Top 5 Reasons to Have a Family Dentist

Top 5 Reasons to Have a Family Dentist

Posted by Laurence Palmer on Apr 28 2021, 08:07 AM

Dental visits can be tedious, especially if you are going with your family members. And most of the time, general practitioners tend to recommend visiting a different specialist every time you or your loved ones need special treatment.

That’s why it is important to have a family dentist.

Who Is a Family Dentist?

Family dentists are dental practitioners specializing in family dentistry, providing oral health treatments for all ages, from toddlers to elders. Usually, family dentists have more experience working with children. In some cases, they could be qualified pediatricians.

Why Choose a Family Dentist?

Here we are listing five reasons why you should have a family dentist:

  • One-Stop Dental Care for the Whole Family

Family dental appointments can be difficult. It can be tiring to check the availability of each family member and dentist to schedule appointments and then taking the whole family to the dentist. With a family dentist, you can say goodbye to all these problems.

A family dentist can take care of each family member, from elders to toddlers. You don’t have to visit different specialists for different dental problems anymore. You can avail of almost all dental procedures under one roof.

  • Convenience and Time Savings

Usually, people find it challenging to make dental appointments in their busy schedules. And things can become more difficult if you are going with the family, like waiting in a long queue or waiting till each family member gets their treatment done. 

Having a family dentist can save a lot of time, with convenient booking and time management.  For example, you can get your teeth whitened at the same appointment as your child is getting his/her wisdom teeth removed. 

  • No More Anxieties

Dentophobia, the fear of going to a dentist, is one reason people miss their regular dental checkups. It is most common in children. A family dentist can help ease this fear and make them more relaxed by making dental visits more fun and comfortable.

  • Long-Term Relationship

In time, you can create a strong bond with a family dentist, which is impossible with a general practitioner whom you visit once in a while. A family dentist will know your medical histories and individual personalities and can use these to make more informed treatment decisions and recommendations.

Also, family dentists track children’s dental development and see if it is on the right path or not. 

  • Preventive and Emergency Care

A family dentist will always be at our service. This means that you can get preventive dental care by detecting dental problems from the start. Also, you can contact the dentist during a dental emergency at any time and get the best emergency treatment.

You will need to consider many factors, including qualifications, experience, and expertise, before choosing a family dentist. For this, you can get references from your family or friends. And having a family dentist will ensure dental health for you and your loved ones!

Want to reap the benefits of having a family dentist? Call Laurence Palmer at (801) 394-0401 or schedule an appointment online.


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