7 Benefits of Choosing a Family Dentist

7 Benefits of Choosing a Family Dentist

So why choose a family dentist? That’s a great question! When you select a family-oriented dentist, your entire household can be treated by the same individual dentist. This means no more having to schedule different appointments with different providers for every member of your household. It also means being able to schedule everyone to come in on the same day if that makes it easier for you.  

Your dental team is ready to help you maintain healthy smiles for life! We’ve designed our practice to be convenient so that you can enjoy consistent care and spend quality time with your family. Regardless of what stage of life you’re in, we have the tools and specialists to create beautiful, healthy smiles for everyone.

As your local family dentist serving the Allen and Fairview community, you know you will see the same caring dentist each and every time. 

Continuity of Dental Care

If you take your child to see a pediatric dentist and when your child turns 18, they are no longer eligible to see that dentist after establishing a relationship with that dentist. This transition can be challenging for some patients who struggle with dental anxiety, which is why we generally recommend children to see a family dentist.  

Instead of switching and starting from scratch with a new general dentist, you should consider bringing your child to our family dental office at Sloan Creek Dental. Dr. Feng in Fairview will be there for your child through each of their milestones, all the way into adulthood. By establishing a good relationship with your dentist, you and your child will be more at ease and stress-free with your dental care.

Easy to Track Your Family’s Dental Dental History

We already have a lot going on with our busy schedule and worrying about where to get your child’s health history won’t be on top of your list. Which is why the best way to ensure that the transition of dental records from a pediatric dentist to a family dentist is as seamless as possible is to have them all within the same dental practice. That mean’s there won’t be any need for transferring records, or chasing down X-rays, and you’ll have just one place to go, your local family dentist!

Wide Range of Dental Services

As a family dental office, we are dedicated to giving our patients the best experience every time. As we provide dental care in the Allen and Fairview area, we offer an array of services for all ages. Our services range from general family dentistry to cosmetic dentistry to restorative treatments such as dental implants and crowns. 

For instance, a family dentist can help younger members of your family by giving them fluoride treatments if needed while also helping an older family member with dentures or implants. Since we do almost everything under one roof, you can see the same dentist for different treatments.

Develop a Relationship with Your Family Dentist

Seeing the same dentist allows us to build trust with you and your family. By getting to know you more personally, you’ll feel more at ease and comfortable to voice your dental concerns. Once you see that your family dentist genuinely cares about your dental health care, that kind of connection results in effective treatment plan for the entire family.

Setting a good example for your children

Keeping your teeth and gums healthy is vital to your overall health and oral hygiene. Going to the dentist regularly is an essential part of this, but many people find visits to the dentist uncomfortable. If you want your child to grow up with a positive attitude toward dental visits, it’s important to lead by example by going to the dentist regularly yourself.

If your child sees you looking forward visiting the dentist, he or she is more likely to look forward to it as well. By being positive about the dental experience, your child will internalize that attitude and approach the visit in a calm, confident manner.

Understanding the Big-Picture on Oral Care

If your family is split between a family dentist and a pediatric dentist, the most basic dental concerns can slip between the cracks. With a family dentist, Dr. Feng can provide a big-picture perspective on your household’s oral health and provide personalized treatment plans to ensure that your smile is at its peak. Cavities, gum disease, tooth decay, and other serious issues that may develop in the long run can be prevented with regular dental checkups, brushing, flossing and rinsing.

Identify Easily Overlooked Hereditary dental Issues

Not many patients know genetics play a key role in their children’s oral health care. As a family dentist, we have the unique opportunity to keep your entire family smiling by examining multiple members at once. In this way, we can catch and address signs of tooth deterioration before they have any significant effects. This will help you and your loved ones maintain a healthy smile throughout life.

Have More Family Dentistry Services Questions?

At Sloan Creek Dental, we offer a wide range of dentistry services to keep your teeth healthy and cavity-free. To learn more about our comprehensive services such as routine cleanings, x-rays, dental implants, dental emergency, clear braces for the entire family, or to schedule a dental visit at our office, please contact our dental office at 972-468-1440, or leave us a message.  

Our dental practice is located in Fairview, Texas, and our patients visit us from across the surrounding areas, including Allen, Plano, McKinney, and Lucas.

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