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Your smile makes an important first impression, so keeping your teeth and gums in great shape is an essential life goal. You can achieve healthy, gorgeous smiles for yourself and your family by practicing great oral hygiene and seeing a general or family dentist regularly.
Your General Dentist Keeps Your Smile Bright
Your general dentist is the medical professional who acts as your primary dental caregiver. Unlike endodontists and orthodontists, general dentists don’t specialize in one area of dentistry. They diagnose, treat and prevent a wide range of conditions that affect your teeth and gums. Many general family dentistry providers treat both individual patients and their families over the course of many years.
How a General Dentist Maintains Your Dental Health
Your dentist stays on top of your dental health by performing routine check-ups, cleanings and polishings, and providing treatment for many common dental diseases and injuries. When you have a dental emergency or you need guidance in perfecting your home care routine, your family dentist is there to help.
General Dentistry Services for Patients and Families
Our general dentistry services provide everything you and your family need to maintain great dental health and beautiful smiles. Our available services are listed below.
- Dental Bridges
- Dental Hygiene
- Dental Implants
- Dental Sealants
- Fillings and Restorations
- Gingivitis/Gum Disease Treatment
- Tooth Extractions
When Should You See the Dentist for a Checkup?
Schedule a routine visit to your general dental office every six months and any time that unexpected dental symptoms or injuries occur. If you have serious, chronic dental or medical conditions, your dentist may ask you to visit more often. To protect your future dental health, follow your dentist’s recommendations concerning exam frequency.
How Much Does It Usually Cost to See a Dentist?
Everyone’s dental needs are unique, so the total cost of a dental appointment can vary widely from patient to patient depending on insurance coverage and the types of treatments and tests that are required. If you’re worried about your appointment costs, please contact us for more information.
I’m Ready to Find a General Dentist Near Me. How Do I Make My Appointment?
Contact our office to schedule your appointment with a highly skilled, experienced and caring dentist in your area. We’ll help you find the perfect solution for your dental needs.
How Much Time Will I Spend at the Dentist Office?
A typical dentist general practice visit can last anywhere from 30 minutes to several hours, it all depends on what types of exams and treatments are needed. Most routine visits are completed in an hour or less. To determine approximately how long a specific treatment will take, please contact our office.
Your Appointment Day: Preparation Tips
On the day of your appointment, please arrive on time or slightly early. Bring your insurance card, your identification and a list of your current medications and medical conditions. If you tend to experience severe anxiety at dental appointments, please let us know when you arrive so that we can try to make your experience more comfortable.
What Happens to Those Who Don’t Go to the Dentist?
Avoiding the dentist for long periods of time can have painful and expensive consequences. If tooth decay or gum disease progresses without detection and treatment, you may need invasive and complex treatment to save your teeth by the time you notice a problem. Eventually, untreated dental disease results in tooth loss, and it may even affect your general health. To prevent costly and complicated outcomes, see your dentist regularly so that any developing problems are treated at the earliest stages. Contact our office today to schedule your next dental exam with one of our caring, professional dental providers.