Family Dentistry

Alhambra Family Dentistry

Dentist located in Alhambra, CA

Family dentistry encompasses all the basic dental services that help preserve and protect the long-term health of teeth and gums. As your primary oral healthcare provider, your family dentist provides routine preventive care and diagnoses and treats problems before they progress. The first-rate team of dentists at Alhambra Family Dentistry in Alhambra, California, offer a complete menu of family dentistry services to patients of all ages in the greater Los Angeles area. If you or anyone in your family is ready for a checkup, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.

Family Dentistry Q & A

What is family dentistry?

Family dentists are specially trained to care for men, women, and children through all stages of life. In addition to providing regular dental cleanings and exams, family dentists are experts at spotting and treating a wide variety of oral health conditions, including tooth decay and gingivitis.

Because they’re also skilled at monitoring the oral growth of pediatric patients, family dentists are usually the first oral health care providers to identify problems that would benefit from orthodontic treatment.

What services do family dentists provide?

Many of the services family dentists provide to men and women are within the scope of general dentistry, for example, dental exams and cleanings every six months to prevent major oral dental problems and protect long-term oral health.

Maintaining a standing appointment with your dentist at Alhambra Family Dentistry puts you in an ideal position to catch and treat cavities, gum disease, and other common problems before they develop into more serious conditions.

They offer a complete range of general dental services for women and men, including:

  • Cavity prevention and repair
  • Root canal therapy
  • Gum disease prevention and treatment
  • Jaw disorder treatment
  • Sleep apnea treatment
  • Emergency dental care

They also provide a full menu of cosmetic and restorative dental services, including:

  • Orthodontic treatment
  • Teeth whitening
  • Crowns and bridges
  • Dental veneers
  • Dental implants
  • Removable dentures

Family dentists are experts in the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases or conditions that affect your mouth, jaw, neck, face, and head, and are often the first health care providers to notice serious oral or maxillofacial problems, including the early signs of mouth or throat cancer.

How do family dentists care for pediatric patients?

Family dentists provide comprehensive oral care for children of all ages. They’re trained to manage dental issues specific to children, including problematic oral growth or tooth development. Their expertise also includes identifying alignment issues or bite problems that may eventually require braces or other orthodontic intervention.

Family dentists provide infant oral health exams that include a risk assessment for cavities in erupting teeth. They also offer advice on how to help your young child stop using a pacifier or sucking their thumb.

Preventive dental care for pediatric patients includes regular cleanings and exams, fluoride treatments, and sealants. During these exams, your family dentist looks for signs of common pediatric oral health problems, such as ulcers or pediatric periodontal disease.

They can also spot oral conditions that may be related to other health problems, including asthma, hay fever, and diabetes. For children with fractured teeth, knocked-out permanent teeth, or other dental emergencies, family dentists provide urgent, as-needed care.

To learn more about family dentistry, call Alhambra Family Dentistry today or schedule an appointment using the convenient online booking tool.