Family Dentistry Specialist

Dental Care Center of Decatur

Lynn A. Livingston, DDS

Dentist & Cosmetic Dentist located in Decatur, GA

Juggling your family’s schedule can be hectic enough without worrying about when to pencil in the dentist. Lynn A. Livingston, DDS, at Dental Care Center of Decatur in Decatur, Georgia, offers you a streamlined solution for your scheduling stresses. Providing comprehensive oral care for your kids’ baby teeth as well as your older children’s and your permanent teeth, this is your one-stop-shop for dental care for the whole family. Call today or schedule an appointment online.

Family Dentistry

What is family dentistry?

Family dentistry addresses oral health at every stage of life. Similar to general dentistry, family dentistry is concerned with oral hygiene and the overall health of your teeth.

However, family dentistry focuses on the unique needs of children as well. Offering a variety of services, they provide regular cleanings and fillings, as well as specialized procedures like orthodontic care and root canals, in a friendly, comfortable setting.

What’s the difference between general dentistry and family dentistry?

General dentists can treat your whole family and are considered your primary care dentist. Often, general dentists specialize in areas like orthodontics, root canal therapy, and even cosmetic dentistry.

However, family dental groups offer more than one specialized dentist in their practice. That provides you with a convenient "one-stop" solution for all your family's dental care needs. 

What are the benefits of family dentistry?

When all of your dental specialists are consolidated under one roof, they can more easily collaborate and communicate, ensuring that you get high-quality care that’s seamless in its approach.

Family dentists tend to be better for children, too. Not only do family dentists understand how children’s teeth change with age, but they also recognize that children may be afraid of visiting the dentist. Because many dental phobias develop from bad experiences that happen early on, it’s incredibly important to work with a dentist who can make your child’s initial experiences positive.

The dentists at Dental Care Center of Decatur employ a gentle, compassionate, and friendly approach in order to make your child’s time in the chair fun and enjoyable. Having a positive association with dental checkups can lead to a happier experience for everyone, encouraging good oral hygiene habits for life. 

Creating a long-term relationship with the dentist makes it easier for children to view the annual checkup as a regular event. You might even be able to schedule the whole family in one day, resulting in fewer office visits.

Whether you need a pediatric dentist, endodontist, or orthodontist, Dental Care Center of Decatur provides all the dental care services you need for the whole family in one office. Call or schedule an appointment online today.