Family Dentistry

Posted by DENTAL SPECIALISTS OF NORTH FLORIDA on May 14 2021, 06:17 AM

Just like a Thanksgiving dinner with the whole family, family dental visits can also be a hazard if not planned correctly. From adjusting the consultation timings of each specialist to waiting for hours, things can get difficult. 

Luckily, choosing a family dentist can solve most of these problems. 

What Is Family Dentistry?

Family dentistry addresses oral health problems affecting individuals of all ages. A family dentist usually focuses on general and preventive dentistry.

Family dentists are quite similar to general dentists, but they have more experience in dental care for children. They offer a wide array of treatments like:

  • Routine check-ups
  • General dental care
  • Fluoride treatments
  • Cavity filling
  • Tooth restoration procedures
  • Cosmetic dentistry
  • Dental X-Rays and other visual exams
  • Oral cancer screenings 

Benefits of Family Dentistry

The perks of having a family dentist include:

  • Instant Emergency Dental Services

If you have a dental emergency, you won’t need to lose precious time searching for a dentist. You can call your family dentist and book an appointment immediately.

  • A Family Dentist Knows Your Family’s Dental History

A family dentist will have records of you and your family’s dental history, past dental diseases, surgeries, as well as allergies so that they can recommend suitable treatment based on that information.

  • No More Dental Anxiety

Dental anxiety is one of the key reasons people avoid dental treatments, especially children as they tend to be more anxious about them. When treating your child at a family dentist, they will be more comfortable and gain confidence in going through with the required procedures.

  • You Build a Long-Lasting Relationship

Trust is the main factor between a patient and their dentist. When there is trust, it's easy to communicate openly and this helps the family dentist diagnose any oral problems more accurately, while also making it easier to choose the right treatment.

  • Family Dentists Are Versatile

Family dentists can provide a wider range of treatments than a general dentist. They are mostly focused on preventive treatments like dental cleanings, implants, cosmetic treatments, but can also perform more complex dental procedures. 

  • Convenient Scheduling

A family dentist will be available to take appointments depending on the needs of their patients. Instead of visiting multiple dentists, it's more comfortable to get treatment from the same dentist every time you visit. This way, you can benefit from their long-term guidance and experience in matters concerning your oral health. 

The family dentist will always give instructions for better oral health and teach toddlers about brushing techniques and better cleaning methods. 

Through regular dental check-ups, you can build healthy oral habits that can last a lifetime and you can avoid dental health issues. Choose a family dentist that can provide you the care and attention you require so that you can enjoy excellent dental health. 

Dental Specialists of North Florida offers expert dental care and is always at your service and the service of your family. Do not hesitate to contact us or schedule an online appointment. Call us at (904) 794-1000 ( Saint Augustine, FL) or  (386) 9861000 (Palm Coast, FL)

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