Family DentistWhy Choose The Colony Dentist as Your Family Dentist? Dr. Hubbell and his Team are passionate about helping to provide you and your family with the dental health care and education they need - all for a great smile and a lifetime of dental health! Please note that we do not see any children under 12 years of age in our practice. We are always welcoming children and young families to our practice. That is why we try to make each dental appointment as fun as possible, while still delivering the highest quality of patient care. We are very respectful of each patient and their needs and only offer all our services and treatments in a non-pressured environment. At The Colony Dentist, we know that choosing the right family dentist can be quite challenging! As well Family Dentistry as general dental topic is a large subject to cover. To keep it simple one of our primary Family Dental Services is Hygiene. With a qualified Preventative Care Team in place, we are able to provide our clients who are looking for fast and efficient service with the Hygienic care that they need in the short time they have given their busy schedules. Our Hygienists have taken many advanced training courses on the use of lasers for hygiene treatment and use laser therapy regularly in our practice. They are very gentle when dealing with patients who are experiencing periodontal disease.
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So what IS the importance of the dental cleaning? While not only beneficial for appearance sake, there are numerous health benefits from a regular check-up of your teeth. Firstly, maintaining a regular dental check up schedule will ensure that any potential dental issues are quickly identified and treated before they can turn into painful, and highly expensive, medicals issues that may require surgery or permanent treatment options. The importance of the regular check-up ranges from preventing fatal conditions to maintaining healthy gum and teeth so they are working at their optimal level. On one end of the scale, regular dental visits will clear the patient of any potential oral cancers which are highly curable if caught early on. On a lesser scale but perhaps far more prevalent is gum disease, which is an infection of the gum tissue and the bone. This is also true of cavities and broken fillings which, if left untreated can result in root canals, gum surgery and removal of teeth. On a superficial level, regular checkups prevent the build up of plaque and clean the teeth and gums to a healthy level, thereby reducing the onset of bad breath. Statistics show that 85 percent of people with persistent bad breath can attribute it to a dental problem and low dental appointment attendance. So how regularly should you go for these checkups with your dentist? A good rule of thumb is once every six months - providing that you have not experienced any sensitivity, pain or discomfort anywhere in your mouth.
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However, there are certain conditions that require more frequent visits to the dentist, including periodontal and gum disease, poor oral hygiene habits, high use of tobacco and alcohol, pregnancy, diabetes and certain medical conditions. These conditions leave the patient with a higher risk of gum disease, oral cancer and cavities - so patients who fall into any of these particular categories should visit their dentist on a more regular basis. We provide the FULL range of Family Dentistry Services and the list below outlines some of our most common services. If there is a specific service is not listed, then please call us at either (972) 624-0068 to inquire.