5 Reasons to See a Family Dentist

January 28, 2019 Bander Dental

Grand Rapids MI Family Dentist

Looking for one dentist for the whole family? Our family dentists at Bander Dental Group are here to help.

Our team has experience with patients of all ages, making our office a great choice for the whole family. But why opt for a family dentist? Here are just a few reasons it’s a good idea:

  1. Keep the family together
  2. Take advantage of multiple services
  3. Prioritize friendly relationships
  4. Preserve your dental history
  5. Change your dental care as you change

1. Keep the Family Together

It’s much more convenient to have one family dentist for both you and the kids. That way, you don’t have to remember where your kids’ dentist is located the next time they have a toothache or a dental emergency.

While a pediatric dentist only treats children up to age 18, our family dentists are able to treat patients of all ages. By keeping the family together, you can make sure your children’s oral health — and your own — stay on the right track.

2. Take Advantage of Multiple Services

There’s more to oral health than just family dentistry. Wouldn’t you like to have all of your dental needs met at one office?

At Bander Dental Group, we offer multiple services in addition to family dentistry, including:

Whether you want to noticeably whiten your teeth in one appointment or relieve dental anxiety with sedation dentistry, you can trust us to have the dental services you need to maintain a healthy smile.

3. Prioritize Friendly Relationships

Our family dentists don’t set an age limit on the patients they accept. As a result, we’re able to create better relationships with our patients.

The longer you see our family dentists in Grand Rapids, MI, the more comfortable you’ll feel asking questions about your oral health. It’s easier to maintain a healthy smile when you trust your dentist to give you the best advice.

Having a friendly relationship with your dentist also benefits your children. If you feel more comfortable seeing the dentist, your kids will notice and feel more comfortable as well during their next appointment with us.

4. Preserve Your Dental History

When a child ages out of being able to see their pediatric dentist, their dental history and chart can get lost in the transition to another dentist. Fortunately, our family dentists treat patients of all ages. There won’t be any need to get reacquainted with your children’s dental history once they’re adults.

Since our family dentists will have treated your children for years, our dentists will be able to make better-informed decisions for their oral health. Similarly, your children will have a better understanding of how to continue protecting their oral health as they enter adulthood.

5. Change Your Dental Care as You Change

Our oral hygiene habits need to change as we get older. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the most common chronic disease affecting American children is tooth decay. As a result, our family dentists may recommend your child get dental sealants to protect their teeth from cavities.

However, as you age, tooth decay isn’t necessarily your biggest threat. Instead, your risk of gum disease increases significantly. The CDC reports that nearly half of adults age 30 and older have some form of gum disease. 

By seeing a family dentist, we can keep track of your oral health over the years. We’ll be able to make changes to your oral health strategy as you change and grow.

Make an Appointment with Our Family Dentists

At Bander Dental Group, our Grand Rapids, MI, family dentists are ready to guide you through every stage of life. Call our office today at (616) 949-5980, or contact us online to request an appointment.

This blog post has been updated.

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