When you’re looking for a dentist to care for your family’s smiles, of course you want someone that is well trained, experienced and knowledgeable in all areas of dentistry. But what you also want is a dentist that is a convenient drive from your home, work or school. Laith Family Dentistry has two locations in the San Antonio area. One is central on Nacogdoches Road and the other is northwest on Shaenfield Road. Both offer a comprehensive menu of services for complete family dentistry in San Antonio.
Preventive Dentistry in San Antonio
The first order of dentistry is making sure you and your family avoid dental and oral health problems. This is accomplished at your regularly scheduled preventive checkups. At these visits every six months, your teeth are examined for signs of decay, your gums are checked for periodontal disease and a professional dental cleaning is performed.
Gum disease is a bacterial infection that can lead to other systemic health troubles such as high blood pressure and heart disease. So just by seeing your San Antonio dentist twice a year, you’ll be helping to keep your smile and body in good condition.
Baby or primary teeth may only be temporary, but they play a vital role in your child’s development. Speech, nutrition and confidence are all dependent on a healthy smile.
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends an initial visit by the time your child is one year old. At this time, the dentist will simply examine your baby’s few teeth and check his or her bite development. Then, regular checkups should begin between the ages of two and three years old.
Dental sealants are an excellent way to help prevent cavities. Many people believe they are reserved for children, because they have more difficulty cleaning their deeply pitted molars and keeping them free of debris, which attracts bacteria that could lead to decay. However, sealants can be just as helpful for an adult who is prone to developing cavities.
Applying sealants is easy. After one of you regular checkups, your teeth are dried and a mild acid solution is applied to roughen the surfaces—much like sanding a piece of wood. This is rinsed away, your teeth are dried again and the sealant solution is painted on to your teeth. Once dried, you have a solid barrier between the biting surfaces of your teeth and bacteria.
For all of these services and more, you can trust a family dentist in San Antonio. Call today to schedule an appointment.
Meet the Practice
The Laith Family Dentistry team offers comprehensive family dental care for patients of all ages — including children. If you or a family member needs a dental checkup and cleaning, don’t hesitate to contact the office at 210-880-6495 today.