When you do an Internet search for a dentist, you may comes across the terms “family dentist” and “general dentist.” You mean there’s a difference? At Marcos Ortega DDS in San Diego CA, we’re going to explain.
There is indeed a difference, but it’s a subtle one. The main differenced is in the age of patients. A family dentist, as the term makes plain, can treat everyone in your family, from children to parents, and on through their parents.
General and Family dentists are both concerned with the dental health of their patients. That means treating issues involving the teeth and gums. There is a strong emphasis on good oral hygiene.
A family dental practice is a one-stop practice. That saves parents from having to take your ten-year-old to one dentist, and your sixteen-year old (and yourself) to another.
Above all, family dentists are able to focus on the unique dental needs of children. Not only does a family dentist understand how young teeth change as children grow. They also respect the fact that a lot of kids are afraid of going to the dentist, and take that into account – not only with the approach to young patients, but in terms of the very appearance of the office.
The confusion, however, is understandable. Some practices will refer to their services as ‘general dentistry,’ ‘family dentistry,’ ‘general and family dentistry,’ or any other number of permutations. At our practice, we keep it simple: general dentistry is an umbrella term we use to include both terms. So worry not! We are ready to help you and your children on their dental journey.
At Marcos Ortega DDS in San Diego CA, we specialize in treating patients of all ages. People from Hillcrest, Mission Hills, and Bankers Hill also come to our practice for cosmetic dentistry and dental implants. Contact us today!
Contact Marcos Ortega DDS:
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306 Walnut Ave Ste 25
San Diego, California