Let’s face it — it’s a bit of a hassle to make sure everyone in your family gets to the dentist in North York every six months. You have to coordinate work and school schedules, and entire routine might get turned on its head. What makes it even worse is if everyone in your household goes to a different dental care provider. Well, not having to run all over town for appointments is just one benefit of taking your whole clan to the same family dentist. What other benefits can you receive?
Early Detection of Dental Problems
Your family dentist in North York is interested in getting to know everyone in your family, from Great-Grandpa John to little baby Susie. Not only is this because your dental care provider is a friendly person, but it’s also because looking at your family’s dental situation can provide insight into your oral healthcare needs.
Some problems in the mouth are genetic. For example, some people have a predisposition to diabetes, which can contribute to dry mouth and gum disease. If your dentist knows that your parents struggle with this condition, they can be extra diligent about keeping an eye out for signs of it in you and your children.
Your Children Will Grow Up With the Same Dentist
Some dentists are pediatric specialists who are excellent at providing for the needs of young smiles. However, visiting such an expert isn’t usually necessary for children; a general dentist will be able to keep those adorable little pearly whites in great shape. Plus, there is the added benefit that your child will be able to visit the same practice throughout their lifetime. They’ll be able to build a strong relationship with a dentist they truly trust.
A Family Dentist Helps You and Your Children Battle Anxiety
Lots of people hesitate to visit the dentist, perhaps because they’ve had past bad experiences or because they’re just afraid of pain. Children especially may be afraid to climb into that big chair. However, when you have a family dentist, you can bring your child with you to your appointment before it’s their turn to get worked on. They’ll get to meet the dentist, and thanks to your positive attitude, they may see that there is nothing to be frightened of.
If you are a little squirmy when it’s time for your appointment, knowing that you’re going to see the same friendly folks who take care of the rest of your family can help to put your mind at ease.
Your dental care provider in North York is eager to meet you, your spouse, your children, your parents, your cousins, and even your oddball Uncle Joe. We encourage you to switch to a family dentist!
About the Dentist
Dr. Eli Shem-Tov loves to work with patients of all ages. He is passionate about providing excellent care at a practice that has been treating patients for over three decades. If you would like to learn more about Dr. Shem-Tov and the rest of our team, please contact us at 416-494-7878.