About Family Dentistry in Grand Rapids, MI
Family dentistry offers the ultimate in convenience for busy families who have more items on their to-do lists then time to do them. Dr. Robert S. Dame, your Grand Rapids, MI family dentist, explains how you can benefit from visiting a family dentist.
Family dentistry is convenient
You probably spend more time in the car than you like if your family members visit several dentists. Since visits may require taking time out from busy work and school schedules, you may waste countless hours sitting in waiting rooms all over town. When you visit a family dentist, you can make one group appointment at time that fits everyone's schedule. There's no need to miss work on multiple days, which means you have more time to do the things you enjoy.
Dental care for every family member
Family dentists provide care for every member of your family, from your toddler daughter to your grandmother. Visiting the family dentist at an early age offers several important benefits for young children, including:
- Comfort: When visits begin early, visiting the dentist is just another part of the routine, not a scary experience. Since family dentists are accustomed to providing care to young children, they know a few little tricks that will help your child enjoy visits.
- Support: Your family dentist helps reinforce the lessons you teach your children about the importance of daily hygiene. Plus, your child may be more likely to view dental visits positively when he or she accompanies you to your appointments.
- Identification of Dental Health Issues: Issues that can affect the development of your child's teeth and jaw can be detected during regular examinations. If a problem is spotted, your dentist will make treatment recommendations.
At his office, you can be treated for a variety of dental issues, or simply get routine check-ups. Take a look at a few of the dental services Dr. Dame provides his patients below:
- Crowns & Bridges
- Root Canal Therapy
- Tooth Extractions
- Scaling and Root Planing
- Braces/Invisible braces
Visits protect your entire family's oral health
Visiting your family dentist is just as important for adults as it is for children. Over the years, wear and tear can erode your tooth enamel, which can increase your risk of tooth decay. You're also more likely to develop painful gum disease as you grow older. Your dentist looks for signs of decay, gum disease and other dental problems during your regular visits and offers treatment that will help protect your oral health.