The primary focus of general dentistry is to prevent and treat common oral health concerns for people of all ages, including tooth decay and gum disease. At Precision Cosmetic Family Dentistry, our dentists provide a comprehensive range of general dentistry treatments that benefit patients of all ages. In addition to diagnosing oral health issues early on, our dentists offer restorative treatments for existing conditions and preventive treatments to stop problems before they start.
Services Provided by General Dentist
Oral Exams & Cleanings
We begin every visit with a thorough examination of the teeth, gums, and jaw to identify any underlying concerns and to monitor any changes since your last checkup. We will then complete a professional cleaning to remove plaque buildup from the tooth's surface and along the gum line to prevent decay and the spread of infection.
We may recommend fluoride therapy for children whose adult teeth are developing or for adults experiencing frequent sensitivity. We apply a special gel to the teeth during treatment, allowing them to absorb into the enamel. This mineral helps to strengthen the enamel, making it more resistant to the damaging effects of acid.
Oral Cancer Screening
Oral cancer screenings are an essential service provided by general dentists. This allows a dentist to detect signs of oral cancer in their patients before they become more advanced and harder to treat. When diagnosed early, there is a much higher chance for recovery and successful treatment.
The Benefits of General Dentistry
Regular check-ups are typically part of general dentistry treatment plans. These appointments allow the dentist or hygienist to assess the health of your teeth and gums, address issues before they become more complicated and expensive to treat and help prevent future problems through patient education. For example, if you visit your dentist regularly, they will educate you on proper at-home oral care techniques, including brushing correctly, flossing, and changing your toothbrush and toothpaste when appropriate. In addition, general dentists provide restorative treatments to address common oral health issues like tooth decay and infected gums. If you have broken, chipped, missing, or stained teeth, a general dentist can repair them using fillings, dental crowns, bridges, dental implants, or other procedures to return your smile to a beautiful, healthy state.
Routine cleanings and exams also play an essential role in maintaining your oral health and preventing serious health problems like heart disease and diabetes down the road. People who practice good oral hygiene have a lower risk of oral disease, tooth loss, and chronic bad breath than those who do not. Additionally, people with gum disease are at a higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease. By visiting your dentist twice per year for a routine cleaning and exam, you can maintain your teeth and prevent these health issues from occurring.
For more information about general dentistry or to schedule your next appointment, visit Precision Cosmetic Family Dentistry at 1111 S Dixie Fwy, New Smyrna Beach 32168, or call (386) 424-1631.