Your dentist knows you’re already incredibly busy juggling family duties on top of your work schedule. However, did you know that by visiting a family dentist, you can get multiple family members’ routine visits done at the same time, as well as numerous other treatments, without needing to visit another practice? With summer still in full swing, there’s no better time than now to get it done.
The next time you, your spouse, and your child needs an exam and cleaning, consider how a family dentist can simplify the process!
All the Services You Need in One Place
Think about the last time you visited the dentist. Did they have the services you needed? Or, were you forced to travel to another practice, costing you more time and gas? What’s the point of scheduling an appointment, setting aside time off work, and bringing your child if the practice can’t help you? As it turns out, this is more common than you’d think, which is why more and more patients are opting for family dentists to provide care.
Whether your child needs dental sealants or fluoride, or their grandparent wants new dentures or a dental implant consultation, you can get the entire family served in one place.
More Convenient Scheduling Than a General Dentistry
Most practices aren’t able to accommodate multiple patients on the same day, mainly because there simply aren’t enough dentists available on site or because their hours don’t accommodate entire families. However, when you visit a family dentist, you can make use of block scheduling. This allows the dentist to meet multiple family members for treatments all on the same day and at the same practice. No more traveling to other locations or extending routine visits across multiple days or weeks.
To make this possible, your dentist is open six days a week during early morning and late evening hours. This proves that they’re serious about seeing your entire family and getting them scheduled again six months from now. It’s just a perk you can expect from a family dentist.
Helping Your Child Build Lifelong Habits
Unfortunately, many parents have told your dentist they don’t need to take their kids to dental visits because their baby teeth are going to fall out anyway. However, baby teeth are just as important to their oral health as their permanent teeth are, so he works hard to dispel this misconception. Not only will regular dental visits protect their early development, but your child will have a chance to learn and retain the importance of regular dental visits.
The more you and your child receive routine cleanings together, the more likely they’ll understand why these visits are necessary, therefore increasing the chances of them visiting on their own as adults. It will also make retaining oral care habits easier, since you’ll be able to remind them that their dentist is paying attention to their teeth, gums, and whether their brushing and flossing is sufficient.
Routine visits don’t have to be difficult, even for your entire family. Schedule an appointment today to learn how to streamline dental visits once and for all!
About the Author
Dr. Tim Stirneman earned his DDS degree from Creighton University Dental School. With three grown children of his own, he understands the importance of getting routine visits done for the whole family. To learn more about his preventive and children’s dental treatments, contact him through his website.