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The Advantages of Choosing a Family Dentistry Practice

Whether you are selecting a general practitioner, a dermatologist, or a pediatrician for your children, choosing a medical provider requires a little bit of research and careful consideration. The same process applies to choosing a dental provider as well. You may have many questions when considering a new dental practice, and you wonder if your children need a separate pediatric dentist.

You may wonder if you all of your family’s needs can be met by one practice and one dentist. If you are in need of a dentist for your family, consider the advantages of a family dentistry practice.


Busy families may find that the convenience of a family dentist is the biggest advantage to choosing a family dentist to care for their oral health needs.

  • Ease of scheduling: No need to schedule the kids’ appointments across town from your dentist. All of your family’s dental needs can be met under one roof, which makes scheduling much easier for you!
  • All of your care in one place: As children get older, there is no need to switch their dental practices (pediatric to general). From the first tooth and beyond, we can manage your dental needs, even as you grow.


When choosing a family dentist, a pleasant and welcoming atmosphere of the office plays a big role in the comfort of patients from the moment they walk in the door. Whether you are bringing a shy five-year-old or a nervous elderly family member to an appointment, the atmosphere of our office comforts patients of all ages. Patients, especially the children, will enjoy watching TV during their cleanings, while adults take comfort in the massaging dental chairs.

From tots to seniors, the atmosphere of our office will leave all of our patients feeling at ease.

Preventative care

Like a traditional dental practice, a family dentistry practices offer preventative care to patients. The difference is that family dentists are knowledgebase in caring for every member of your family. Preventative care services include:

  • Routine cleanings: The American Dental Association recommends that individuals six months of age and older keep routine cleaning appointments as part of a healthy oral plan of care.
  • Fluoride treatments
  • Thorough examinations

Preventative care is an important part of dentistry as this can help detect small issues before they develop into larger problems.

Knowledge and expertise

Another advantage to choosing a family dentistry practice is that every member of your family benefits from the knowledge and expertise of the dentist. You’ll never have to worry about your child’s tooth extraction or your filling; Dr. Banker is knowledgeable of general dentistry services for all ages:

How can Creative Dental serve your family?

As your entire family grows comfortable with our practice, you’ll find it easy to stay on track with your routine cleanings every six months. If you have questions about family dentistry or would like to schedule an appointment, contact us today!

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