If you have children, a family dentist can be a great option for your regular dentistry needs. A family dentist is qualified to take care of patients of all ages. From baby teeth to permanent teeth to prosthetic devices, a family dentist can help with a wide range of dental needs.
There are many advantages of having your whole family seen by the same family dentist:
- Convenience: Being able to coordinate scheduling and only having to drive to one office for appointments certainly has its advantages for the modern, busy family.
- Simplicity: All your records and billing are in one place, which reduces mistakes and headaches when you need access to these items.
- Comfort: Even before your children start seeing the family dentist for their own appointments, they can travel to the dentist with you, building their comfort level and confidence and setting them up to have positive associations with going to the dentist.
A family dentist can generally take care of a wide range of dental needs, starting with regular cleanings and exams, as well as other preventative treatments like dental sealants and fluoride treatments. With all your records in one place, if a major dental problem does arise, you can feel confident in knowing that your family dentist will know your personal dental history and be able to help you through any decisions about what to do next. Family dentists can discuss fillings, crowns, bridges and more.