It makes sense for everyone in the family to see the same dentist for many simple reasons. It’s convenient, comfortable, and practical. When you choose a suitable dentist for your family, it’s wise for everyone to go there–that’s just the most straightforward approach. It’s also comfortable when the family sees the same dentist. You all know the same dentist and get the same high-quality care. You all know that you can trust them–there’s no doubt. Plus, seeing the same dentist makes handling practical details like payment easy. You can have your details on file and utilize them. For example, if you decide to use Care Credit, you know you’re approved, and it will be accepted.
There are also some more complex reasons why families benefit from seeing the same dentist. Dental problems like cavities and gum disease run in families. This is partly genetic: you share specific enamel and immune system characteristics that can affect your oral health. It’s also partly that families share oral bacteria. You’ll pass oral bacteria around without sharing spoons, cups, or toothbrushes. There are also aspects of your home culture that influence your oral health. What types of food do you eat? Do you drink soda in your house? How rigorous is your oral hygiene? Is there a smoker in the house?
When you see a family dentist, they know about your family history and can anticipate oral health challenges.