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Why Should I Have A Family Dentist?

June 13, 2020

You’ve been told again and again that you should see your family dentist every six months for a thorough cleaning, but your teeth feel fine. After all, you live a busy lifestyle and haven’t felt the need to spend any more time in the dental chair than you have to. Continue reading to learn about the benefits of having a family dentist and why they’re necessary for optimal oral health.

Preventive Dentistry

Even though you may not have any issues now, it’s still important to see a family dentist regularly. In addition to removing plaque and tartar from your teeth to prevent cavities, they give you a checkup. They are trained to spot early signs of certain conditions and abnormalities, like gum disease or oral cancer. The earlier these issues are caught by your dentist, the sooner they can be treated, and your likelihood of making a full recovery increases drastically.

Flexible Appointments

If you have a busy schedule and are worried about how you’re going to fit dentistry into the mix, having a family dentist can help. Most are willing to work around your busy lifestyle so you can get the care you need without stressing about other things going on in your life. Oftentimes, family dentists are willing to take appointments later in the day to accommodate to the needs of the patient.


Family dentists are able to treat a variety of dental problems and patients of all ages. This means you can take your whole family to one location for all of your dental needs. Family dentists often provide a wide array of services to cater to your needs, so you won’t need to travel all over town.

It’s Easier

Not only will you build a strong relationship with your dentist and his staff, you won’t need to worry about having all of your dental history transferred from place to place. It will all be there every time you come into the office. When you and your family are more comfortable and know the team better, you all will probably be more likely to address the concerns that you have.


If you have any questions regarding your dental health or anything related to oral hygiene, your dentist will be able to answer it. Having a great family dentist means that he will explain to you exactly what’s going on and address any concerns you have.

Regularly seeing a family dentist may sound like an inconvenience at first but doing so is important for keeping the smiles of you and your family healthy.

About the Author

Dr. Keane Fedosky is a family dentist who has been serving the Rowlett area for 28 years. He earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery from Baylor University before serving his residency at the Dallas VA Medical Center. He’s a member of numerous professional organizations including the American Dental Association, the Texas Dental Association, and the Dallas County Dental Society. Dr. Fedosky works alongside a pediatric dentist so even the littlest smiles can be treated at Rowlett Dental Associates. For more information or to schedule an appointment, visit his website or call (469) 299-8462.

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