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4 Benefits of Seeing a Family Dentist

September 21, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — billpoedds @ 7:11 pm
mother and young daughter seeing family dentist in Los Alamitos

It’s already bad enough driving your child halfway across town to see their pediatric dentist when it’s time for their checkup every six months. At their most recent visit, you found out they need braces, which requires you to drive them to a separate orthodontic practice and fill out even more paperwork. If only there were a way to make this whole thing easier! Fortunately, there is – by seeing a family dentist in Los Alamitos. Here are four benefits of taking everyone in the family to see the same dentist.

1. It’s More Convenient  

You can save a lot of time and gas by not having to drive everyone in the family to a separate practice. In fact, the majority of family dental practices will offer you the chance to schedule the whole family’s checkups and cleanings on the same day. That way, you can make it a fun family outing by visiting the park or the movies afterward.

2. They Provide a Variety of Services

Family dentists have undergone extensive training to be able to treat patients of all ages. Because of their qualifications, family dentists are often able to provide a wide array of services. Whether your little one needs their teeth straightened, you need a cavity filled, or your mother needs a new pair of dentures, a family dentist should be able to meet everyone’s needs under one roof.

3. You’ll Set a Good Example for Your Children

When you visit a family dentist, your son or daughter will be able to watch you getting your teeth examined and cleaned. They will see that going to the dentist is nothing to be afraid of. Since they’ll be less scared of the dentist, they’ll be more likely to seek out dental care of their own accord when they become an adult.

4. Keep Track of the Whole Family’s Health in One Place

A family dental practice can maintain a record of the whole family’s dental, and sometimes medical, history. Because everyone’s charts are in one place, the dentist will be able to determine whether certain oral health problems are genetic and can watch for early warning signs in your child.

If you’re still taking all of your loved ones to different practices across town, it’s time to make the switch to a family dentist. You’ll be so glad you did!

About the Author

Dr. William C. Poe is a family dentist in Los Alamitos, CA who graduated from the University of Southern California Dental School in 1988. Since then, he has earned a Fellowship with the International College of Cranio-Mandibular Orthopedics and a Masters in Orthodontics from the Straight Wire Seminars for Orthodontics. Due to his advanced training, he is able to provide a wide variety of dental services for patients of all ages. To learn more about the benefits of seeing a family dentist, visit Dr. Poe’s website or call his office at (562) 594-5067.

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