The practice of family dentistry is very similar to general dentistry, with a few exceptions. Both types of dentistry handle oral hygiene and tooth health. Family Dentistry actually specializes in just that – families, meaning that a Family Dentist is skilled in caring for all ages of patients, from the newest arrivals to your grandparents. A Family Dentist specializes in providing care to all age groups so that they are able to effectively treat an entire family, from children to the elderly.
Family Dentistry is considered to a preventative field because when it comes to dental health, preventing problems before they happen is far easier than repairing them after they’ve occurred. Your family dentist will perform all basic dental work for your family including cleanings, fillings, extractions and fluoride sealants for children, removing tartar and plaque, and of course filling cavities. Another important benefit of having a family dentist is if there’s a dental emergency like a severe toothache or a tooth that’s been knocked out you have a dentist to call who knows every aspect of your dental history.