Visiting the dentist twice a year should be a priority for every member of your family. If you’re tired of your general practitioner sending you to a different dentist every time your child needs a special treatment, it’s time to find a family dentist who can care for every family member’s teeth. From your toddler getting his first few teeth to your elderly mother transitioning into dentures, a family dentist provides a wide range of benefits to multi-generational families.
Track Your Child’s Development
Yearly physical exams along with vision and hearing tests help ensure your child is developing normally. Along with these check-ups, your child should also see the dentist twice a year. A general practitioner may not have received the training necessary to tackle small jaws and tiny teeth.
That’s where a family dentist with pediatric training comes in. Dr. Evanson understands that baby teeth play a critical role in speech development and chewing habits. She can make sure your child is on the right path to healthy dental development and advocate for tooth extractions, dental sealants and other treatments that can prevent the need for surgery or other more invasive procedures later on.
Know Where to Turn in a Dental Emergency
Adults aren’t the only ones vulnerable to chipped and cracked teeth. In fact, all that roughhousing and playing sports may put your children in greater danger of facing a dental emergency. If a baby tooth falls out or a mysterious, debilitating toothache develops, where do you turn?
At Evanson DDS we take dental emergencies seriously. Call us at (720) 409-0008 for an emergency same-day appointment. If it’s an evening, weekend or holiday, call our office for Dr. Evanson’s emergency contact number. We can take care of any treatment you or your child requires without the need to visit a different specialty dentist.
Spot Inherited Problems
When everyone in the family visits the same dentist, it’s easier to spot gum problems and tooth decay trends that run in the family. When a parent shows signs of a problem, the dentist can give special care and attention to watching for early signs of it developing in the child.
Early preventative treatment with Dr. Evanson can help your child avoid some of the dental problems they inherited from you. This saves you money and prevents avoidable discomfort for your child.
Make Speedy Visits
With your cram-packed schedule, it can be hard to set dentist appointments for every individual family member. Make the most of your time by getting your teeth cleaned at the same appointment as your child or elderly parents. This is a benefit unique to family dentists who can treat all age groups. It’s also less stressful for children and the elderly to visit the dentist when they know you’re in the next room getting the same kind of treatment done.
Set Lifelong Habits
Seeing the dentist regularly is a priority for you, but your children may still be too young to fully appreciate the value of having teeth cleanings and x-rays performed every six months. By instilling the importance of good oral hygiene and dentist visits from a very young age, you help your child develop good lifelong habits. Scheduling your dentist appointment alongside your child also sets a good example.
At Evanson DDS, we’re proud to offer all the family dentistry services you need, from routine cleanings, x-rays and check-ups to root canals, tooth extractions and cosmetic dentistry for the entire family. To learn more about our services, or to schedule a consultation at our office, please contact Evanson DDS online or call us at (720) 409-0008.Leave a reply →