Do you ever feel as if you waste too much time driving your family to their various dental appointments? Dr. Dr. Zhu, your Fairfax, VA, dentist, discusses the advantages of choosing one dentist for their entire family.
More time to do the things you enjoy
Visiting multiple dentists requires hours away from work and home. When you select a family dentist, the staff will work with you to schedule back-to-back appointments for your entire family. You'll be able to take care of those regular dental visits in just one trip, leaving you more time for other activities.
Fairfax, VA family dentists are skilled at treating people of all ages
Your family dentist is skilled at treating and detecting dental issues in people of all ages. In fact, your dentist and her entire staff are experienced at making the youngest members of your family feel comfortable during their first visits. They'll take the extra time to make sure every member of the family understands diagnoses and provide detailed information about treatment options and insurance coverage.
Regular visits to the family dentist help reduce your costs and safeguard your oral health
Dental problems are always easier and less expensive to treat when they're small. Filling cavities tends to weaken teeth because a portion of the healthy tooth structure must be removed along with the decayed area. Treating small cavities preserves healthy tooth structure and helps you avoid the more complicated and expensive procedures that are needed when tooth decay isn't spotted until it's very advanced.
Regular dental visits include professional dental cleanings, which can help lower your risk of developing cavities or gum disease. During the cleanings, plaque and tartar are removed from your teeth before they can cause any damage. Your dentist also looks for other signs of disease, such as tumors that may be signs of oral cancer. She can even spot symptoms of general health problems during those visits. For example, if you have diabetes, you may be more likely to develop gum disease and bleeding gums.
Is it time for your family's dental exams? Call Dr. Zhu, your Fairfax, VA family dentist, at (703) 893-6680 to schedule a convenient appointment.