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Family Dentistry

Healthy Smile Dental

General Dentist & Cosmetic Dentist located in Turlock, CA

In a world of ever-narrowing specialized medicine, finding a family practitioner for all of your health care needs becomes increasingly difficult. At Healthy Smile Dental, Harpreet Brar, DDS, understands this problem, which is why she offers family dentistry. From the smallest patients to the most elderly, Dr. Brar handles most dentistry needs for families in the Turlock, California, community. To learn more, call the office or use the online scheduler to request an appointment.

Family Dentistry Q & A

What is family dentistry?

From tooth decay to gum disease, your teeth are under constant assault, and it takes more than diligent at-home care to keep up (though at-home care is very important!). As a family dentist, Dr. Brar is with your entire family every step of the way, as she ensures that their teeth stay strong and healthy, enabling them to perform at their best.

To do this, she monitors their teeth and intervenes at the first signs of a problem in order to ward off larger issues. As part of her routine care, Dr. Brar provides:

  • Check-ups
  • Professional cleanings
  • Cosmetic dentistry
  • Fillings
  • Root canals
  • Periodontal services for gum health

Dr. Brar ensures that every member of the family receives quality care by providing comprehensive services that maintain your dental health for a lifetime.

Why do children need specialized dentistry?

As part of Dr. Brar’s family dentistry, she specializes in taking care of the youngest members by offering pediatric dentistry. This form of dentistry is crucial as your child’s teeth first start coming in. While these teeth are temporary, their importance can’t be overstated when it comes to your child’s development.

These starter teeth help your child chew and speak properly early on, and they act as warm-ups and placeholders for their secondary teeth. Maintaining the health of these first teeth is extremely important, which is where Dr. Brar can help. Through vigilant monitoring, she ensures that baby teeth stay strong until they’re ready to give way to adult teeth.

During this transition, Dr. Brar checks to make sure that their teeth come in correctly, and she intervenes when necessary in order to provide your child with teeth fit for a lifetime of service.

Perhaps most importantly, Dr. Brar provides a friendly environment that puts your child at ease, taking the fear out of going to the dentist.

How often should I see the dentist?

Each family member is different. If you have children, you should see Dr. Brar as soon as their baby teeth start to erupt. She recommends that you bring your child in every six months to avoid decay and other dental problems. Once their permanent teeth come in, they join the world of “adult” dentistry, which means that every member of the family should see Dr. Brar twice a year for regular cleanings and care.

If you want comprehensive family dentistry, call Healthy Smile Dental, or fill out the online form to schedule an appointment.