Selecting one dentist for the whole family has many advantages, such as consolidating dental appointments to save time and travel. Dentists who treat the whole family are often referred to as family dentists. Family dentists provide a wide range of dental services and treat patients of all ages. At Wilkop Dental Center, Dr. Carol Wilkop is your dentist for family dentistry in Milford, MI.
Family Dentistry Services
One of the biggest advantages of choosing a family dentist is that you only need one dentist for the whole family. Additionally, since family dentists provide a wide range of dentistry services, including restorative and cosmetic, they can meet all of your family’s different dental needs. In Milford, some of the family dentistry services available at Wilkop Dental Center include:
- Preventive — Cleanings, fluoride treatments, and sealants
- Cosmetic — Bleaching, Smile Designs, and veneers
- Restorative — Dental crowns and dental fillings
- Periodontal — Deep Cleaning, scaling, and root planing
- Prosthodontic — Dental bridges and dentures
- Emergency — Tooth abscess, oral lacerations, and teeth knocked out
Benefits of a Family Dentist
There are multiple benefits to having just one dentist for the whole family. A primary benefit is the ability to consolidate dental appointments, which can save time and travel. Dental appointments for multiple members of the family can be scheduled for the same day so you only have to make one trip. Since the appointments are all at the same dental office, you can save time and minimize traveling.
Another benefit of having one dentist for the whole family is that all of your family’s dental records will be stored in the same place. This can make it easier on you when you need to request copies of dental records for school enrollment or other reasons. It is also makes it easier to have your family’s dental records forwarded quickly and efficiently to another dental professional, such as an oral surgeon, if needed.
An additional benefit of choosing one dentist to treat the whole family is that family members will never have to switch dentists due to age or certain dental needs. For example, children who see a pediatric dentist will need to switch dentists at some point since pediatric dentists only treat children and adolescents. When your children can remain with the same dentist with whom they are already both familiar and comfortable into adulthood, they might be more likely to continue going to the dentist regularly once they are on their own.
Selecting one dentist for the whole family has several advantages, from convenience to promoting long-term good dental habits. To schedule dental appointments for your family members with Dr. Wilkop, call Wilkop Dental Center, your Milford family dentistry practice, at (248) 685-2035.