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Dental Office in Farmington Hills, MI supports the health and well-being of your family


Family Dental Office at Richard S Bernstein DDS Office in Farmington Hills MI Area
Dental patients are made, not born. By that, numerous researchers have substantiated what many of us already knew through years of observation as a family dental office in Farmington Hills, MI; that a parent’s or caregiver’s oral health plays a crucial role in the oral health of their children. There are several factors at play here.

One, as caregivers, do not underestimate your power as a role model. Parents who consistently brush and floss their teeth well, and keep check-ups at Richard S. Bernstein, D.D.S., tend to pass those good habits on to their children. The goal is for good oral hygiene to become a “way of life,” as natural as eating or sleeping. Speaking of eating, the sooner that you can introduce nutritious (often “tooth-friendly”) foods to your children, the more comfortable they will be with eating them. They won’t see calcium-rich broccoli and sweet potatoes, or fibrous celery, carrots, and apples as “weird.” They will just be a delicious part of their healthy and filling diet.

Another factor that shows how parents pass on oral health from senior to junior has to do with how periodontal or gum disease is transmitted from caregivers to kids. The bacteria associated with disease travels from the pockets around the teeth to saliva. The saliva is then passed on from one person to the next by behaviors such as sharing food, straws, cups, and utensils. It is for this reason that we urge parents to refrain from sampling the baby’s food, for instance. Better yet, we encourage parents who are unsure about their oral health status, or who have active disease, to visit us straightaway to resolve existing problems quickly.
Dr. Richard S. Bernstein, along with his team, also recognizes the great responsibility they have in creating the type of setting and experience that patients will want to return to, which is important as oral health is built on a foundation of routine cleanings and exams. We offer many of the amenities that you would find in a cozy home, such as a well-stocked fridge, playroom, and TVs to entertain while you wait or as work is being done. We have made it easy to get the gentle, comprehensive care that you will come to expect from Dr. Bernstein by offering some Saturday appointments, and we keep evening office hours Mondays and Thursdays.

We look forward to getting to know you and your family. Call 248.636.2100 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Bernstein in Farmington Hills, MI.
Dr. Richard Bernstein

Richard S. Bernstein D.D.S

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With over 25 years of experience, Dr. Bernstein is a renowned cosmetic dentist and is passionate about providing the best for his patients, making him a respected pillar of trust amongst his community. He possesses a Masters in Biochemistry - WSU School of Medicine, and a Doctorate in Dental Surgery - University of Detroit.He is presently a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, and a Diplomate in the American Board of Aesthetic Dentistry (ABAD) to name a few.

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