Studies show that oral health is directly related to overall health. Therefore, dental care is essential for everyone. Unfortunately, some people aren’t able to get out of their homes to a dentist’s office. People with disabilities, medical needs, or a number of other individual needs may not be able to get to a dentist regularly, which could negatively impact their health. That’s why many believe mobile dentists are the future of accessible dental care.

What is a Mobile Dentist?

A mobile dentist is a licensed, certified, and professional dentist that travels to patients’ homes, businesses, schools with their own equipment to perform exams, cleanings, and dental procedures.

Mobile Dentists and Geriatric Dentistry

As people age, it gets harder and harder to comfortably get to and from a dentist’s office or sit in a dental chair. Health problems make it even harder. Access to a mobile dentist could be a game-changer for the dental health of an elderly patient that is physically unable to visit a dental office.

Mobile Dentists and Children

Every parent of an infant or a young child knows how difficult it is to get to scheduled appointments. However, it’s very important to bring your children to a dental office instead of looking forward to a mobile dentist. Children need dental care for their developing teeth that will only be possible from visiting a dental office. Not only today, but also in the future. Some of the services necessary for developing teeth are not going to be able to be mobile anytime soon.

If you have been searching for a dental office that can make the visits comfortable and fun for your child, then come see Dr. Zola Makrauer or Dr. Julie Miller at Huntingdon Valley Dental Arts. They are experts in child dentistry.