General dentists rank among the most common dental care professionals, and for good reason. They are the first line of defense in dental care and preventative measures, helping to diagnose, treat and manage the overall oral health of patients.

 

What do General Dentists Do?

General dentists focus on preventative care and maintenance as the first line of defense against oral and dental issues. Their guidance and services help to prevent disease and decay associated with the mouth, gums, tongue and teeth.

When preventative measures don’t get the job done, or when patients come in with existing issues, general dentists utilize a number of diagnostic tools in combination with thorough examinations in order to prescribe appropriate treatment options.

General Dentistry Treatments Include

As opposed to specialists who focus on a particular area of dentistry, the discipline of general dentistry covers a broad range of dental services and treatments vital to optimal oral health and wellness.

  • Preventative Services: focused on helping you maintain optimal oral health and staving off potential issues, preventative measures include regular examples and diagnostics, professional teeth cleanings, and at-home instructions on tooth care.
  • Restorative Services: involves personalized and timely treatment options to remedy common issues such as tooth decay, gum disease, cavities and broken, cracked or damaged teeth. Common procedures include fillings, crowns, bridges, root canals, orthodontics, implants and more.
  • Cosmetic Procedures: intended to give you the Hollywood smile you’ve always wanted, treatments may include professional teeth whitening, cosmetic veneers and other treatments to give you a perfect smile.
  • Basic Oral Health: your oral health, in many ways, directly correlates to your overall health and well-being. For example, untreated oral infections can lead to an increased risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Our general dentists are trained to identify these and other issues, often uncovering hidden health issues before they become major problems.

Visit your General Dentist Regularly

You should visit your general dentist every six months, as prescribed or as issues arise in order to maintain a happy healthy mouth and pearly white smile.