The Benefits of a Family Dentist
By Summit Dental Group
January 02, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Family Dentistry  

Family DentistryDoes your dentist treat your whole family? If not, you may be missing out on some important benefits. Dr. Steven Rollins of Summit Dental Group in Waterford offers family dentistry services to every member of your household, from your toddler to your grandmother. Read on to learn more!

What advantages do visits to a family dentist provide?

Americans spend an average of 17,600 minutes in a car every year, according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. Although you may not be able to do anything to decrease the length of your morning commute, you can reduce the amount of time you spend driving to dental appointments.

When your entire family visits the same dentist, it's easy to schedule a group checkup. You'll not only decrease your average yearly drive time but also reduce the time you spend in waiting rooms while your son or mother sees their dentists.

Visiting a family dentist offers other advantages, as well, including:

  • Expert Care: Family dentists treat dental issues that occur at any age—they apply sealants to your 7-year-old's molars to prevent cavities, cover your cracked tooth with a crown to prevent it from breaking, and replace missing teeth with dentures, bridges and dental implants. No matter what age your loved ones are, our Waterford office can provide them with the care they need.
  • The Services You Want: In addition to treating oral health problems, family dentists also offer solutions that can help you look your best. Is your smile dull and yellow? Teeth whitening or veneers will brighten your smile. If you would like to improve the appearance of a crooked tooth, your dentist may recommend dental bonding, a crown, or a veneer.
  • Continuity of Care: When the same dentist sees you every six months, they may notice seemingly minor issues that could end up majorly affecting your oral or general health. For example, bleeding gums aren't only caused by gum disease, but may be a sign that you have diabetes.
  • Caring Atmosphere: Family dentists want to ensure that the entire family feels comfortable during dental visits. They're happy to spend a little extra time reassuring a nervous patient or explaining procedures to young patients.

Isn't it about time you switched to a family dentistry practice? Call Summit Dental Group at (248) 681-3600 to schedule your family's appointment and let us welcome you to the #SDGfamily!