Dentistry involves the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of conditions, disorders and diseases affecting the teeth, gums and maxillofacial (associated with the jaw and face) region of the body.
General dentistry, ideally, is preventative. The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends that you visit your dentist regularly – at least once every six months – to ensure proper oral hygiene and functionality. Regular checkups and cleanings prevent the development of serious dental problems that can require costly treatment. If you remain vigilant and visit your dentist regularly, you can enjoy exceptional dental health.
Your general dentist will develop a customized dental hygiene plan that incorporates dental examination, teeth cleaning, possible scaling, X-ray, and use of other diagnostic equipment to prevent, uncover or treat problems as early as possible.
Your dentist will see you for a new patient exam where he/she will determine a comprehensive treatment plan for your needs. This will prevent decay or disease of the teeth, mouth, gums and tongue. General dentists also use restorative dentistry procedures to repair the effects of tooth decay, trauma, defect or disease.
Some of these procedures are:
- Oral Hygiene
- Night Guards
We all want a beautiful smile, so we do specialize in cosmetic dentistry. Normally, this is not covered by your insurance.