4 Benefits of Family Dentistry

Nov 01, 2023

If you have multiple family members, each with unique dental needs, a family dental practice is what you need. Learn about the benefits of family dentistry here.

Family dentistry offers comprehensive care throughout a person’s life, with a strong focus on preventive treatments. A family dentist also can connect with each family member and understand their health in the context of the larger group.

At Eric Klein DDS & Associates, family dentist Dr. Klein and his team offer a wide range of dental services, each tailored to the age and development of the patient, at their office in Norwalk, Connecticut. Because he gets to know your entire family and everyone’s dental history, he can make more tailored suggestions for treatment when necessary. Here, he discusses four benefits of going to a family dentist.

Family vs. general dentistry

Family dentistry isn’t a new specialty, but family dental practices are somewhat unique because they provide a variety of treatments in-house to address patients of all ages. According to the American Dental Association (ADA), most dentists in North America practice general dentistry. General dentists are primary care dentists, and many have specialties, like orthodontics, root canal therapy, or even cosmetic dentistry.

Family dental practices generally offer specialties for the whole family at the same location, the first big benefit of the specialty. That allows you to schedule appointments for multiple family members at the same time, subject to the dental office’s availability. This “one-stop solution” can save you a lot of time and effort.

More benefits of family dentistry

Family dental groups almost always have a pediatric dentist on staff, which can make dental visits positive experiences for children, a second big benefit. Kids need a dentist and dental hygienist who are gentle, patient, and comfortable working with them. And the more comfortable the children are, the greater the chance they’ll develop a lifelong positive attitude toward dental appointments, a third benefit.

The fourth major benefit of family dentistry is that there are many dentists with different skill sets in the same office. That means if your dentist needs information, he needn’t look farther than right down the corridor or in the next room to learn the answer. Brainstorming, too, can be an effective way of finding solutions to unusual problems, no matter the age of the patient.

If you’re looking for a family dental group that can treat all of your family members, regardless of age, Eric Klein DDS & Associates fits the bill. To learn more, or to schedule a consultation with our team, call the office at 203-849-8633 or book online with us today.