Can Your Family Dentist Really Do It All?

When your family consists of people from different age groups, it can be very beneficial to use a family dental group, such as the Rupp and Grabowski Family Dentistry. This will allow you to set aside one day for appointments and have everyone taken care of instead of having to set numerous appointments at different facilities. In addition, it will give your family and the dentist more opportunities to become familiar with each other because your kids won't be changing practitioners as they get older. However, you need to make sure that the dental practice you choose will truly be able to take care of all your needs. When choosing where to take your family, be sure to ask about the following specialties.


If you have children, there is a good chance one of them may end up needing braces to correct the alignment of their teeth. You want to be sure that all of the treatments and appointments can be done within the family practice group. This will not only keep your child more comfortable when the braces are being put on and worked on, but it will also ensure that any other dental issue is treated in a timely fashion, without the need to go to another office. 

Cosmetic Dentistry

A cracked or chipped tooth can be embarrassing, problematic for chewing, and the entry for bacteria inside your teeth and gums. Cosmetic dentistry is the specialty that fixes these issues and other problems that make your smile less than perfect. Ask the family dentist if they do cosmetic work so you can have any necessary treatments completed quickly and in their office. You do not want to have to waste time making an appointment with a different practitioner to go over the same problem your usual dentist has already examined and discussed with you just to set up yet another appointment to take care of things.


Another specialty that you want your family dentist to be able to take care of is periodontal issues. When someone does not properly care for their teeth and develops serious gum disease, you do not want to have to change to a different practitioner for the problem. Things will be handled much quicker and be more comfortable when it can all be done at your regular dental office.

It isn't hard to ask about all the treatments and specialties that can be handled right in the office. Call around to talk to the different receptionists and make sure that the family dentist you choose can really do it all for you.