Family Dentistry Specialist

Carnegie Hill Dental Group

General Dentistry, Orthodontics & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Upper East Side, New York, NY

Family dentistry covers all the basic dental services that help preserve and protect the long-term health of your teeth and gums. As the primary oral health care provider for children, teens, and adults alike, the team of dentists at Carnegie Hill Dental Group in New York City offers routine preventive care and helps diagnose and treat problems before they progress. If you or anyone in your family is overdue for a checkup, call their Upper East Side office or book an appointment online today.

Family Dentistry Q & A

What is family dentistry?

Family dentists are specially trained to care for patients of all ages and through all stages of life, including children, adolescents, and adults, including elderly patients.

On top of providing routine cleanings and exams, family dentists have the experience and expertise to diagnose and treat a variety of oral health conditions, ranging from tooth decay and gingivitis to sleep apnea and bruxism.

Because they also know how to monitor oral growth and development, family dentists are typically the first oral health care providers to identify orthodontic concerns in young patients.

What services do family dentists offer?

The vast majority of services that family dentists provide to patients of all ages fall within the scope of general dentistry.

For most children, teens, and adults, this means having regular dental cleanings and oral exams every 6-12 months to prevent major dental problems and protect long-term oral health.

Keeping a standing annual or biannual dental appointment as recommended puts you and other members of your family in an ideal position to catch and treat cavities, gum disease, and other common problems early on before they have a chance to progress.

The team at Carnegie Hill Dental Group offers a complete menu of general dental services for adult patients, including:

  • Preventive dental care
  • Cavity treatment and repair
  • Root canal therapy
  • Tooth extractions
  • Periodontal disease treatment

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

  • Orthodontic treatment
  • Teeth whitening
  • Veneers and bonding
  • Dental implants
  • Crowns and bridges

Because family dentists also specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases or conditions that affect your mouth and jaw, they’re often the first health care providers to notice the early signs of sleep apnea, TMJ disorders, and even mouth and throat cancer.

How do family dentists care for young patients?

The team at Carnegie Hill Dental Group provides comprehensive oral care — including preventive cleanings, treatments, exams, and screenings — for children ages 7 and up.

Dr. Vohra and Dr. Mohamed are fully trained to manage the dental and oral health issues that are specific to children, including developmental disorders or difficulties.

This includes identifying alignment issues and bite problems that may eventually require some form of orthodontic intervention; it also includes identifying soft tissue structural disorders that may eventually require surgery, such as ankyloglossia, or tongue-tie.  

Preventive dental care for pediatric patients is comprised of regular cleanings and exams, dental X-rays, fluoride treatments, and sealants. On top of checking for cavities, the team at Carnegie Hill Dental Group also looks for ulcers, pediatric periodontal disease, and other common pediatric oral health problems.

To schedule preventive checkups for every member of your family, call the office or book online today.