Family dentistry and general dentistry are often exchanged as the same term, but in reality they have very different meanings. A general dentist is one who decided not to pursue a particular dental specialty, and is licensed to practice in all capacities of dentistry. While some dentists make the decision to specialize in a certain area of dentistry, other dentists will specialize on a certain age group. For example, a pediatric dentist only treats adolescent patients.
Family dentists are professional dentists that are licensed to care for patients of all ages.
Why Choose Family Dentistry?
Grady Dental Care and staff can take care of a wide variety of dental needs. Starting as early as the age of 2, we can see kids to evaluate the health of the first erupting teeth and educate parents as to how to care for those new teeth.
Granted, the first teeth will fall out in a few years but it’s still very important to establish healthy habits from the beginning. Also, if your child develops decay in their primary teeth it can lead to decay in permanent teeth before they even erupt.
As kids get older we continue to see them, generally twice a year, for cleanings and to educate how to care for their teeth and gums. We are here to help parents convey the importance of twice daily brushing and to get kids to understand how and why they need to floss every day. We also identify kids who need braces and help parents find an orthodontist.
Family Dentistry for Adults
Our goal for adults is to maintain the best health and appearance for your smile. Regular check-ups and cleanings allow us to stay ahead of many potential problems, and will help identify decay before it develops in to a larger issue. It is in everyone’s best interest to prevent smaller issues from becoming larger ones!
This is also a time in life when some of us decide to give ourselves the gift of a beautiful smile. Whether you are interested in teeth whitening or something more, we can help. We offer services ranging from:
- Orthodontics with traditional braces and clear aligners
- Wisdom teeth extractions and dental implant restorations
- Tooth-colored dental fillings
- All-porcelain crowns and dental veneers
- Root canal therapy and dentures
Count on Grady Dental Care’s Family Dentistry
Through all stages of life we at Grady Dental Care can take care of your dental needs. From the convenience of bringing each of your children at the same time for their check-ups to having a dental implant placed for a tooth that cannot be restored, the dentists at Grady Dental Care provide all specialties. This is what we consider comprehensive family dentistry.
If you would like to set up a consultation and begin dental treatment for yourself or a member of your family, please do not hesitate to call us today at 678-957-0770 or request an appointment online. We are happy to serve the residents of Johns Creek, Cumming, and the surrounding areas in our dental office.