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A dazzling, strong and healthy smile is yours for life when you visit a dentist on a regular basis and keep up with brushing and flossing at home. Whether your goal is to keep a full set of healthy teeth for life or you are a denture-wearer concerned with maintaining the health of your gums and jaw, a general and family dentist is your partner in excellent oral health.
What’s a General Dentist?
A general dentist is a primary dental care provider who prevents, evaluates and treats diseases of the gums, teeth and oral cavity. They also help to maintain the functionality and appearance of the teeth.
General Dentist: Do I Need to See One?
General dentists are focused on supporting your ongoing dental health. They can provide all the basic maintenance needed to keep your teeth and gums in excellent shape, such as checkups and cleanings. They also can perform more complex procedures, including root canals and placement of crowns. If you’re experiencing tooth pain, a general dentist can uncover the cause and provide a treatment plan as needed.
General Family Dentistry Services
General dentistry services include a variety of exams and treatments to make sure you and your family members maintain the best dental health possible. Here is a list of the different types of general services we provide.
How Often Should You Get a Dental Cleaning?
The general recommendation for most patients is to schedule a checkup every six months. However, you may need more frequent exams and cleanings depending on your age and any dental or health conditions you have.
How Much Does a Dentist Visit Cost?
We will let you know in advance how much you can expect your visit with us to cost. The exact amount will depend on the exams and treatments you need. Please call our general dental office to find out more.
How Do I Make an Appointment With a General Dentist Near Me?
Our friendly dentist general practice staff is standing by waiting to hear from you. We’ll set up a conveniently timed appointment for you with one of our skilled general dentists. Give us a call to get started.
How to Prepare for a Dentist Appointment
Prior to your appointment, please continue to take regular care of your teeth at home. Avoid trying to make up for lax at-home hygiene by going overboard with aggressive brushing and flossing. Show up to your appointment on time and bring your insurance and medical information along with you.
What Happens When You Don’t Visit the Dentist?
If you don’t go to the dentist, one of the main things that can occur is plaque buildup, which can harden into tartar. Even with daily brushing and flossing, plaque and tartar can build up in hard-to-reach areas. This buildup can lead to tooth decay, bad breath, gum disease and tooth loss. Regular checkups mean that a dentist can spot problems early and catch them before they advance. Call us today to set up an exam. It’s our job to help you maintain a healthy and attractive smile.