A good family dentist can ensure excellent dental care for your entire family, from everyday dental hygiene, to regular checkups, to emergency dentistry. From your youngest child to the adults in your family, your family dentist can help be sure everyone’s teeth are healthy and strong.
Choosing a Family Dentist
Since your family dentist will serve all the members of your family, it’s important to have a dentist everyone is comfortable with. A dentist who specializes in family dentistry is usually the best choice, although a general dentist who has had training in pediatric dentistry can also be an excellent option. Some of the things to look out for when choosing a dentist for your whole family include:
- A child-friendly office
- A dentist and hygienists who are experienced in dealing with children
- Experience with adolescent concerns such as orthodontics
- Experience with the concerns of adults and the elderly, including prosthodontics
- Experience with emergency dentistry
In addition, you and your family members should all feel comfortable in the dentist’s office. He should be willing to answer all your questions, particularly questions you need to ask about your children’s dental health. If your child has a dental emergency, it is particularly important that your family dentist be willing and able to explain treatment options in a clear, calm manner so that you can make decisions quickly and be sure you’re doing the best thing for your child.
What Are the Advantages of a Family Dentist?
Many families use a general dentist instead of a dentist that specializes in treating whole families. This can be a good option, but if you have children of a variety of ages, or are also seeing to the health of your own parents or other older members of the family, a family dentist can provide many advantages. In addition to having experience specifically intended to handle the needs of an entire family, your dentist will also be able to maintain the records of all the members of your family, providing seamless family care.
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