What is family dentistry?
In individuals of all ages, family dentistry works to identify, treat, and avoid oral health issues. This makes it possible for and member of your family to obtain comprehensive treatment at the same place, saving you time and the inconvenience of meeting with many different providers.
Family dentists, including Dr. Zhitnitsky, have special training for children and adolescents to work with. This assures your child a safe supportive atmosphere in which to receive the care they need.
What services does family dentistry provide?
Dr. Zhitnitsky provides a full suite of family dentistry services at Encino Dream Smile, including:
A regular test used to check-in on your oral health and well-being is an oral exam. Dr. Zhitnitsky uses a circular, handheld mirror during an examination to observe the gums, teeth, and tongue. He searches for symptoms that may suggest oral health issues with cavities, inflammation, abscesses, or other problems.
Professional teeth cleaning
Having your teeth professionally checked every six months is a simple way to reduce the buildup of plaque and tartar. A dental hygienist gently extracts plaque from under your gum line and the surfaces of your teeth when cleaning your teeth. They then use gritty toothpaste to polish your teeth, floss your teeth, and if appropriate, apply fluoride treatment.
To take accurate pictures of the dental roots, teeth, and alveolar bone, oral X-rays use very low doses of radiation. They play an important role in the diagnosis of cavities, damaged teeth, and periodontal disease-caused bone loss. Oral X-rays are quick and have immediate outcomes. They help Dr. Zhitnitsky create a personalized plan of treatment to suit your needs.
Dr. Zhitnitsky might prescribe periodontal care if you have gingivitis or periodontitis. The form of care that’s right for you relies on the severity and symptoms of your infection. Scaling and root-planing, antibiotic therapy, and flap surgery are some of the most common forms of periodontal treatment.
You may benefit from Invisalign if you or your child has crooked or crowded teeth or misaligned jaws. Invisalign is a cutting-edge orthodontic technique used to gradually add symmetry to your smile using transparent, silicone mouthpieces. Invisalign is even easier than conventional braces, helping you in only 6-12 months to achieve the ideal results*.
How often should I make a family dentistry appointment?
Dr. Zhitnitsky suggests planning a family dentistry consultation every six months if you want to keep your teeth and gums safe for years to come. When they’re easiest to handle routine checkups will detect potentially serious issues early on.
Schedule an appointment at Encino Dream Smile to obtain all-inclusive family dentistry. Book online for a consultation or call the office today.
*Individual results may vary