When was your first dentist appointment? If you’ve been diligent about your dental care over the years you probably don’t remember at all: you’ve been to the dentist so many times it’s all a blur!
If you haven’t been regular dental care patients you might better recall when it was. For many people with irregular dental care habits, it was even much later in life than it should have been. At Panama City Smiles we don’t mind if you started your dental care life late, we simply want you to have a healthy set of teeth from this day forward.
Your teeth are important, and if you’re lifelong dental patients you probably were taught from a young age that your teeth were essential. If you’ve been irregular about your care you may be the kind of person who lived a family life without emphasis on dentistry, and that’s okay: you can correct it now! Regular dental care is essential, especially for the youngest members of your family. Good habits start young, so make sure you take good care of your whole family at our Panama City office!
What Family Dental Means To Us
Your family’s dental care is an important part of their overall health: bad teeth can jeopardize the bodily health and life expectancy in a dramatic fashion. The mouth-body connection is at the heart of our family dental philosophy: we believe that a lifelong commitment to healthy teeth is essential for happiness and we want to do everything we can to provide it.
Keeping that smile healthy over your whole life requires several good habits that combine to protect and preserve your teeth. First, you have to make sure you’re brushing at least twice a day and flossing in the evening. This goes for your children as well: it’s a good idea to start brushing for them even before they have teeth. Keeping their gums healthy is an important first step.
All the home dental care in the world won’t preserve your teeth for good, though. You have to make sure you get professional care twice a year as well. Our Panama City dental team are firm believers in regular dental cleanings and exams: they allow us to get a continual picture of your oral health and also catch problems before they ever become a serious risk. Without those regular exams, you can end up with cavities and gum disease that could have easily been avoided!
Family dentistry is, at its core, a preventive dental practice. We want to see you and your children every six months so that we can continually monitor and regulate your oral health. Regular doctor visits are an essential part of life, and so are dental visits!
Lifelong Dentistry Starts Early
Study after study shows that patients who start receiving dental care by their first birthday are less fearful of the dentist, have healthier teeth, and are at a far lower risk for gum disease, tooth decay, and tooth loss.
It might surprise you to think that your child needs dental care as soon as they have a single tooth, but it’s true! We might not be performing an hour-long cleaning but we are starting to get a picture of your child’s dental development. That allows us to quickly identify treatment needs as they grow, plan orthodontic procedures that are faster and more effective, and ensure that they grow into healthy, beautiful smiles. Who doesn’t want that for their child?
Proper planning and regular care are essential to a healthy mouth, whether you’re six or sixty. It all starts early, building good habits and healthy teeth one by one, and continues for life. We don’t mind if you’ve been away from the dentist for a while: we just want you to have a healthy smile that you can rely on to be there for life! You’ll never be scolded, treated badly, or be made to feel wrong about missing dental care. We’re just glad to have you back.
Start A Lifetime Of Healthy Smiles Today!
It’s never too late to change your oral care habits: call Panama City Smiles today for an appointment for you and your family! You can reach us at 850-588-0158 or you can request the ideal time by filling out our online appointment request form. We look forward to seeing you soon!