Has it been a while since you've seen the dentist? Have you recently moved and you need to get your entire family back to seeing the dentist again? Either way, no matter what your circumstances are, it's important to find a good dental practice that your entire family can go to. Here are a few reasons why family dentistry services will benefit your health as well as everyone else's.

Comprehensive Care For All Ages

It used to be that some dentists would only see adults over the age of 18 and that pediatric dentistry had its own practice for younger patients. While that still may be true in some offices, most offer comprehensive care for both children and adults. When searching for a new dentist, find one that will see everyone in the family. This means they will offer a variety of different services, including the following:

  • X-rays and cleanings
  • Fillings and fluoride treatments
  • Crowns and caps
  • Extractions
  • Dental implants and dentures

Most family dentists are multifaceted, meaning they offer most dental services in-house and will only refer out to an oral surgeon or orthodontist for specialty services.

Convenience And Cost Savings

One benefit to your entire family seeing the same dentist or visiting the same dental office is that you may be eligible to get a family discount or savings on some of your dental care. Many offices run specials on new patient visits or give price discounts on multiple services. You can apply for these savings or for in-house credit that offers low introductory rates and affordable monthly payments to fit your budget.

Preventative Care

The biggest advantage to family dentistry and your entire family seeing the same dentist or dental office group is that you'll get preventive care. Seeing the dentist regularly at the same time makes it a family affair and you're less likely to cancel a 6-month cleaning or checkup. Routine visits can help detect gum disease early and also pick up on other potential problems with your tonsils and precancerous lesions inside the mouth. This could save your life and avoid further advancements of some diseases. Keeping your oral health on track may also be able to detect underlying infections and keep your cardiovascular system healthier as well.

Now is the time to make that all-important visit to the dentist's office. By getting everyone in at the same time for an exam and cleaning, you can save time and money and keep your family in healthy smiles for years to come.