Your gorgeous, healthy smile should stay with you for life. To keep it at its best, practice excellent oral hygiene, protect your teeth from damage and see your general or family dentist on a regular basis.
What Is a Family or General Dentist?
A general dentist provides primary care for your teeth and gums. Instead of specializing in one area of dentistry, a family dentist diagnoses, treats and prevents a wide range of diseases and conditions that affect the teeth and gums of people in all age groups. Some general dentists treat several generations of patients within the same family.
What Do General Dentists Do?
General family dentistry focuses on lifelong dental care through disease prevention and careful management of existing conditions. Your general dentist takes care of your dental health by providing regular exams, dental cleanings, fillings, crowns, root canals and other procedures, structural tooth repairs, treatment for infections and injuries and much more. Whether you need advice about your dental hygiene routine or diagnosis of a sudden toothache, your trusted family dentist is there to help.
General Dentistry Services for Patients of All Ages
Our experienced general dentists are committed to offering effective and compassionate care. Providing comprehensive dental services ensures that every patient’s needs are met. Our range of general dentistry services is detailed below.
- CLEANINGS, EXAMS & X-RAYS
- COMPOSITE BONDING
- ORAL CANCER SCREENINGS
- RENAISSANCE DENTURES & PARTIALS
- SNORE GUARDS
- SOFTLINE DENTURES
- TOOTH-COLORED FILLINGS
How Often Does My Dentist Need to Perform an Exam?
For most patients, a twice-yearly general dental office visit will allow you to maintain good dental health. If you have existing dental conditions or medical problems that could potentially affect your teeth and gums, your dentist will probably need to see you more often to monitor your dental health for changes.
How Much Money Will I Pay for a Checkup?
The price of any dental appointment depends on several factors such as the types of tests and treatments needed and the coverage provided by insurance. If you’re concerned about the price of a future visit, please call us for more information.
I’m Ready to Find a General Dentist Near Me: How Do I Make My Appointment?
If you don’t have a family dentist, we can help. Call us today to schedule an appointment with one of our skilled and experienced general dentists who practices in your area.
How Long Does a Typical Dentist General Practice Appointment Last?
Your appointment length depends on the types of tests and treatments that your dentist performs. Extensive procedures may require several hours while routine checkups usually take less than one hour. New patient appointments may take slightly longer. Contact us to help determine how much time you should allot for your visit.
Be Prepared to Ensure a Smooth Dental Visit
To make your appointment go smoothly, please arrive on time and bring your identification, your insurance information, your medical history and a list of your current medications. If you suffer from severe dental anxiety, don’t worry. It’s a common problem, and we can provide extra support to make you more comfortable.
Avoiding Your Dentist Is a Bad Idea
Unfortunately, many people don’t keep up with their scheduled dental exams. Because they don’t produce symptoms in their early stages, you could develop gum disease or tooth decay without knowing it. By the time you detect a problem, the condition has become advanced and may require expensive and invasive treatments. In the worst case scenario, you might even lose your teeth. Don’t let neglect rob you of your smile. Contact us today to schedule a visit with a skilled dentist who can keep your teeth and gums healthy for life.