General Dentistry is a branch of dentistry that focuses on the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of oral health issues.
It covers a wide range of dental procedures and services, including regular check-ups, cleanings, fillings, and extractions.
In our office, we provide dental care that is gentle and comfortable for our patients.
A comprehensive dental exam is a thorough assessment of your oral health.
It typically involves a detailed examination of your teeth, gums, and mouth by a dentist or dental hygienist.
During the exam, the dentist or hygienist will check for any signs of tooth decay, gum disease, oral cancer, or other dental issues.
They may also take dental X-rays, perform a professional teeth cleaning, and provide recommendations for maintaining good oral hygiene.
A comprehensive dental exam is important for detecting and preventing oral health problems and maintaining a healthy smile.
Teeth cleaning, also known as dental prophylaxis, is a vital part of maintaining good oral hygiene.
It involves the removal of plaque, tartar, and stains from the teeth, which can help prevent tooth decay, gum disease, and bad breath.
During a teeth cleaning procedure, a dental professional uses specialized tools to carefully scrape away plaque and tartar buildup from the tooth surfaces and along the gumline.
The teeth are then polished to remove surface stains and create a smooth surface that is less susceptible to plaque buildup.
Regular teeth cleaning appointments are recommended every six months to keep your smile healthy and bright.
Dental sealants are a preventive dental treatment that helps protect the teeth from cavities and decay.
They are thin, plastic coatings that are applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth, where decay often begins.
The sealants act as a barrier, preventing food particles and bacteria from getting trapped in the deep grooves and pits of the teeth.
By sealing these vulnerable areas, dental sealants provide an extra layer of protection, reducing the risk of cavities.
They are safe, painless, and highly effective in preventing tooth decay, especially in children and teenagers.
Dental sealants are a valuable tool in maintaining optimal oral health and preserving the natural teeth for a lifetime.
Periodontal therapy, also known as gum therapy, is a specialized dental treatment aimed at preventing and treating gum disease.
It focuses on preserving the health of the gums and supporting structures that surround the teeth.
Periodontal therapy involves a combination of professional deep cleaning, known as scaling and root planing, along with other treatments to remove plaque, tartar, and bacteria from below the gumline.
This helps to control infection, reduce inflammation, and promote the healing of gum tissues.
Periodontal therapy plays a crucial role in maintaining oral health and preventing tooth loss caused by advanced gum disease.