Family Dentistry Sunnyvale, CA
Family dentistry much like general dentistry focuses on services related to the overall general maintenance of tooth health and oral hygiene. Though the two names are often considered synonymous, there is a difference between the two; mainly being that family dentistry will not typically have restrictive services in relation to one age group, but rather will provide services for an entire family. Dr. Antonious has been practicing family dentistry in Sunnyvale, CA 94087, since 1995.
Because family dentistry is considered to be on the frontline of defense against dental problems, it is considered to be a preventative field, i.e. it emphisizes in teaching patients healthy dental habits that increases their chances in keeping their teeth and gums healthy for life. Some of the services that you can expect from Sunnyvale Dental Care family dentistry office include:
- Maintenance Cleaning: It is recommended by the American Dental Association, or ADA, that you and your family visit your family dentist two times per year for a routine checkup. Part of the checkup is a ‘maintenance’ cleaning of your teeth to rid them of any heavy plaque buildup which will help to prevent the onset of tooth decay.
- Fluoride Treatment: At the discretion of Sunnyvale family dentist Dr. Antonious it may be necessary to have a fluoride treatment done to your teeth. This treatment will help coat your teeth and protect them from decay.
- X-Rays: On some routine checkups you will be required to have x-rays or radiographs taken of your mouth which will help uncover any tooth or jaw problems that may necessitate attention. Problems such as cavities are a common find when radiographs are taken.
- Filling Cavities: Sunnyvale Dental Care family clinic has the onsite capability to fill in any cavities that may be discovered during a routine checkup. This is vital so that the problem does not get worse and require a crown, dental implant, root canal, or even oral surgery.
At Sunnyvale family dental practice, Sunnyvale, CA, Dr. Antonious provides comprehensive dentistry for the entire family. All Sunnyvale family dentistry professionals will have the initials of DDS or DMD following their name. These are acronyms for degrees that have been awarded in the field of dentistry and stand for Degree of Dental Surgery and Degree of Dental Medicine respectively. Some are confused as to which degree is better than the other and feel that it is an important factor in deciding which family dentistry professional to go with. But the two acronyms are simply different names for the same education that are awarded after dental students pass the National Board Dental Examinations.
Instead of focusing on letters at the end of a name you should focus on the individual family dentistry professional themselves. Before you make a decision on who will provide you with your family dentistry needs you should visit several different family dental offices and see what kind of feeling you get with each. You can also ask extended family and friends who they use and see what their experiences are. Remember, it is your family you are considering and the well being of their teeth so you owe it to yourself to take the time and be sure that the family dentistry professional you choose is the best possible choice for you and your family.
Family and Cosmetic Dentistry
Although family dentists are typically associated with preventative and restorative dentistry, many pursue additional training in order to provide cosmetic dentistry services such as teeth whitening and porcelain veneers. Family dentists who perform cosmetic procedures normally refer to themselves as family and cosmetic dentists.
Family and cosmetic dentists have more training than typical family dentists, though they occasionally refer some people to other dentists if specialized treatments are required. Specialists may include orthodontists (for teeth straightening), endodontists (for more complex root canal treatments), prosthodontists (for more complex crowns or for dental implants) and maxillofacial surgeons (for oral surgery). For very young children (ages four and younger), a family dentist may recommend a pediatric dentist, who has knowledge and training related to young children and early tooth health.
Sunnyvale Dental Care family practice, Sunnyvale, CA, is proud to provide a full range of family dental care for all ages under one roof.
Sunnyvale Dental Care is conveniently located in the middle of Silicon Valley and close by many high tech giant companies which employ hundreds if not thousands of employees who consider our office to be one of the best convenient near me local family dentist offices. Dr. Antonious is one of the best rated and reviewed local family dentists in Sunnyvale in review platforms like YouTube, Google, Facebook and Yelp. Sunnyvale Dental Care is the place where you can get the best of both worlds, affordability and great dental family dentistry. Sunnyvale dentist Dr. Antonious does his best to treat patients as he would like his family to be treated. Dr. Antonious is known by many families who reside in Sunnyvale as “the family dentist” nearby me.
Sunnyvale Dental Care is located in the West Sunnyvale Shopping Center on the cross section between El Camino Real and Sunnyvale-Saratoga cross section. Sunnyvale Dental Care is considered by many residents of zip codes 94085, 94086, 94087, 94088 and 94089 to be the best go to a family dental office.
Sunnyvale Dental Care has been examined and vetted by these ppo insurance companies Dentegra, Ameritas, Assurant, Anthem BlueCross, Cigna, DenteMax, Geha Connection, Guardian, HealthNet, Humana, MetLife, Principal, United HealthCare, First Dental Health, Avesis, Dental Benefit Providers, Aetna, and Maverest to be their local preferred PPO provider (PPO dentist). Dr. Antonious is a premier provider with Delta Dental.
Learn more when you visit Sunnyvale Dental Care. Call Sunnyvale Dentist Dr. Nasser Antonious at 408-720-0900 to schedule a consultation today!