Family Dentistry

Providing Family Friendly General & Cosmetic Dentistry To The Los Angeles Area

While there are many amazing dentists out there, not all of them are capable of working with children. The same is the case with excellent dentists that can work with children, but prefer not to work on the teeth of adults. In order to find a dentist that can work on the teeth of every member of your family, you’ll want to look for a family dentist.

What is a Family Dentist?

A family dentist is a dentist that doesn’t just specialize on working on the teeth of children or adults—but both! These dentists not only understand the teeth of people of all ages, but also how best to work with different age groups.

Advantages of a Family Dentist

There are many advantages when it comes to choosing a family dentist. These advantages include:

Trust Between Child and Dentist

With a family dentist, trust is built not only with the parent, but with the child. Children look to their parents for approval, and to set an example. When a child sees a parent having a pleasant experience with a dentist, they will be more likely to trust the dentist with their oral care as well.

One Office For the Whole Family

Finding a dentist for your spouse and you, and then finding a dentist for your children, can be an annoying task. Checking with your insurance company to see which offices cover which members of your family can also be cumbersome. With a family dentist, you only have to interact with one office to set appointments and pay bills, and you don’t have to shop around for different dentists for different members of your family.

Dentists That Understand Children

Not only are children’s teeth different, but also their behavior. While a dentist may have the capacity to work on children’s teeth, they may not have the appropriate bedside manner. A family dentist, on the other hand, knows how to help a child to feel safe, and to have an overall pleasant experience.

Trust Between Parents and Dentist

It can be difficult for a parent to understand what a child is going through when they are going to a specific dentist. This is especially so if the parent hasn’t had a chance to work with the dentist themselves, or see them in action.

With a family dentist, parents can try out the dentist before they set an appointment for their child. If they feel that the dentist does a good job and is friendly, they can then set an appointment up for their child—knowing that their child is in good hands.

Services Provided by a Family Dentist

With any dentist, there are certain services that they can and cannot provide. Certain procedures such as surgeries, for instance, may require a specialist. A good family dentist, though, should be able to provide all of the basic services that the adults and children in your family require.

These services include:

  • Regular Cleanings
  • X-Rays
  • Root Canal Therapy
  • Dental Crowns
  • Fillings
  • Sealants
  • Tooth Extractions

If you have any questions about the services provided by a family dentist, make sure to call their office and speak with their secretary about what services are available to both the adults and children in your family.

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Sargon Dental Institute

16101 Ventura Blvd. Suite #350
Encino, CA 91436
(818) 380-9057