What is Family Dentistry?
Our professionals at Wetherill Family Dentistry specialize in family dentistry and have learned how to treat people of all ages. If you’re looking for a new dentist, our dental office in the Wilmington area offers care for your entire family. It is so convenient when the same dentist can provide care for both you and your children for the foreseeable future.
They Know Your Medical History
Using one dentist for your whole family means that dentist will have a thorough understanding of your medical history. The longer you remain with the same family dentist, the more familiar they’ll be with your oral health. Starting your children early with Dr. Wetherill means allowing them to stay with someone who will know their complete dental history firsthand.
Everyone in your family requires at least two visits with us each year for teeth cleanings and oral examination. For a family of four, this adds up to eight dental visits every year. These must be scheduled between other medical visits, school, work, sports, and other responsibilities. Family dentistry is convenient because you can potentially take the whole family for their semi-annual visits on the same day. No shuttling between offices is required.
Model Good Oral Health Habits
When you and your children use the same dentist, you have the opportunity to model good oral health habits. Children learn best by seeing behaviors modeled for them by important adults in their lives. So allowing your children to see that you regularly visit our dentist sets them up for lifelong good oral health.
Develop a Strong Bond with Your Dentist
Dr. Wetherill and his staff will quickly become familiar with every member of your family. This provides the opportunity to develop a strong bond that makes you and your children feel comfortable and confident in their dental care.
Create Positive Experiences for Your Children
Alongside that strong bond, family dentistry allows you to create positive experiences for your children. It’s normal for children to feel afraid of the dentist, especially on their first visit. By showing you’re already familiar with Dr. Wetherill, you can help put your children at ease.
Potentially Better Oral Health
Parents often place their health on the back burner because of how overwhelming it can be to shuttle one, two, three, or even more children back and forth to their healthcare providers. By simplifying your family’s dentist visits, you could potentially improve your own oral health.
Family Dentistry Is the Answer to Your Family’s Oral Health
At Wetherill Family Dentistry, family dentistry can make oral health more accessible and comfortable. Schedule appointments for your entire family today, and keep those smiles healthy and beautiful.