Oral hygiene for the whole family is important and necessary, but what exactly does the ‘family’ in family dentistry mean, you may ask? Having a family dentist allows you not only to just visit our office for your own teeth cleaning and whitening procedures, but also it means we are here when it is time for you to bring your youngest child to the dentist for the first time. Other than just bringing your kids in to see Dr. Nishimura, we are also here for you when a parent is having dental issues related to a new medication or something else. Let’s say you have a relative in town visiting and they are met with a dental emergency; we are also more than happy to provide service to them.
A family dentist offers an all-encompassing service that treats your entire family for any and all oral needs. While similar to general dentistry, the practice of family dentistry means we accept patients of all ages and are experienced in working with both baby and permanent teeth. We pride ourselves in offering these services to families, enabling you to just make one appointment for the whole clan, instead of having to run around to several different offices for each family member.
Beyond providing services to the whole family for routine and emergency oral needs, we also are happy to offer solutions for snoring that do not require surgery and will keep your whole family happy. Snoring is common amongst people of all ages, and it can also be something that drives your family a little nuts! While there are many over-the-counter remedies and surgical procedures designed to correct snoring, we offer oral appliances that have been specifically designed for you to correct a snoring problem.
Family Dentist Devices for Snoring
Snoring is caused by the airflow through the throat being restricted, which is often due to the tongue and palate falling back while you are sleeping. There are various oral appliances that have been developed to try and correct this, some of which are designed to hold the jaw forward. The tongue is also held forward with these types of devices, as it is attached to the front of your jaw. Other dental devices will hold your palate up and forward. The device that works best for your particular snoring issues will be determined by Dr. Nishimura and will be specific to your jaw, palate and cause of snoring.
Additionally, oral appliance therapy involves the fitting and use of a Dr. Nishimura-designed device that will maintain an open and unobstructed airway while you sleep. These are extremely effective in correcting snoring and since they are fitted to your particular mouth, they are comfortable and wearable.
Family dentist practices enable us to meet all your oral hygiene needs in an efficient and convenient way, allowing you to go about your life without multiple interruptions. From your child’s first visit to a dental emergency for a visiting family member, our office is here to meet all your needs. Besides the standard services and oral care for the whole family, we can provide you with a safe and effective answer to you or someone in your family’s snoring issues.
Please contact us to schedule your appointment.