Not everyone has a family dentist. Unfortunately, that situation means people miss out on a number of benefits. You really do need to have a dentist who can take care of you and everyone in your household. Here are some of the reasons why this arrangement is better for you now and in the years to come.
Dental Care for Everyone at One Clinic
One of the nicest things about having a North York Family Dentist is that every member of the family gets to go to the same dental clinic. There’s no racing around town in an attempt to get different family members to appointments at various clinics. Whenever there is the need for any type of dental care, everyone knows exactly where to go. That helps keep things simpler.
The fact that the entire family’s dental records are kept at one clinic will also come in handy if you move out of the area. It’s easier to arrange for those records to be transferred to a new family dentist once you settle into your new home. Compare that with trying to arrange for three or more sets of records to be transferred from multiple practices.
Feeling Comfortable With Your Dentist
As with any medical professional, you want to be able to talk freely with your dentist. That’s a lot easier if you have a history with the professional. As time goes on, you become more comfortable with the person who is providing dental care to you and your family. That makes it easier to discuss dental issues, ask questions, and seek advice on dental hygiene and related topics. The same cannot be said if you are seeing a new dentist whenever someone needs help with a loose tooth or could use a filling.
A Consistent Plan for Dental Health
Seeing the same dental team for all of the family dental care makes it easier to create and stick with a plan for dental health. The team at the clinic will send reminders when it’s close to time for someone to have a checkup, a cleaning, or take care of some type of ongoing dental issue. The consistency that comes with this arrangement makes it all the easier to track what’s been done, what needs doing soon, and what sort of treatments will be needed in the next year or so.
Someone Who Knows Your Dental History
With all your dental history found at one dental clinic, there’s no need to struggle if those records are needed in an emergency situation. Since the same team provided treatment, they can quickly move forward with any emergency treatments or procedures that you or another member of your family need. Since timing may be very important, being able to begin treatment sooner rather than later could mean quite a bit in terms of minimizing damage and keeping your teeth healthy.
These are only a few of the reasons to consider finding and staying with a family dentist. If you don’t have one at present, today is the right time to start looking. After everyone has seen the dental team for a year or so, it will be easy to see why this approach is much better.
Andrea Galick is an accomplished Dental Hygienist (RDH) with a passion for helping patients achieve optimal oral health. Andrea has built a reputation as a caring and skilled practitioner who puts her patients at ease and provides individualized care that meets their unique needs.