Family dentistry is a practice philosophy built around providing a wide range of dental treatments and procedures to patients of all ages. Many dentists choose to specialize in one area of practice, while family dentistry encompasses all aspects of dental care.
Dr. Barrera provides services to patients from infancy through retirement and beyond. If you or a family member requires specialized care that isn’t available through her practice, such as treatment for oral cancer or temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder, Dr. Barrera can refer you to the appropriate provider.
For most people, however, Dr. Barrera can provide comprehensive dental services to suit the full scope of dental needs.
One of the most significant advantages to choosing a family dentist is convenience. Families are busier today than ever before, and parents can feel overwhelmed as they juggle work and family obligations.
Having a family dentist allows parents to schedule dental appointments for the entire family on the same day.
Another advantage of family dentistry involves record-keeping. Dr. Barrera maintains comprehensive dental records on all patients in her care. When you come in for treatment, she and her staff can access those records and note any changes that occur over time.
That information allows Dr. Barrera to recommend the appropriate procedures to suit your needs. It also helps her to identify changes or trends that could suggest a more serious oral health condition.
Most dental care falls into three categories: preventive, restorative, or cosmetic.
This includes routine dental cleanings and exams to remove plaque and tartar and check for signs of decay. X-ray imaging is also part of preventive care.
These procedures include fillings, inlays and onlays, crowns, and dental implants — procedures that aim to restore proper dental function.
Cosmetic procedures are those intended to improve the appearance of your smile. Teeth whitening and veneers are commonly-sought cosmetic services.
When you're ready to look and feel your best, schedule an appointment with Dr. Barrera at her Torrance, California, office.
Feel free to email us regarding any scheduling or general questions!