Family Dental Care: The Key to a Confident Smile

There’s nothing like a family that can share a bright, white smile! If you’re looking for a new dental provider for your family, consider a practice that offers family dental care.


Family dental care: what is it?

Family dentists are trained in working with patients of all ages, including young children – although not necessarily to the degree of specialization of a pediatric dentist. This means that when you switch to a family dentist, you can feel confident that every member of your family will be getting the dental care they need in a comfortable, sensitive environment attuned to their needs. 

Not all general dental clinics provide family dental care, so if you’re looking for a provider who can treat your whole family, ask first before making the switch. 


What family dental care offers

Your family’s dental care needs will evolve as your family grows and changes, and your family dentist will be well-placed to provide expert advice and recommendations accordingly. Services might include:

  • Infant and toddler care. These visits will help your child get used to visiting the dentist, will check for potential issues, and will help educate parents about dental care in young children.
  • Care for young children. Your dentist will continue to monitor for issues, and will treat, seal or repair teeth. They can also help save a tooth if your child gets a tooth or teeth knocked out playing sports or riding their bike! 
  • Orthodontic care. As your child ages into a tween or teen, you may start to consider correcting bite issues or using orthodontics to re-align crowded teeth. Your family dentist can make recommendations about next steps.
  • Care for adults and senior adults. From regular checkups to monitoring for dental problems such as gingivitis and periodontal disease, a family dentist can help ensure that your natural teeth are in good shape.


Keep your care in one place 

One of the biggest benefits of a family dentist is familiarity. Your dentist will get to know your whole family, and will have a deep understanding of your dental histories and concerns. They’ll also build rapport with young family members, minimizing anxiety around attending routine dental checkups and helping to foster healthy dental hygiene habits that your children will take with them into adulthood. They may even become your children’s adult dentist in years to come!


Explore your family dental care options at Optimal Dental

If you’re looking for a new family dentist, talk to the team at Optimal Dental. We’re here to provide quality dental care for the whole family – so that you can keep smiling together!