It can be difficult to ensure that everyone in your family is getting the dental care they need when everyone is seeing different dentists in different offices. Even if you are diligent about ensuring that everyone is getting the essential oral care they need, you have to admit that it is frustrating. However, there is another option that can make it easier for you and your family to get quality and convenient dental care. Continue reading to learn about the many benefits of choosing a family dentist.
Simplified Dental Care
By getting a family dentist, your whole family will be able to receive treatment. You won’t need to schedule appointments with different providers on several different days. You could book them all together to make things a little bit easier for you. Whether your little one is having their first teeth erupt or your great grandmother needs to have her dentures repaired, you will be able to get everything you need in one place.
Wide Range of Services
You can receive all sorts of different services from a single family dentist. This is because they are trained to accommodate patients of all ages. If you want to have your teeth straightened out, whitened, replaced, or just cleaned, you’re in luck. There’s no need to go to separate locations to get these treatments performed. All you need to do is head to your family dentist.
Develop a Relationship
If you are seeing a dentist for a long period of time, you and your family will get to know them fairly well. This makes it easier to express any concerns that you are having that you would normally be too shy to speak up about. This will also help your children to feel more comfortable around the dentist rather than feeling anxious or panicked.
When you’re jumping around from a pediatric dentist to a general dentist, this can be a headache to deal with when it comes to paperwork. However, when your family is established with one dentist, this allows your dental history and chart to stay in one place, allowing for easy access.
Setting an Example
If everyone in your family has a different dentist, they won’t necessarily be able to see you when you’re getting your teeth cleaned. When you visit a family dentist, the whole family can have their teeth cleaned together which will allow your kids to see that you’re prioritizing your oral health too. With you being such a great example, they will be more likely to care for their teeth.
If you’re sick of driving across town to multiple locations in order to get dental care for your family, it may be about time that you switch to a family dentist. This way, you can reap all of the benefits.
About the Author
Dr. Clayton Cummings earned his DDS from the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry and is a member of the American Dental Association, Tennessee Dental Association, Nashville Dental Society, and Volunteer Study Club. For more information on family dentistry or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Cummings at his office in Nashville, visit his website or call (615) 460-0123.