Simplifying Dental Care for Your Whole Family

Teaching your children healthy oral hygiene habits is a vital part of maintaining their overall and oral health, but scheduling regular dental appointments for your entire family is just as important. If you have an untreated cavity, you can actually spread cavity-causing bacteria to your children, which makes them more likely of getting cavities as well. Ensuring that your family visits the dentist regularly will allow dentists to catch and treat oral health issues early.  It can be hard to find the time, though, to arrange separate appointments at different dental offices for yourself and your kids. The solution for many families is to find a family dentist. These dentists are much like general dentists, but they see patients of all ages. This allows your whole family to get care from the same dentist and streamlines everyone’s oral care. Here are a few of the advantages of choosing a family dentist.

Having one dentist offers increased convenience.

Family dentists can see every member of your family, from your youngest child to your own parents.  This makes scheduling dental appointments easier and more convenient than ever. You won’t have to schedule everyone’s dental appointments on different days, take time off work for each appointment, or worry about traveling to and from different dental offices. Instead, you can schedule an appointment for yourself and your kids all on the same day. Imagine completing all your dental appointments within a single afternoon! There’s also an added benefit to having your dental appointment on the same day as your children. Watching you go to the dentist and interact with the staff is a great learning opportunity for your children. They’re able to see that you practice what you preach and learn from the example you set during your appointment.

A family dentist provide a wide range of services for your whole family.

Family dentistry is very similar to general dentistry, offering a wide range of services for children and adults of all ages. In addition to general preventive dental care, family dentists offer cosmetic, restorative, and emergency dental care. This includes treatments for issues such as TMJ pain and snoring prevention. In many cases, this saves you from the hassle of getting a referral and making the time for multiple consultations in order to find the right specialist. Plus, adding specialists to the mix of your children’s pediatric dentist and your general dentist can get confusing very quickly. It can seem nearly impossible to keep all the names and locations straight! Family dentistry streamlines your family’s oral care, ensuring that you can get all of the dental care you need or want all in one place.

Having one dentist gives you peace of mind.

Juggling multiple dentists for all of your family’s needs often makes it difficult to get to know each dentist. Switching to a family dentist allows you to build a relationship with a single dentist over a long period of time. Since you’re seeing the same dentist as your children, you’ll have direct experience with Dr. Cooley Bentz’s level of care.  You will know that your children are getting excellent care from a dentist you know and trust. This peace of mind is invaluable—especially since it’s paired with increased convenience.

A family dentist uses cutting-edge technology to give your family high-quality dental care.

We use cutting-edge technology like dental lasers and digital imaging to treat our patients. This tech-savvy approach to dentistry provides you with the best possible treatment outcomes and faster recovery. Often the procedure is more comfortable and accurate than less-advanced treatment methods. Using dental lasers, for example, results in less bleeding and swelling, lower risks of infection, and faster healing times. It is is often so painless that it requires little to no localized anesthetics. As a result, you can rest assured that Dr. Cooley Bentz is providing your entire family with the most advanced, high-quality dental care possible.

A family dentist can see your kids through every stage of their life.

While kids tend to age out of pediatric dental programs when they hit a certain age, family dentists such as Dr. Cooley Bentz can see your child throughout every stage of their life. They’ll never get too old to continue seeing her! This enables your children to keep seeing the dentist they’ve built a strong, trusting relationship with over the years.  They won’t have to go through the hassle and potential anxiety of starting from scratch with a new dentist. Additionally, any time your child changes dentists—such as switching from a pediatric to a general dentist—their new dentist has to try and familiarize themselves with your child’s oral health history. Staying with the same dentist, however, ensures that the dentist already knows the ins and outs of your children’s oral and medical histories. This helps them get better, more personalized treatment.

A family dentist streamlines the process of getting complex dental issues treated.

While family dentists can perform a wide range of general and specialized treatments using cutting-edge technology and methods, complex issues that require advanced restorative or prosthodontic treatments will sometimes need to be referred to a specialized dental office. General dentists will sometimes attempt complex cases before eventually referring patients to specialists, which often causes the prosthodontist to have to redo parts of the treatment that the general dentist attempted to do. Sadly, this drags out the treatment process and often ends up costing patients more money. Thankfully, our office’s relationship with Bentz Dental Implants makes this process incredibly easy and stress-free. When we discover a dental issue that’s too complicated for us to treat, we immediately refer you to Bentz Dental Implants. This saves you money and stress and makes sure that you get timely and expert care.

Getting dental care for every member of your family can feel complex, stressful, and time-consuming—but it doesn’t have to be. Choosing a tech-savvy family dentist like Dr. Cooley Bentz allows you to streamline your family’s dental care by getting it from a single dentist, making it easier and more cost-effective than ever to keep your family healthy.  To schedule an appointment, give us a call or fill out our online appointment form.