An average day in the average American household includes many things: soccer games, deciding what to cook (or pick up) for dinner, dance lessons, carpools, after-school activities, school board meetings and the list goes on and on. It’s amazing how you manage to be everywhere at once and not explode from the pressure. And, on top of everything else, you make sure that the entire family is up to date with doctor, dentist, orthodontist and who knows what else appointments (not including the random broken bones from a soccer game or tree climbing accident).
It’s one thing to be in a million different places for your kids’ individual activities; it’s another thing to have to do it for dentist appointments for each family member. Imagine (or maybe you don’t have to) traveling all over town to several different dental offices for your kids’, husband’s and older parents’ needs.
Choosing a family dentist could be the solution for just this problem: you can go to one dentist for all of your family’s dental needs. To help you decide on the right dentist for you and your family, we’re sharing the top 3 perks of visiting a family dentist.
1. Schedule appointments for the entire household
Why make the hassle of keeping up with yearly appointments, oral surgeries or cosmetic work...well, more of a hassle? Choosing a family dentistry affords you the luxury of making one phone call for your 10-year-old, teenager, spouse, and even elderly parent or relative. Some family dentists even allow you to schedule same day appointments, making life just a little bit easier!
2. Receive a variety of dental services
While you’re making those dentist appointments for everyone in your home, you’re not restricted to just a 6-month or yearly cleaning. Many family dentists offer a variety of services, including bonding, cosmetic dentistry, Invisalign and even dental implants. And for those family members who might have a slight phobia of the dentist (the fancy term is odontophobia), many dentists offer oral sedation to help you receive dental care without being tense or uncomfortable.
3. Enjoy flexible and convenient hours
A family dentist understands that your schedule doesn’t stick to normal workday hours. You could be a nurse on a night shift with a spouse who works a 9-5 job and kids who have after-school activities until 6 pm every night. Or, you could be a single parent with two jobs who needs to rush from one commitment to the next. Whatever your situation is, family dentists are willing to work with you and will have hours that are more suited to family life.
And emergency situations won’t be a problem! For example, at West Chester Dental Arts, we offer an emergency contact number for when our office is technically closed. Family dentists understand that family members of all ages have different dental needs and an emergency could happen at any time. That’s why they’re there for you not when it’s convenient for them, but when you and your family need them most.
When choosing a dentist, consider a family dentist that can accommodate the needs of anyone and everyone in your household. If you’re looking to eliminate the hassle of multiple dental checkups, West Chester Dental Arts offers a range of services for all ages under one roof! Plus, we offer all new patients a free x-ray, consult and exam. Claim your offer here!