What to Look for in a Family Dentist

As a family dentist, Dr. Simon Wong is trained and qualified to treat people of all ages, which means that he can see your entire family, including your kids from childhood throughout their entire life.

Glendale Family Dental Care is committed to providing families in Glendale with high quality general dentistry services that exceed your expectations. Dr. Wong specializes in providing preventive, diagnostic, and treatment services for common dental conditions, diseases, and disorders that affect the teeth, gums, and jaws for all age groups.

Some of the common dental services that are important regardless of your age include:

  • Cleanings and checkups
  • Fillings
  • In-office whitening

If you have kids and are looking for a dentist in Glendale who can treat all of you at the same office, or even at the same time, then Dr. Wong might be right for you.

During a routine visit to your family dentist, you should expect:

  • Thorough examination of your mouth – teeth, gums, jaw, and other structures
  • Professional teeth and gum cleaning
  • Discussion about your oral and overall health

A routine checkup every 3-6 months is the best way to detect the warning signs of common oral concerns, including tooth decay, gum disease, and oral cancer.

Your Child’s First Visit

Your child’s first visit can form the foundation of a healthy mouth and a dazzling smile. The first dental visit for children should provide a pleasant experience to prevent unnecessary fear or anxiety in subsequent visits. This visit is about familiarizing them with the fun aspects of a dental office. The children may ride in the chair by themselves, on their parent’s lap, or with their sibling for maximum enjoyment.

Depending on your child’s temperament, we may proceed to counting their teeth or introducing them to the common dental tools. Dr. Wong will still be able to assess the state of your child’s mouth and provide tips or instruction on how to provide optimal dental for your child.

Subsequent visits

Ideally, you should visit your family dentist every six months for professional cleaning and an oral exam. Annual visits may be sufficient for patients at low risk of plaque buildup and infections, while more regular visits may be necessary for people with chronic diseases, expectant mothers, and tobacco products users.

Also if you have a clear sign that your mouth needs attention, such as bleeding gums, a toothache, loose teeth, tooth sensitivity, or popping jaw, or if you have a cosmetic concern such as a chipped, broken, or stained tooth, don’t hesitate to visit Glendale Family Dental Care for a consultation.