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Family Dentist in Alexandria, VA

A family dentist is similar to a general dentist, as each provides services related to the general family dentistmaintenance of oral hygiene and tooth health.  While both terms can be used interchangeably, there is a slight difference between the two.  There are certain dentists that restrict their practice to certain age groups, while a family dentist will typically care for the entire family—from young children to older adults.  A family dentist is responsible for ensuring that plaque buildup around the teeth is kept to a minimum, that tooth decay is eliminated and cavities are filled, in order to maintain healthy smiles for the entire family.

Considered to be the first level of defense against dental complications, a family dentist is viewed as your first step for preventive care.  The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends that you visit your family dentist at least twice a year for a checkup and cleaning.  These dental checkups help to ensure the health of your teeth and gums while eliminating plaque buildup and the prevention of tooth decay.

Since a family dentist can continue to provide care to your growing family, you can enjoy the benefits that come with having a long-term dentist. We know your health, family history, lifestyle and pre-existing conditions, so that we can provide the best and most customized treatments possible. Because some oral conditions run in families, we will also be able to closely monitor members of your family to detect issues as soon as possible to prevent complications down the road.

Your family dentist can help monitor the condition of your family’s dental health while keeping an updated record of your dental history to ensure healthy, happy smiles for a lifetime. 

Learn more about dentistry for the whole family here.

For more information on Family Dentistry in the Alexandria, VA area call Dr. Peter J. Hanna, Jr. & Dr. Diane H. Pham at (703) 549-1960 today!