Benefits of Seeing a Family Dentist
A family dentist can be a better choice for your dental care. You can receive more convenient and comfortable care that is tailored to your family’s needs.
Having everyone in your family get dental care at the same office can be extremely convenient. You know where the dentist’s office is, and you can often have two or more family members get care at the same time.
Plus, if you use dental insurance or financing, you’ve already set up arrangements with the office and don’t need to keep giving insurance information. This is especially handy if your employer regularly changes your dental insurance benefits.
It can be hard to find a dentist you trust, let alone two or three. When you find one, it’s best to take everyone in the family there. That way you know your dentist won’t be offering unnecessary treatments that you have to agonize over. You trust them and can easily go ahead with the treatments they recommend.
Continuity of Care
Whenever you change dentists, there’s a risk that important information might not be passed from one to the other. Making the transition at a younger age, when there are less likely to be serious dental problems, can improve your child’s dental care as they get older.
The right age to transition your child depends on their maturity level. You should start bringing them to our office when they’re able to sit through a checkup without you present.
Family-Oriented Dental Care
When it comes to oral health, there are many risk factors that families share in common. Understanding these factors can help your dentist provide better dental care, and even anticipate potential problems before they occur.
Families of course share genes, so any genetic risk can affect both parents and children. When parents experience oral health problems, we can be on the lookout for them in children. In addition, the family diet will contribute to oral health risks. If yours is a house where there’s always soda, candy, and other cariogenic foods, all members of the family will have a similar risk of cavities.
Finally, families tend to share oral bacteria. Even if you’re not sharing toothbrushes–which you shouldn’t–you’ll transmit oral bacteria between members of the family.
Understanding these factors lets us provide better dental care for your entire family.
Looking for Family Dentistry in Torrance, CA?
If you are looking for a new dental home for your family, please call (310) 378-9261 or use our online form to request an appointment at South Bay Prosthodontics in Torrance, CA.