White Flint Family Dental is a Rockville based family dentist practice that treats patients of all ages. We are committed to delivering the highest quality dental care and do so using advanced dental equipment. We are a cosmetic dentist that offers services like checkups, teeth cleaning, crowns, veneers and more.
We also perform emergency dentist services that include bonding, root canals, crowns, and bridges. As a local dentist, we create lifelong relationships with our patients and their families and work to ensure that they receive treatments in a comfortable and relaxed environment. Byron Lew, D.D.S. and Susanna Yoon, D.D.S. and our staff invite you to schedule an appointment by calling 301-273-1085 and experience why our patients think White Flint Family Dental is the best dentist in Rockville.
My treatment philosophy is that of seeing the person as a whole. Many times treatments focus on appearance and esthetics alone. Making things look better but never once taking into account functional or health problems. Many times headaches and migraines can simply be caused by nighttime grinding and or teeth clenching. Why just prescribe migraine medication? Why not just treat the cause? These same headaches and migraines can also be caused by nutritional and or chronic infections or allergies. There are a multitude of possibilities.
I also believe children should be evaluated as early as 6 years old for orthodontic intervention. If a child has mismatched upper and lower jaw sizes, why wait until they are teens to start straightening teeth? ADD and nighttime bedwetting can be a result of poor orthodontic conditions, which cause poor airway conditions. Again why leave an obvious jaw size discrepancy and just straighten teeth? Treat the cause. Functional orthodontics involves the use of appliances to match jaw sizes while a child is still growing.
Furthermore, the use of functional orthodontics in adults usually involves treatment of headaches of TMJ. These untreated children tend to become adults with sleep disorders. Whether it is poor sleep quality or medically diagnosed sleep apnea, these adults continue on their journey of preventable health issues such as headaches, migraines, TMJ, hypertension, and chronic fatigue.
My diagnosis considers the person as a whole for life. This is a far-reaching goal, which can only be accomplished in conjunction with other heath care practitioners. We work with many physicians and therapists to help you obtain your best. Health care is life long journey of knowledge for both the patient and practitioner.
Prevention and early diagnosis is a big key step towards good dental health for years to come.
Recall checkups in most situations every 6 months is the initial step to maintaining a healthy dentition. As we see children every 6 months starting at the age of 4 years old dentitional transitions can be monitored closely. Evaluation of tonsils and adenoids and planning for a healthy occlusion for each unique individual is crucial for a child’s future dental health as well as physical. Early education is important to guide the children in understanding the importance of a healthy dentition and retaining good oral habits.
As we are a family practice, dental needs for each member is stressed for their individualized stage. Treatment is planned in an ideal but realistic approach. Treatment planning whether involving periodontal care, restorative work or as simple as patient education, all tie into the focus of early diagnosis and prevention.
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