Family Dentistry in Ann Arbor, MI
From dropping the kids off at sports practices to finding an extra hour for Dad to hit the gym, family life often comes with a busy and chaotic schedule. Finding the time to pencil in regular dental examinations and cleanings for everyone can seem like a daunting task which, unfortunately, is often overlooked. Luckily, with your family dentist, you can find the time to keep up with the smiles of the whole family.
What are the benefits of a family dentist?
Creating Good Habits
Seeing your family dentist regularly helps build a good relationship between the dentist, their office and your child. Starting these healthy habits early helps your child take their oral health seriously as they grow older. Additionally, This positive relationship between dentist and child allows for a solid foundation on which your child can build a healthy dental routine into adulthood.
A family dentist sees patients of all ages, allowing everyone in your family to see the same dentist at the same office. This also allows you to stack your root canal appointment with your children’s dental cleaning or Grandma’s routine examination. This saves time and requires less time off work or school.
Keeping Records In One Place
Since the whole family has appointments at the same office, meaning all the dental records come from the same office as well. This means easy access to your family’s records in case of an emergency or if another doctor, such as an oral surgeon, requires them.
Preventing tooth decay and gum disease has two main requirements: a strong at-home oral care routine and regular dental examinations and cleanings twice a year. Forrester Family Dental can help you prevent these conditions in the whole family with regular examinations and cleanings. These visits give the mouth a clean slate when it comes to decay-causing plaque and tartar and allows your dentist to find and treat conditions like cavities early, with less invasive procedures.
Family Dentistry with Bonnie P. Patel, DDS
Your family dentist at Bonnie P. Patel, DDS can help you stay organized and keep your teeth healthy and clean. Patients of all ages should see their dentist for regular dental examinations and cleanings at least once every six months. Additionally, patients should brush twice a day and floss at least once to remove decay-causing bacteria and plaque.