Family Dentistry Specialist

Mark S Roisman, DMD -  - Dentist

Mark S Roisman, DMD

Dentist located in Westport, CT

Oral health is critical and connected to your overall physical and mental wellbeing. With that said, it’s vital your child get off to a good start early in life by finding a reliable, skilled family dentist like Dr. Mark Roisman. Dr. Roisman treats children of all ages, in addition to adults, at his practice in Westport, Connecticut. He offers a variety of family dentistry services for all stages of life, and even emergency situations that fall outside of routine dental checkups. Make an appointment by phone to learn more today about Dr. Roisman’s family dentistry services.

Family Dentistry Q & A

What is family dentistry?

Family dentistry, which Dr. Roisman offers, refers to routine oral health care at all stages of life, from baby teeth to permanent teeth in children and adults. Family dentists are similar to general dentists in that they focus on oral hygiene and overall health of your teeth. Family dentists, however, focus mainly on children of all ages. Children have different oral health needs than adults, and family dentists are uniquely qualified to work with child patients.

Some of the family dentistry services that Dr. Roisman offers for children include:

  • Deep cleanings
  • Fluoride treatments
  • Treatments for cavities and fillings
  • Gum disease treatment
  • Orthodontic treatments

When should my child start to see a family dentist?

Your child should receive their first oral health exam right when their first tooth comes in. Dr. Roisman will then advise you on how to continue to monitor and care for your child’s teeth to ensure optimal oral health.

How often should my child see a family dentist?

Both children and adults need regularly scheduled check-ups with a dentist. Although it can depend on your children’s oral health history, Dr. Roisman and many professionals typically recommend at least two routine visits a year, one every six months. These visits help prevent issues like cavities and other potential problems. Talk with Dr. Roisman about your or your child’s oral health to determine a plan moving forward.

For adults, some issues arise up outside of regularly scheduled check ups that might call for a visit to the dentist. Certain life circumstances or tendencies might make it likely that you’ll need to see a dentist more often, such as:

  • Pregnancy
  • Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • HIV
  • Heart disease
  • If you smoke tobacco

All of these conditions have complications that can affect your oral health and cause gum disease, gingivitis, tooth decay, oral cancer, or fungal infections.

Why are regular dental visits important?

Regular visits to the dentist keep your teeth clean and healthy, and this boosts your overall health and self-confidence. Routine checkups can detect and treat conditions early, such as gum disease, decaying teeth, or oral cancer. Regular visits help ensure early identification of oral health issues and allow treatment at a manageable stage.