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Columbia Dentist Answers Frequently Asked Questions About Family Dentistry

Looking for a quality family dentist? Columbia dentist, Dr. David Foster, provides care for the entire family. In today’s blog, Dr. Foster explains how our family dental care can address the needs of both our oldest and youngest patients.

Family Dentistry Frequently Asked Questions

Question: How often should my family receive a checkup?

Answer: According to the American Dental Association, adults and children over the age of three should undergo a routine checkup once every six months. Using state-of-the-art digital x-rays, Dr. Foster will perform a thorough examination to assess the state of your dental health and watch for warning signs of burgeoning dental issues.

Question: Do dental cleanings help prevent gum disease?

Answer: Yes. During a cleaning, our dental hygienists will remove plaque buildup from the surface of your teeth. Plaque irritates the gums, leading to gingivitis in both adults and children. Over time, gingivitis may lead to gum disease in adults. A dental cleaning protects and brightens the smiles of patients of all ages.

Question: What are dental sealants?

Answer: Dental sealants are thin layers of plastic material applied to the molars in a child’s mouth. These teeth are often difficult for kids to reach when brushing. Sealants keep food from becoming stuck to or between the molars, preventing cavities from forming there.

Question: Does Dr. Foster offer complete smile makeovers?

Answer: For older patients seeking a beautiful smile, Dr. Foster offers complete smile makeovers. Your Columbia TN family dentist will use a combination of our cosmetic and restorative procedures to address the imperfections in your smile, improving both the appearance and function of your teeth.

Schedule an Appointment with Your Columbia TN Family Dentist

Did we answer all of your questions? If you have any more questions or concerns regarding our family dental care techniques, talk to your Columbia TN family dentist today. Dr. Foster offers the latest in general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule an appointment our 38401 dentist office by calling (931) 388-3384. We welcome patients from Columbia, Spring Hill, Mt. Pleasant, Lewisburg, Lewisburg, Hohenwald, Centerville and surrounding communities.

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