Family Dentistry is very similar to General dentistry with the exception that it caters to patients of all ages. Both of them are concerned with oral hygiene and tooth health. Family Dentistry addresses oral health of children at every stage right from baby teeth to permanent teeth. Children have different dental needs as their baby teeth are replaced by permanent teeth and instead of you visiting a dentist and the child visiting another; a family dentist offers a complete package to patients of all ages. Regular cleanings, fluoride treatments, cavity identifications and fillings are some of the services offered by your family dentist along with treatments for gum diseases and orthodontics. Family dentists have a gentle approach which helps children overcome their fear of dentists and make them comfortable. Hence it is important to find a family dentistry practice that caters to the needs of your entire family and scheduling and keeping up of regular appointments does not involve a lot of stress and strain for them.
Authored By Dr. Shylaja S Prasad - Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics, Bangalore