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What Is the Difference between Family Dentistry and General Dentistry?

February 28, 2022
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Posted By: Keledjian Dental
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Determining the different terms in the dental field can be confusing, especially if you are searching for a new dentist in Madera, CA. General, cosmetic, and family dentistry all fall under the umbrella of general dentistry and typically include all of the basic dental care your family needs to stay healthy. 

What Is General Dentistry?

General dentists have one goal: to keep you and your family in good oral health and help you achieve a smile you love. That means your general dentist will provide five types of dentistry:

  • Preventive dentistry (dental exams, cleanings, x-rays)
  • Restorative dentistry (dental fillings, crowns, bonding)
  • Cosmetic dentistry (teeth whitening, veneers, smile makeovers)
  • Emergency dentistry (toothaches, root canals, restorations)
  • Tooth-replacement dentistry (dental implants, partial dentures, bridges, full dentures)

Family dentistry includes the treatment of children, which not every general dentist offers. Some general dentists prefer to refer children to pediatric dentists for their dental care. At Keledjian Dental, however, we warmly welcome patients of all ages. If your child needs extensive work or has unique challenges that indicate that a pediatric dentist will be better equipped to work with your little one, we work with some of the top specialists in the area.

Many of our cherished patients find the convenience of having all family members treated in a single location preferable to racing all over town to have dental care for kids and adults alike.

Are You Searching for a Family Dentist in Madera, CA?

We welcome patients of all ages to become part of our dental family at Keledjian Dental, including children’s dentistry, teen dentistry, adult dentistry, senior dentistry, and geriatric dentistry. 

Dr. Jason Keledjian is known for his gentle and conservative approach to dentistry. He is your partner in health and will present all of your dental treatment options and help you make the choice that works best for your dental health, family budget, and smile goals.

We look forward to helping you and your family maintain exceptional oral health for a lifetime.

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