As you age, your oral health needs change. That is why finding a good family dental practice is such a great benefit. A family dentistry expert can treat everyone, often seeing parents and kids at the same time for maximum convenience. Plus, he will have a full understanding of your oral health, walking with you through every stage of life.
Dr. Jason Cellars is proud to offer family dentistry in Huntington Beach, CA. Seacliff Dental has been treating patients of all ages for almost three decades. And our comfortable, convenient office is equipped with the latest technology, including dental lasers and digital x-rays.
Read on to learn more about the specific oral health needs of every age. Then contact us to schedule an appointment for yourself or for the whole family.
Children and Their Needs
For kids, it is all about proper development and establishing healthy dental habits. You may be surprised to learn how early kids should be visiting the dentist. The American Dental Association recommends making an appointment once the first tooth appears and no later than a child’s first birthday.
Unfortunately, 23% of children between the ages of 2 and 5 have sustained a cavity. But exams, cleanings, and appropriate care at home can dramatically reduce these risks.
The Unique Concerns of Teens
As kids reach their teenage years, dental alignment often takes center stage. Once a teen’s permanent teeth are in place, Dr. Cellars can make sure that he or she has a properly balanced bite. Though he may refer your teen to an orthodontist, our family dental practice will stay involved in the treatment plan. Plus, we offer Invisalign®, which can be a more discreet alternative for qualified patients.
Young Adult and Middle Aged Patients
Adults have a wide range of oral health concerns, which often vary based on lifestyle, gender, and other health issues. For example, pregnant women have a higher risk of gum disease, which, in turn, can increase the risk of pregnancy complications. It is important for expecting moms to be proactive about their dental exams and cleanings.
Obstructive sleep apnea is more likely to affect middle aged men, although anyone can develop the condition. Dr. Cellars can treat OSA with a custom oral appliance.
And cavities are remarkably common at every age - but especially during early and middle adulthood. 90% of adults over age 20 have had at least one cavity.
Seniors and Oral Health
Once you reach your retirement years, the risk of dental problems increases. This is one reason that it is so important to have an established family dental practice at this age. Though gum disease affects many younger patients, periodontitis is especially common among seniors. The disease is found in an estimated 68% of adults over age 65. In turn, gum disease can lead to widespread tooth loss. Dr. Cellars offers effective periodontal care, as well as restorative treatments, such as dentures and dental implants.
Of course, as with all of his patients, his treatments are gentle, compassionate, and completely customized to meet your needs.
Contact an Outstanding Family Dental Practice Today
If you are looking for a family dental practice to call home, you have come to the right place. Contact Seacliff Dental to schedule an appointment.
Reach us online or give us a call at (714) 848-4247.