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Why Choose A Family Dentist?

Posted by FALLBROOK DENTAL CARE Oct 19, 2022

Family dentists are general dentists who treat patients of all ages. They provide preventative care and treat issues such as cavities, gum disease, and tooth loss. Here are a few benefits of having a family dentist:

Preventative Care for the Entire Family

At Fallbrook Dental Care, we see patients of all ages. While certain family members may benefit from more frequent visits than others, everyone benefits from having a family dentist who can prevent oral health conditions before they occur – and treat them if they do. This can help families avoid costly and time-consuming dental procedures in the future.

Many oral health conditions are multi-factorial. This means that they often have a combination of factors – such as genetics, diet, and lifestyle habits – that contribute to their development. When these conditions are caught early, it’s much easier to treat them and prevent additional damage from occurring. For example, cavities are often caused by poor oral hygiene and a buildup of plaque on the teeth. However, if a dentist is able to catch this early on, the cavity can be filled right away to prevent the tooth from needing a root canal or extraction later on.

A family dentist is trained to screen for a wide range of conditions and symptoms. By catching these conditions in their earliest stages, a family dentist can ensure that patients are able to receive appropriate treatment in a timely manner.

Same-day Appointments for Multiple Family Members

Your family’s primary dentist may recommend making same-day appointments for each family member during a visit for a checkup or a cavity filling. You can usually see the dentist at the same time or back-to-back, so it’s easy to visit the dentist even if your schedule is tight with school or other activities. 

When each family member can see the dentist on the same day, it can save you a lot of time in your day. You won’t have to make multiple trips for each member to the dentist’s office, and you won’t have to reschedule your dentist’s appointments on separate days. Saving time is especially valuable if you have children who must take naps during the day or need to eat lunch before visiting the dentist. With the convenience of a family dentist, you can visit the dentist for checkups and cleanings without rearranging your whole day.

Convenience of Family Dentist Office Location

Having a family dentist office nearby reduces travel time and makes it more convenient for parents to bring their children to the dentist for routine care, as well as emergency situations. For example, if a child ends up with a chipped tooth from a fall on the playground, parents can schedule an appointment at their family dentist’s office without having to think about taking time off work.

Schedule Your Next Appointment with Dr. Mells Today!

If you’re interested in scheduling an appointment with Dr. Mells at Fallbrook Dental Care, please call our office at (760) 728-8375 or fill out our online form. We are currently accepting new patients and would be happy to answer any questions you have about our practice or the services we provide. We also welcome referrals, so feel free to refer us to your friends, family members, and colleagues! We look forward to caring for your smile!

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