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WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FAMILY AND GENERAL DENTISTRY?

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FAMILY AND GENERAL DENTISTRY?

Ask most folks if there’s a difference between family dentistry and general dentistry and you’ll probably get a shoulder shrug. Truth is the terms “family dentistry” and “general dentistry” are often used interchangeably. In reality, they do mean different things.

Let’s take a moment to clear this up. As we know, some dentists specialize in a certain area of dentistry, like endodontia (for the treatment of the teeth’s root and pulp). Others may concentrate on a certain age group. A general dentist does not have a defined area of specialization.

What makes South Miami Family Dental (SMFD) different is that we offer more than one specialized dentist in our practice. Our goal is to meet most of your family’s dental needs.

At SMFD, for example, you might make an appointment for your college-aged child to have a wisdom tooth removed. At the same time, you can make an appointment to have your own teeth cleaned with one of our hygienists.

Here are just some of the treatments available in our office:

  • Cleanings
  • Deep Cleanings
  • Root canal
  • Wisdom teeth extractions
  • Teeth whitening
  • Bondings and fillings
  • Porcelain crowns
  • Dentures

Implant dentistry is a specialty of SMFD. We also have one of the state’s most prominent TMJ doctors on staff. And, for those patients who need extra care, we offer sedation dentistry.

Our fully digital office features the most technologically advanced equipment to maximize your patient experience. For example, our digital X-rays emit less radiation and provide more accurate information. We utilize Cone Beam CT for 3-dimensional imaging which helps with the diagnosis, treatment and evaluation of certain conditions. Our use of radio wave technology produces better results than traditional laser technology for soft tissue surgery. Our intraoral digital scanner lets us provide you with highly accurate restorations while eliminating the discomfort of dental impressions.

For 20 years, we’ve been providing South Florida families with the highest quality dental care. To our existing patients, we’ve been honored to serve you and your family. To our new patients, let us show you the SMFD difference.

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