If you’re a busy person, finding the time to make it to the dentist a few times a year can require a fair bit of planning. When you’re trying to take your entire family to the dentist, that can make the situation even worse.
Navigating the world of pediatric dentistry and running back and forth between specialists can add a lot of stress to getting oral healthcare for your family. Thankfully, seeing a family dentist can make that much easier!
Family dentists can help both you and your child get the care that they need. If that sounds interesting, here are some of the major benefits of seeing a family dentist.
One Stop Shopping
As you might have gathered, one of the major benefits of seeing a family dentist is that it simplifies dental care. You don’t have to make multiple trips to different dentists in order to get the care that you need—everything is handled in one office.
If you really want to simplify things, you can even schedule your appointments on the same day as your child’s and handle everything in just one trip.
Find Someone You Trust
One of the biggest stumbling blocks to get over as a parent is finding someone that you can trust to take care of your child’s health. If you’re set on finding a pediatric dentist, that requires you to take your child to someone that you’ve never been to, and that you may have never even met before.
By taking your child to a family dentist, you’ll be able to see the same dentist that they do. That can allow you to form a relationship with someone before your child ever sees them.
Set a Good Example
Part of the reason why children are often nervous at the dentist’s office is that they don’t really know what to expect, or how to be a good patient. Watching you interact with the same dentist that they will can help them learn good habits. It can also serve to make your child less nervous because you can show them that the dentist is nothing to be scared of.
About the Author
Dr. Monil Mehta loves being able to form connections with his dental patients based on integrity and trust, which motivates him to remain at the top of his field and to constantly improve his chairside manner. Dr. Mehta received his dental degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, and since then he has extensively broadened his knowledge of implant dentistry, orthodontics, and sleep apnea therapy.
If you have any questions about family dentistry, he can be reached at his website or by phone at (952) 906-0200.