It is time for your family to see the dentist, so you have to schedule an appointment at one dentist for the adults and separately at a pediatric dentist for the children in the family. Now that appointments are made, you have to coordinate how everybody will get to their appointments, which may be on different days and times. Does this sound like a hassle?
Dr. Ann Kelley and the team at Kingsgate Dental in Kirkland, Washington, offer dental services for the entire family to make your life easier. Seeing a family dentist is more than just about convenience, so let’s look at why you should consider family dentistry.
When fitting a dental appointment into your busy schedule, getting yourself to the dentist can be a headache, let alone getting the rest of your family to different dentists. Choosing a family dentist will make scheduling appointments much more convenient because you can often schedule them all within a specific block of time on the same day at a single dental office.
Seeing the same dentist as a child and as an adult creates a familiarity and trust that is more difficult when you have to go from a pediatric dentist to a general dentist. Not only will your family feel comfortable with a dentist they can see for years, but it also helps the dentist be familiar with your family and their dental history. This makes it easier to prescribe certain treatments and allows the dentist to spot trends within your family that may be linked to genetics.
Going in for your regularly scheduled dental checkups and cleanings is essential to your long-term oral health. It will play a significant role in preventing serious issues from occurring out of nowhere. Issues like dental decay, gum disease, excessive plaque or tartar, and oral cancer are all issues that can be spotted early for treatments. Seeing a family dentist will help you maintain this continuity of care. Having a regular schedule, biannually, will make it more likely that you don’t forget or miss these appointments.
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