Should Teens See a General or Pediatric Dentist?

when should my child transition from a pediatric to general dentist? San Diego

Kids grow up, whether we like it or not. Every parent knows that, and knows the mixed feelings that come with it. When they’re toddlers we take them to a pediatric dentist. How do we know when the time has come to transition to a general dental practice? At Jeff Gray DDS | Espire Dental in La Mesa CA, we have some thoughts on that.

Generally speaking, pediatric dentists see their young patients until they’re eighteen years old. But experts say there really is no age limit. Instead, it’s one of those decisions that parents come to naturally. When the time is right, you usually know.

By the time our patients move on to a general dentist, pediatric dentists have met their developmental needs. They are trained in the way that mouths change as people grow up.

Growing up is the whole point. As a general dentistry practice, Jeff Gray DDS | Espire Dental in La Mesa CA can provide care as they transition to young adults. People from San Diego, Alpine, El Cajon, and Santee trust us with their dental health, and also come to us for complete cosmetic dentistry. Call to schedule an appointment today!

Contact Jeff Gray DDS | Espire Dental:


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8555 Fletcher Pkwy Ste 102
La Mesa, California


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