Choosing a professional to care for your family’s oral health is an important decision. Many dentists specialize in treating certain age groups or patients with specific needs. A family dentist is versatile enough to treat the youngest patients to the oldest - and everyone in between.
A good family dentist:
Family dentists are familiar with your family’s dental history, especially the traits that might be passed on to the next generation. Some families are more prone to tooth decay or gum disease. By anticipating the issues, your family dentist can be extra vigilant in preventing them.
Choosing a single family dental practice is a matter of practicality.You can schedule visits for several family members at the same time instead of running around town to multiple dentists. It is also convenient to have all of your dental records in the same place.
When you make dental care a family affair, you demonstrate the importance of good oral care for your children. Inspired by mom and dad, they will take those good habits with them for the rest of their lives.
The first dental visit often sets the tone for how a child feels about the dentist for years to come. When that first visit is fun, positive, and educational, children are more likely to be invested in their oral hygiene. If you have a nervous little one who isn’t quite sure about this dentist business, here are some things you can do to encourage him or her:
At Modern Age Dentistry, all patients are family. Dr. Saeghi is proud to help our youngest patients to our oldest protect and care for their smiles for years to come. Call any of our locations to see if Dr. Saeghi is right for your family, or schedule an appointment online.