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General Dentistry


The practice of general dentistry encompasses an amazing array of services and procedures, all with a common goal: to help you to preserve your natural teeth as long as possible, ensure your oral health, and keep you looking and feeling great throughout life.

Oral health is an essential component of general health. In fact, medical research has revealed links between common oral infections and serious general health conditions including cardiovascular disease. It is therefore of the utmost importance to maintain the health of your teeth, gums, and other oral tissues.

This should start in childhood, so that health-promoting habits can develop early. Even toddlers can benefit from a trip to the dentist's office to be examined for early signs of tooth decay and to become accustomed to the place where many important preventive services will be performed throughout childhood and beyond. Every stage of life carries with it particular oral health concerns, and your dentist is trained to address every one of them.

All practicing dentists complete a four-year dental school program and then take a rigorous exam to become licensed to practice in a particular state. Dentists then periodically take continuing education courses to stay abreast of new research and technology.

General Dentistry Procedures

Modern dentistry offers a wide range of services to make sure your teeth stay healthy, function well, and look great. These procedures include:

Professional Cleanings

to keep your teeth and gums healthy and polished

Comprehensive Exams

to keep your teeth and gums healthy while catching early signs of dental disease

Tooth-Colored Fillings & Cavity Repair

this treatment restores decayed teeth with a natural and healthy restoration

Tooth Extractions

to remove unhealthy teeth that cannot be saved or to reduce overcrowding

Dental Sealants

to prevent cavities

Night Guards

Night guards are devices to relieve tooth wear from nighttime grinding, gnashing, and clenching. If you experience a condition called 'Bruxism', a night guard may help relieve sore jaw muscles, tooth sensitivity, and tooth erosion. Night guards are custom-fitting mouth pieces worn at night and also known as 'NTIs'. There are a few different types of night guards/NTIs available depending on your condition. Please contact our office for a consultation to determine which night guard will best alleviate your nighttime clenching.

Oral Cancer Screenings

An oral cancer screening is an examination done by our dentists to look for precancerous conditioning in your mouth during a routine visit or checkup. By identifying any signs of this dangerous disease early on, there is a much greater chance of being cured of it. This screening is a great preventative, oral-health procedure.

Tooth Decay Prevention

so you keep your natural teeth as long as possible

TMJ/TMD Treatment

to ease pain in the jaw area that interferes with biting and chewing

Root Canals

A root canal is a straightforward procedure that relieves pain by treating damaged, infected, or inflamed tissues and nerves inside a tooth. After removing the damaged tissues, cleaning the infected area, and reshaping the tooth-root canals, a filling is placed to seal the tooth. This endodontic treatment helps save natural teeth.

Dental Bonding

to repair tooth chips and minor fractures with tooth-colored bonding materials

Dental Bridges

this procedures are performed when you have missing teeth

Dental Crowns

dental crowns protect and/or replace damaged or missing sections of natural teeth

Please contact us today with questions or make your appointment online.

When to Visit the Dentist

Dental appointment.Many people only go to the dentist when something is wrong. That is truly a shame, because they are missing out on so many preventive services that can save discomfort — and expense — down the road. Regular dental visits are essential to make sure oral health problems — from tooth decay to oral cancer — are detected and treated in a timely manner. Some individuals may need to see the dentist more often than others to stay on top of problems like plaque buildup and gum disease, but everyone should go at least once per year.

Your regular dental visits will include a thorough oral exam to check the health of your teeth and gums, an oral cancer screening to spot any suspicious signs early, and a professional cleaning to remove stubborn deposits to make your teeth look and feel great. So don't miss out on the many benefits general dentistry offers you and your family!

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