What to Ask Your Potential Family Dentist

Dec 14th, 2012 | By | Category: Family Dentistry, Patient Education

family dentistChoosing a dentist for yourself is much easier than choosing one that suits your whole family. Chances are, however, that you do not have the time (or patience) to employ a different dentist for every member of your family. So how do you know if a family dentist is the right dentist for your family? Dr. Stefan Moiceanu, an experienced family dentist in Richmond, provides these questions you should ask every dentist before placing your family’s oral health in his/her hands.

Understanding Family Dentistry

To choose a family dentist, you should first know what the responsibilities of a family dentist entail. The dentist must provide general and preventive care for every member of your family, from the youngest to the oldest. Therefore, experience in general and preventive dentistry measures for patients of all ages is a must.

How old is your youngest patient?

If you have a young child, then you want your dentist to have experience in dealing with the oral health of young children. Some general dentists do not accept children in their chairs until a certain age, even though the American Dental Association recommends that your child’s first dental visit occur by the first birthday. As a dedicated family dentist, Dr. Moiceanu understands the importance of early dental health care and accepts patients of all ages.

What dental services do you offer?

Even if a dentist is willing to see a patient of all ages, being your family’s primary dental care giver means the dentist should be prepared to treat the common maladies that can affect your family’s oral health. A family dentist’s range of services should include regular dental checkups and cleanings as well as state-of-the-art diagnostic tools (i.e., digital dental X-rays), and periodontal maintenance to help prevent gum disease. Aside from these necessary dental basics, Dr. Moiceanu also offers a comprehensive list of cosmetic dental options to keep your family’s smiles as beautiful as they are healthy.

Excellent Family Dentistry in Richmond

To learn more about our family dental practice, or to schedule your dental consultation, contact our Richmond, CA dentist office by calling 510-758-7222. Located in Richmond, we proudly serve families from Berkeley, San Pablo, Pinole, Benicia, Vallejo, and the surrounding communities.

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