Benefits of a Family Dentist
It’s tempting to try to find a dental specialist for your children, but you don’t really need one. Think about the challenge of finding a dentist you truly trust. It’s hard enough to find one, so why make yourself find two or three? Plus, working with just one dentist for your entire family has benefits, like:
- Combining visits for convenienceg
- Have all your records in one place–just one update when things change
- Get continuity of care
- Build a better relationship with your dentist
- Identify oral health challenges that affect your family as a whole
Don’t underestimate the extent to which your family shares oral health risks. Not only does your family share genetic risks, they share environmental risks. Studies have shown that people living in the same house will develop very similar oral bacteria, which can lead to very similar oral diseases. In addition, you will mostly eat the same diet: similar amounts of sugar and carbs, for example, which can increase the shared risk of gum disease and tooth decay. A family dentist can see this and anticipate problems or make recommendations that can save your entire family from future problems.
Modern medicine already fragments your experience with doctors. Why separate it even further by working with more dentists when one dentist can meet all your needs.