You can think of your family dentist as your primary oral health care provider, or the one who provides routine preventive care and helps diagnose and treat problems before they progress.
Family dentists provide general dental services to adult and pediatric patients alike, which means that they’re specially trained to care for patients of every age and stage of life. In addition to offering routine cleanings and exams, family dentists monitor tooth development through childhood and treat a variety of oral diseases and conditions that affect adults.
Most of the services that adult and senior patients receive from a family dentist fall within the scope of general dentistry. For the average adult, twice-a-year dental cleanings and exams form the foundation of preventive dental care and optimal oral health. It’s during these appointments that cavities, gum disease, and other common issues can be caught and treated before they develop into more significant problems.
As a family dentist, Dr. Yang offers a wide range of general services for adult and senior patients, including:
As experts in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect your mouth, jaw, neck, face, and head, family dentists are also often the first health care providers to spot serious oral or maxillofacial problems, including the early signs of mouth or throat cancer.
Family dentists provide comprehensive dental services for children and adolescents. They’re specially trained to manage dental issues specific to children, including developmental difficulties. They can also identify when children with bite problems or other alignment issues would benefit from orthodontics.
Dr. Yang’s family dental practice offers the following pediatric services:
Dr. Yang also has the experience and expertise to assess oral conditions that may be related to other health problems, including asthma, hay fever, and diabetes.