Why Get a Family Dentist?
By George A. Solier, DDS, LTD
December 13, 2017
Category: Oral Health
Tags: family dentist  

Family dentists offer some important benefits for busy families. Alexandria, VA, dentist Dr. George Solier shares a few reasons you may family dentistwant to consider choosing a family dentist.

Family dentists offer convenience

When your family members visit several different dentists, you may be the one responsible for accompanying them to their dental appointments. In fact, you may need to take time off from work several times in a six month period to ensure that your family members receive the dental care they need. When you schedule back-to-back appointments with a family dentist, there's no need to return to the office multiple times.

Should checkups reveal that a few of your family members need fillings or other dental treatments, you may also be able to schedule their follow up appointments for the same day.

Family dentists provide quality care

Because family dentists work with a range of ages, they must be skilled at handling issues that can affect people at various times in their lives. Your child's jaws and teeth change rapidly during childhood. Problems in growth or development can cause lifelong dental issues if they're not promptly identified and corrected. Luckily, family dentists are skilled at diagnosing and treating common oral health issues that can both children and adults.

Family dentists restore teeth damaged by decay with fillings, but also offer other services that will keep your smile healthy, such as:

  • Crowns and bridges
  • Veneers
  • Teeth whitening
  • Root canal therapy
  • Sealants
  • Fluoride treatment
  • Bonding
  • Sleep apnea treatment
  • Dentures
  • Gum disease treatment

A visit to the family dentist sets a good example for your children

Children aren't always enthusiastic about visiting the dentist when they're young. Although friendly, compassionate dental staff members make visits pleasant and less stressful, your presence may play an important role in your child's feelings about the visits. When your children notice the positive way you react to visits, they may find dental examinations and cleanings much less intimidating. In fact, don't be surprised if they soon look forward to visiting their friends at the dental office.

Could your family benefit from visiting a family dentist? Call Alexandria, VA, dentist Dr. George Solier at (703) 360-4500 to schedule an appointment.


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