will have their family dentistry needs met. Beyond the equipment and training though is our warm and caring chairside manner that sets everyone at ease and helps make your visits to our family dentistry practice enjoyable.
In addition to general prevention and education, we offer services specially tailored to our younger patients:
- Pediatric Oral Assessments: Regular assessments to monitor the development of your child’s teeth and jaws.
- Fluoride Treatments: Professional fluoride applications to strengthen young teeth and prevent decay.
- Orthodontic Evaluations: Early assessments for teeth alignment and bite issues to determine if and when orthodontic intervention might be beneficial.
- Dental Sealants: Application of dental sealants to protect the chewing surfaces of your child’s back teeth where most cavities in children are found.
- Tooth-Colored Fillings: If your child does have a cavity, we offer tooth-colored fillings to restore the tooth discreetly.
- Habit Counseling: Guidance on thumb sucking, pacifier use, and other habits that could affect your child’s dental development.
- Emergency Dental Care: Prompt treatment for dental injuries or emergencies that are common during childhood.
Adult Family Dentistry Services We Offer:
As well as services for your young ones, family dentist Dr. Blaisdell offers services for adults and the elderly as well. Adults have different dental needs, which we cater to with a comprehensive range of services:
- Cosmetic Dentistry: Services like teeth whitening, veneers, and bonding to improve the appearance of your smile.
- Restorative Dentistry: Procedures including fillings, crowns, bridges, and implants to restore the function and aesthetics of your smile.
- Periodontal Care: Treatments for gum disease, from scaling and root planing to more advanced procedures if necessary.
- TMJ/TMD Treatment: Management and treatment options for jaw pain and dysfunction related to the temporomandibular joints.
- Sleep Apnea and Snoring Therapy: Custom-made oral appliances to help alleviate the symptoms of sleep apnea and reduce snoring.
- Oral Cancer Screenings: Comprehensive screenings for early detection of oral cancer.
- Dental Crowns: A dental crown is an artificial tooth cap that replaces a cracked, broken, or misshapen natural tooth crown. We offer beautiful, dental crowns that look and function naturally.
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- Dentures: Dentures are a tooth replacement option for your whole smile. Wear and tear can bring teeth to a point where they need constant maintenance; dentures solve those issues beautifully.
Learn More About Dentures
Schedule a Family Dentistry Appointment in Boise!
Blaisdell Family Dentistry provides personalized, compassionate care for every stage of life. Whether you’re bringing in a toddler for their first check-up or an elder for dentures, we’re equipped to meet every dental need. Our goal is to partner with you for a lifetime of excellent oral health.
Explore our services further, and when you’re ready for a family-oriented, educational, and preventive approach to dental care in Boise, Meridian, and Eagle, ID, contact us to schedule your appointment. We’d love to meet you and your family and keep all your smiles healthy and bright!