A family dentist has chosen to dedicate a large portion of their work and practice fitout to treating children as well as adults. Their passion lies in preventative care and making sure young ones start life with a solid foundation and understanding of what good oral health care looks like and how to maintain a healthy smile for life. This passion also involves educating parents and helping them navigate the sometimes confusing methods of how to care for their child’s oral health including brushing techniques, diet, function, and bite, and how to manage any anxiety that might be felt by the child when attending the dentist.
Of course general dentists also share this same passion, however their focus is often on treating adults with more complex restorative and cosmetic conditions which might require additional state of the art equipment and further skills and training in order to offer certain services older patients often need.
That said, general dentists can and will treat patients of all ages therefore if you find a dentist you love and trust and you want them to become your family dentist they will be thrilled to have the whole family along!