Finding the right family dentist for the entire family is a key part of ensuring great oral care for everyone. You want a dentist that can meet your specific needs and offers excellent pediatric dental care. A great dentist can make every trip to the office a positive experience. This can make you into well-informed parents that have kids who are motivated to take care of their teeth. What are the most important things you should look for in a good dentist for the entire family?
When looking for a dentist to care for your family’s teeth, you want a skilled dentist that you have great rapport with. There is no substitute for an experienced family dentist! This is someone that can recognize possible problems and educate you on the best treatment options. The best dentist to find is one that has worked with adults and kids. This is especially true if you have very young children. A family dentist can understand and take action on the diverse needs of you and your children may face. These can include: losing those first teeth, fluoride needs for the entire family and even tooth whitening options.
Having a family dentist that you feel comfortable talking to is also important. You may have questions and concerns about everything from healthy snacks to flossing skills. Every trip to the dentist is an opportunity to have a professional evaluate and care for your family’s teeth, but it also is an opportunity to gain valuable information about oral health and preventative care.
Also look for a family dental office that is practical. Is the office close to where you live? What about the availability of making a next-day appointment for your unforeseen accidents?
What Kids Want
Children want, and need, in a dentist and dental hygienist is very important. They need someone that is gentle, patient and work with kids on a daily basis. A child friendly waiting room is great, but kindness of the dentist and staff is what will help your child feel comfortable and encouraged. Help your kids gain a positive attitude toward dental visits by finding a professional office that makes them feel good about taking care of their teeth.
For more information on Family Dentistry, contact Dr. David Lunt at (818) 885-7230 or visit our website.
Dr. David Lunt also proudly serves Burbank, San Fernando, Topanga Canyon, Valley Glen, Agoura, CSUN, Cal State Northridge, and surrounding areas.