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How Is a Family Dentist Different from Other Dentists?

March 25, 2022
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Posted By: Benton & Nelson, DDS Team
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In most cases, a family dentist sees patients of all ages, including children. In other words, we can also be thought of as a children’s dentist in Winston-Salem, NC, because we see patients of all ages. Often, we treat entire families, including kids and grandparents.

How a Family Dentist in Winston-Salem, NC is Different and More Convenient

A Family Dentist Saves You Time

When you schedule appointments for your family, we do our best to see everyone on the same day. This approach means less driving for you. Additionally, you’ll not have to change your schedule or miss hours of work to accommodate different appointments on multiple days.

Your Dental History in One Location

We keep your family’s dental records and oral health histories electronically cataloged in one location. If you’re moving or have another reason for gathering family records, getting dental details with a family dentist means one phone call.

A Family Dentist Knows Your Family

Some oral health conditions—or even a unique jawbone structure—can run in families. So if you have a family history of specific conditions, including those diagnosed by your dentist, we can keep an eye out when examining all family members.

About Children’s Dentistry

You may think that children require a pediatric dentist in Winston-Salem, NC, but our team has a lot of experience with children and can continue seeing them through the teen years and into adulthood.

We build relationships with children from the beginning, introducing them to our dental instruments (Mr. Thirsty) and allowing them to choose a prize after the checkup. We hope to create a lifetime of healthy habits by instilling positive associations in every child we see.

Looking for the Best Dentist in Winston-Salem, NC?

We welcome children, individuals, and families into our dental practice. If you have questions or are ready to get started, give us a call today.

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When should my child have their first dental visit?

When should you bring your child for their first dental visit?


The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends children have their first dental visit within 6 months of getting their first tooth or by 12 months of age. For infants and toddlers, we recommend scheduling dental visits with a pediatric dental office (Spangler, Rohlfing & Lambert Pediatric Dentistry are wonderful!). Dr. Nelson is happy to see children ages 4 years and older. 


How can you help your child prepare for their first dental visit? 


Let your child know ...

March 11, 2021
Schedule your Child to See Us!

I know that your office sees adults, but can I also bring my children?

Yes!  We love seeing children.  In fact, one of our hygienists worked in a Pediatric dental office for many years before coming to work at our office.  Schedule your children at our office and conveniently have all of the family's dental visits on the same day!  

At Benton and Nelson Family Dentistry, we offer a wide range of services for your children

  • Dental cleanings and exams, including assessment of your child's growth and development
  • Digital x-rays
  • Dental sealants
  • Fluoride varnish treatment 
  • Tooth-colored ...
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