What is General Dentistry?
General dentistry is related to the prevention of oral diseases. The key focus is on oral health and hygiene to maintain oral hygiene. Usually, people give lower importance to dental health compared to general health. Dental health care when ignored or left untreated can lead to complicated dental issues later on. General dentistry extends care to people of all ages.
What happens during a normal dental checkup?
A typical visit to your dental office includes thorough checkup, cleaning, and review of the overall oral health. Dentists look for oral health problems such as gum disease or oral cancer. These diseases if and when identified at an earlier stage results in less damage. Research indicates that oral issues are connected to bigger problems like diabetes and heart diseases.
What does a General Dentist do?
General dentists or family dentists are regular dental care providers and ensure that you sustain your radiant smile. They diagnose, treat and manage the oral healthcare needs of the patients which involve periodontal care, crowns, veneers, implants, root canals, clean-ups, filling cavities, cosmetic dentistry like teeth whitening and more. General dentists also provide preventive dental education which explains the measures to be taken for proper dental care at home. They teach healthy food habits to keep the gums and teeth healthy.
What services does a General Dentist provide?
General dentistry provides various services and some of them are:
- Preventive care: dental checkups, x-rays, and cleanings
- Restorative care: tooth fillings, dental crowns, dentures, root canals, and tooth removal
- Cosmetic treatments: teeth whitening, and veneers
When should you visit a General Dentist?
It is advisable to visit a dentist once every six months. Most people visit dentists only when they experience oral concerns only to find out it’s a little late. Bleeding gums or painful gums are obvious reasons to rush to the nearby oral healthcare professional.
Why do you need a General Dentist?
The first impression is the last impression and your smile is definitely an asset in making a first the impression. Oral health education can be effective in improving daily oral care at home. General dentists provide restorative dental care treatments for tooth decay, dental trauma, missing teeth, dentures, etc. In addition, if you feel the need for a smile makeover many cosmetic treatments are available depending on your varying needs.
Contact Dr. Frances H. Yankie in Mill Valley, CA at 415-383-0824 to get your shiny teeth back!