Benefits of a Family Dentist

Benefits of a Family Dentist

Few things are more stressful than having to leave a medical professional and strike out to find a new one. Transitioning from one physician to another and maintaining consistency of care can be a challenge. Fortunately, it is possible to have the same dentist for much of your life when you choose a Family Dentist.

Family Dentists often see patients from their first tooth to well into adulthood, creating relationships that ease anxiety and facilitate timely and consistent care.

Here are some of the benefits of choosing a family dentist to meet your oral care needs:

•Oral Care for all Ages

A family dentist knows how to provide care for multiple generations. From your toddler to Grandma, everyone in your family can get regular cleanings and exams from the same office. This will help you teach your kids about the importance of good oral practices, because they’ll see how you handle your visits to the Ryandentist and know that proper dental health is important.

•Convenient Visits

You’ll be able to save time and money by having the same dentist treat the whole family. Instead of taking time off from work and driving to your dentist, then repeating the process a different day for your kids, you only have to leave work once and take everyone to the same place. Think about the gas you’ll save by only having one office to drive to!

•Lifelong Dentistry

When you choose a family dentist, your children won’t have to find a new practitioner when they become adults. If you choose a pediatric dentist for your kids, as soon as they reach the cut-off age, they’ll have to become comfortable with a new dentist. Yet with a family dentist, all of your child’s dental records will stay in one place, and the quality and continuity of care won’t be compromised.

•Personal Relationships

By spending time in the dentist’s office as a family, you’ll develop a personal relationship with the doctors and office staff. This will give you the confidence to ask about any oral health care concerns you have, and will help you get the best care possible. You’ll also find it easier to understand what your dentist is telling you, because you’ll know more about his or her personality from prior appointments and cleanings.

As a Family Dentist, Dr. Kussman and her staff are dedicated to providing the highest level of care for your entire family.

Comments (22)

  1. I appreciate your tip on how having one dentist for your whole family would lead to more convenient visits. I imagine that having all your family go to the dentist at the same time would really make scheduling dental trips easier. My wife and I recently moved so maybe it is time to look for a dentist for our whole family.

  2. This was very informative about choosing a dentist for my family. I like the idea of building a personal relationship with the whole office of oral care. The convenience that you mentioned is also something that is important to me. I am looking for a new option to bring these benefits to my family.

  3. I think it’s a great idea to form personal relationships with the dentist office. When we first started taking our son to the dentist, we took him to a pediatric dentist that we didn’t see very often. I will have to start taking him to our dentist now that he is a lot older. Thanks for the information.

  4. I really like that you don’t have to find a new dentist for your children when they reach adulthood. That’s really convenient, especially since it means that you won’t ever have to worry about a dentist being unfamiliar with your teeth. After all, everyone’s teeth are unique!

  5. I think having a personal relationship with your dentist. These visits tend to take a long time. That means a lot of conversation happens while he’s working on my teeth funny enough. If I didn’t like my dentist it would make it harder for me to go.

  6. My brother’s daughter finally had her first tooth come and he is wondering when he should take her to the dentist. You mentioned that family dentists often see patients from their first tooth to well into adulthood, creating relationships that ease anxiety and facilitate timely and consistent care. It seems that taking a child to the dentist early can be beneficial. Do all dentists offer treatment to children?

    • Hi Derek, in answer to your question, there are pediatric dentists that specialize in treating children, but many general and family dentists also treat children. If you are not sure if your preferred provider treats children, check their website or give them a call.

  7. My sister was telling me that she couldn’t find a dentist for her family, and we were curious if she should find an actual family dentist. I really like that a family dentist knows how to work on multiple ages. Since she has a lot of little kids, this would be really nice for her.

    • Hi Shad,
      Absolutely! With a Family Dentist, children benefit from having the same dentist throughout their life and families benefit with easy family scheduling.

  8. My kids haven’t lost all their baby teeth yet, so my wife wanted to take them to a dentist who knows about baby teeth. I like the idea of going to a family dentist because they will not only be able to work on my kids, but my wife and I as well. I like how you mention that it makes visits and appointments convenient because the whole family can be treated at the same time. Thanks for sharing these helpful tips!

  9. My husband and I have started expanding our family, so we think it would be wise to look for a family dentist. I like how you point out that you are able to build personal relationships with your dentist if you have a family dentist because the whole family will be able to see the same person for many years. I imagine that it will be important that we find one that is close to our house so that we can easily get the whole family there.

  10. I like what you said about how going to a family dentistry will help your family feel comfortable with the staff. It really is true that if you are more comfortable with the staff of the office, you will be more willing to ask questions and advice. I think that’s really key for your children — they have to feel comfortable enough to talk about their dental health at a young age. We just moved to a new area, actually, so we are trying to find a dentist that we can all go to together. I’m going to try bringing my kids to my visits to see how they react to our potential dental clinics.
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  11. I agree that it is important to choose a family dentist. I liked that you pointed out how it can be convenient so that you can have the same dentist treat everyone in your family. I think it’s important to choose a dentist that has a child-friendly lobby.

  12. That’s a good point that family dentist’s are prepared to treat multiple generations. I bet my little girl’s teeth have different needs than mine. Its good that a family dentist could help me show her that I take care of my teeth too.

  13. I’ve never really given thought to the fact, like you mentioned, that I’ll develop a personal relationship with the doctors and office staff. I’ve heard that some dentists become such good friends with patients that they actually will offer them discounted prices. Do dentists have the ability to do that? We just moved and I’m trying to decide upon a new dentist and I’ll have to keep these thoughts in mind.

  14. One of the benefits is when you have a dentist who the entire family feels comfortable around, if there is a younger child in that family who needs to start seeing the dentist, they are much less likely to feel intimidated or develop dental phobias. Because most dental phobia and fear sets in at a very young age but can last well into adulthood.

  15. It is nice to know that by visiting a family dentist, one can save time and money. It would be helpful to get the exams of each family member done in one day instead of taking extensive amounts of time off work. My friend says that she loves her family dentist because he uses nice terms when working with children to eliminate their fear.

  16. You made a good point that it’s important to find a dentist that will serve everyone in your family. I would imagine that would make the environment much more safe for you kids. You could probably go visit different dentists that you are thinking about to see how they feel.

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