Family dentist’s gentle approach and advanced technology help establish good habits and experiences in Wake Forest
Did you know around half of all gum disease can be attributed to genetics? For some people, even with aggressive oral care they still develop damaging gum and tooth conditions. In these cases, there is a good chance a parent or sibling shares the same challenge.
If you suspect your family is among those particularly susceptible to gum disease, it’s all the more important you develop a relationship with Dr. Edmond Suh and his team. Early intervention is key. Dr. Suh wants to prevent conditions and get you on a regular series of dental visits — examinations and professional cleanings — before any troubling signs or symptoms surface.
Children can also inherit oral hygiene habits from their parents. Remember: you are a role model. Chances are if the kids see you keeping up good habits, they’ll do the same. Children love to imitate their parents. Let them see you brushing diligently and flossing consistently!
The same type of advice applies to the dental checkup. Several studies have linked poor diet and inadequate hygiene in the first two years of life to tooth decay in children later on. It’s integral to establish a healthy foundation for your child in the first few years of his or her life.
A feature of a healthy foundation is scheduling examinations and professional cleanings to remove stubborn tartar. These visits should be scheduled at least once every six months. It’s generally recommended that lifelong dental visits start before the first tooth or the first birthday.
Dr. Suh and his team also help to ensure you keep coming back for necessary preventive oral care with gentle dentistry. To Supremia Dentistry, this approach to dental care involves both:
- Sedation options to relax you
- Noninvasive, nonsurgical treatments
This type of care eases any fears that may have originated from dental visits of your childhood. Your child can notice any fears you may have. They may perceive the dental visit as negative, too.
By taking a relaxing medication before treatment, the appointment will fly by. You won’t have a care in the world, and won’t feel (or care) about the activity going on around you. Furthermore, you’ll remain awake and in control.
The fear of pain is responsible for many cases of dental anxiety and phobia. Dr. Suh minimizes these fears by using a scalpel-free approach to treatment. Laser dentistry results in less trauma and sensation. A less invasive procedure generally means less stress on the body to heal, as there is nothing to recover from and no downtime.
For all of these reasons and more, visit Wake Forest family dentist, Dr. Edmund Suh, by calling 919 556 6200 to schedule an appointment.