Oral health is important for everyone, so when you have a family it’s ideal for you to go to a dental practice that can provide the right service for each member. As there are so many dental procedures available, you will want to go to an experienced dentist who will provide quality service and who can offer a range of treatments suitable for all ages.
Children and adults have very different dental needs. While you can take your child to a separate dental practice for their treatments, it makes sense to go to a family dentist who can take care of all the family’s dental needs under one roof. A family dentist will ensure that your family’s oral health is the best it can be.
What is a family dentist?
A dental practitioner who specializes in all stages of oral health care is often referred to as a ‘family dentist’. They can treat patients of all ages, from kids to adults, which means that they will be able to do a range of dental services like regular checkups, fillings, or cleaning teeth, to other procedures such as dental crowns or root canal extractions.
Having your family all go to the same dental practice is beneficial for various reasons. It can make your life so much simpler by only having to make one appointment for everyone, rather than arranging multiple appointments at different practices. Plus if you have a younger child going to one dentist and a teenager who has to go to another practice, it just makes everything that much easier for you.
Some people, especially children, may have dental phobia and anxiety which can make going to the dentist extremely difficult. When all the family goes for regular checkups together, this can help combat that fear, by showing that the dentist isn’t all that scary. Your family dentist will also be able to help with any fears you or your family may have.
Your dental needs can be taken care of when you have a trustworthy, professional dentist. They will know your family dental history and have it on record and this will help them give you suitable dental treatments. When you have a dentist that you trust, it’s easier to communicate openly and honestly with them.
A family dentist can teach your children preventative practices to help them keep their teeth healthy, and teach them good oral hygiene. It’s also beneficial to have a family dentist should you need an emergency dental appointment, for example, if your kid chips or loses a tooth you’ll be able to see your dentist straight away.
Get in touch with Thousand Oaks Dental
Dr. Thompson and the staff at Thousand Oaks Dental in San Antonio, TX understand how important it is for you and your family to get block appointments to fit your schedule. We offer a range of high-quality services, from general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, and emergency, to name a few. We’re here to take care of all your dental needs, so get in touch today.