What to Look for in a Family Dentist

Here at the office of G.R. Sheumaker Jr., DDS, we know that you care about your family, and that you want to keep everyone in it healthy. In order to protect your overall health and that of your loved ones, you’ll need to look after their dental health, and to do that, you’ll need a great family dentist. In this article, we will go over some key qualities to look for when choosing a family dentist in order to make sure that you are in good hands.

  • Qualifications- When choosing a family dentist, the first thing you should do is check out each candidate’s qualifications–after all, you are trusting this dentist to look after your family’s health, so it’s important to make sure they can actually do the job. Dr. Sheumaker has been in family practice here in Lakeland, Florida since 1981, so you can count on him to keep you and your loved ones healthy.
  • Services- Another thing to consider when selecting a family dentist is what services that practice offers. For instance, some offices, including ours, offer cosmetic dentistry services such as teeth whitening, as well as the standard health-focused ones like cleaning, fillings, and the like. If you think you might want to make use of cosmetic procedures, it can’t hurt to choose a team that is prepared to provide that service.
  • Atmosphere- Lastly, when choosing a family dentist, it’s important to pay attention to how that office and team make you feel. Our dental office is designed to create a relaxing, comfortable atmosphere, and our team members are here to put you at ease. We understand that many people get anxious about dentist visits, and we do everything we can to make the experience easier, especially for our young patients.