A Family Dentist is a highly trained dental practitioner who treats patients of all ages.
In dental school, general dentists learn the procedures they need to help their patients maintain good oral health. To become a family dentist, they also complete extra training in treatments for patients of different ages.
Many families choose to see a family dentist rather than a general dentist, because it is more convenient to visit a single office for all of their dental needs. This saves time and money by eliminating the need to go to multiple offices for routine checkups, as well as treatment of specific dental issues like cavities or cosmetic dentistry for veneers or braces.
Another benefit of seeing a family dentist is that your children can grow up with the same dentist who they will be visiting for their entire lives. This can make dental visits much less intimidating for your child and encourage them to look forward to going to the dentist.
Some family dental practices offer safe and advanced technology, such as intraoral camera exams. These are better for detecting cavities and other problems than traditional X-rays.
Moreover, newer X-ray machines use much less radiation than their predecessors. X-rays are usually taken with lead aprons to protect the patient from exposure to radiation.
It’s also important to note that your family dentist will track any allergies, surgeries or sensitivities you may have over time. This helps them notice any new symptoms that may occur and be able to provide the appropriate care for you or your child.