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The practice of family dentistry is similar to general dentistry, with a few key exceptions. The terms family dentistry and general dentistry are often used interchangeably, though there is a slight difference between the two. Both types of dentistry handle oral hygiene and tooth health. Children have very different dental needs than adults, and qualified family dentists deliver comprehensive oral care from baby teeth to permanent teeth. It is very important to visit your family dentist or general dentist regularly. Your dental health and your overall health may depend on it.