Benefits of Going to a Family Dentist

Family Dentist

Finding the right dentist is an important task for anyone, and especially so for families with children. While some families prefer to have two dentists — a pediatric dentist specifically for the little ones and a general practice dentist for adults visits — many others choose to see a family dentist who can provide care for the needs of every member of the family.

Bonham Dental Arts in Largo, Florida, is a family dentistry practice that has been serving our community for decades. From visits for routine checkups, to complex appointments, to emergency or cosmetic procedures, Bonham Dental Arts is your family’s solution for complete dental health and wellness in Largo, FL.

Family Dentistry 101

A family dentist simply provides care for people of all ages, from toddlers to the elderly. Whereas general practice dentists could practice on children but choose not to and pediatric dentists provide dental services exclusively for children, family dentists treat every member of the family. They provide the same services as pediatric or general dentists, such as a child’s very first check-up when his teeth are just coming in or creating affordable dental implants for an elderly person who needs some teeth replaced.

The major difference — and benefit — of family dentistry practices is that everyone in the house can see the same provider and no additional trips or appointments are necessary.  This tends to keep families more organized when scheduling their check-ups, since they prefer to go in on the same day or timeframe.

Family Dentistry Services at Bonham Dental Arts

Many family dentists choose to focus on more general dentistry, and that’s perfectly okay. However, Bonham Dental Arts provides a wide range of specialized dental services in addition to routine care. Some of the services provided at Bonham Dental Art in Largo, FL, include:

  • Routine cleanings
  • Fillings
  • “Happy visits” for children, which are appointments where parents come in with their little ones to meet the dentists and become comfortable with the office
  • Extractions
  • Dental crowns using CEREC crown technology
  • CBCT dental x-rays
  • Implants for single-tooth replacement or full-mouth reconstruction
  • Sleep apnea treatments
  • Root canals
  • Invisalign

Benefits of Going to a Family Dentist

When you choose a family dentistry practice, the need for making separate appointments and traveling to more than one office is eliminated. There is only one person you have to coordinate scheduling, billing, and records with, plus you can usually schedule appointments back-to-back and all go in on the same day to save valuable time.

Another tremendous benefit of choosing a family dentist, such as Bonham Dental Arts, is that children can continue seeing the same provider well into adulthood if they choose. When your child sees a pediatric dentist, he or she will have to transition to a general dentist around age 18. Young adults are far more likely to continue getting routine dental care if they’ve known the dentist for most of their lives.

The Bonham Difference

In addition to providing total dental health and wellness to families in the Largo, FL, community, Bonham Dental Arts is committed to creating long-lasting and trusting relationships with its patients and has created a warm office environment that supports that.

When you step into the Bonham Dental Arts office, you will be greeted by a serene, welcoming atmosphere. Visitors are treated to complimentary refreshments and snacks while waiting for their appointments, and popular music and movies are always playing in the lobby. There is a dedicated children’s area in the waiting room with games and activities, and all patients are offered a soft, warm blanket for their appointments.

Bonham Dental Arts understands that many people have anxiety and fear about the dentist, and have found that these little touches go a long way in comforting and soothing patients. We also offer sedation for those patients that have severe anxiety or fear when it comes to the dentist or getting a procedure done. To schedule appointments for every member of your family with Dr. Amy, Dr. Carey, or Dr. Chris, contact Bonham Dental Arts in Largo, FL, today at (727) 513-4658!