The right dentist can make a huge difference for not only your children, but your family as a whole.While there are plenty of dentists that can work on your children’s teeth, and there are plenty of dentists that can work on your teeth, it may be more difficult to find a dentist that can work on the teeth of everyone in your family. This is where a family dentist practice can help.
What Is a Family Dentist?
Essentially, this type of dentist is able to work on teeth of all ages. Because of this, the dentist needs to be able to go beyond one specialty, and provide a variety of different services for the individual needs of your family members.
Why a Family Dentist Over a Traditional Dentist
You may be wondering why you should choose a family dentist over a few different traditional dentists. There are a few reasons for this.
One reason is that you don’t have to worry about finding different dentists for different members of your family. Instead, you can trust one dentist to work on everyone. Another reason is that having the same dentist for every member of your family will help to build trust between your dentist and your children. If the dentist works on your teeth and you are okay, then your child may be more inclined to believe that they will be fine as well.
Where to Look for a Dentist
There are a few ways to find a family dentist.
One involves asking around, and asking people living in your area (that you know and trust) where they take their children for dental care. You may find that a close friend has an excellent dentist that they can refer you to.
Another option is to check with your insurance company, and see who is in network. This will help you to not only find a dentist, but will also ensure that the dentist that you go with takes your insurance.
Finally, you can search online. The benefit of this option is that you can do more research on specific dentists, and see the reviews left by past and current customers.
How to Know If a Dentist Is Right for Your Family
While you can take a referral from a friend or family member, or you can trust the reviews online, you can never truly be sure if a dentist is right for you until you give them a try. Not all dentists and dental practices are the same. Once you find the dentist that you may think is right for your family, try them out first—before you take your children. You’ll want to make sure that they are friendly, that their office is clean and that they are good at what they do. If you are impressed by their level of service and quality of work, see how they do with your spouse and your children.
If everyone in the family is on the same page, you’ve found your new family dentist!
If you think we may be a good fit for you and your family, contact our office today at (303)557-6453.
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