How do you know what kind of dentist to see to maintain good dental health? Specifically, what is general dentistry or family dentistry? People use these terms interchangeably, so it may seem confusing trying to distinguish between the two.
The differences between general dentistry and family dentistry are actually very few. Both family and general dentists are extensively trained to be able to handle a multitude of dental health needs. These include cleanings, exams, x-rays, restorative work, cosmetic procedures and more. Both family and general dentists take the health of your whole mouth into account. Both have diagnostic expertise to point you to a specialist in the event that more precise measures, like braces, are needed.
The distinction is that family dentistry is designed to follow you and your family throughout the dental care process. Family dentists commonly treat patients from childhood into adolescence, through adulthood and even into advanced age. They offer a one-stop location to treat your entire family rather than taking each member to separate clinics.
Dr. Jon Erickson and the excellent staff at Danville Family Dentistry want to be your family dentist for all your general dentistry needs and more ! Whether you are a parent, a child, or a grandparent, your needs will be expertly met in warm, friendly environment. Bring your relatives with you — we welcome you all, and we pledge our best for your family’s dental care.