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Do you value your healthy teeth? If so, be sure to take good care of them. Good oral hygiene at home is an important step, but you can’t reach your goal without a little professional help. Your general or family dentist is a critical player in keeping your smile permanently healthy.
Why Your General Dentist Is Important
Your general dentist focuses on your lifelong dental health rather than dental specialties. He or she diagnoses, treats and prevents dental disease for patients of all ages. In many cases, a family dentist manages dental care for multiple generations.
What Does My General Dentist Do to Maintain My Dental Health?
General family dentistry involves providing both curative and preventative treatment. Here are a few ways that your dentist keeps your dental health at its best.
- Routine dental exams
- Guidance for at-home hygiene
- Treatment for cavities, gum inflammation, dental infections and other problems
- Repair of broken or injured teeth
- Professional cleaning
- Treatments to protect or strengthen teeth
- Management of dental emergencies
Fundamental General Dentistry Services
Our skilled providers offer a range of essential general dentistry services to keep your teeth looking and feeling healthy. The following list outlines our available services.
How Often Should You Make a Dental Appointment?
For a patient with good dental health, twice-yearly visits to a general dental office should be sufficient. Patients who need immediate care or those with underlying dental conditions may need to see their dentists more frequently. If you’re not sure how often you should see your dentist, ask on of our skilled dentists today.
How Much Does It Cost to Visit the Dentist?
The final cost of your dental visit will depend on what type of tests and treatments are provided and how much of the total is covered by your dental insurance plan. You can contact our office for more specific information about procedure costs and payment options.
How Do I Obtain Care From a General Dentist Near Me?
We’ll be glad to help you set up a consultation with a great dentist in your area. Just give us a call, and we’ll connect you with the perfect provider to meet your needs.
What Is the Length of a Typical Dentist Appointment?
A dentist general practice appointment may last as little as 30 minutes or as long as several hours. The length of time required depends on what types of tests and procedures are required to keep your teeth healthy. Most simple follow-up visits and checkups last less than an hour.
How to Prepare for Your Upcoming Dentist Appointment
The following tips can make your next appointment easy and stress-free.
- Arrive on time for your appointment.
- Bring along a medical history and list of current medications and supplements.
- Have your insurance information ready.
- Let us know if you feel frightened or nervous before your appointment. Dental anxiety is common. We’ll do everything we can to make the process less stressful.
What Happens When You Don’t See Your Dentist for Checkups?
If you don’t let your dentist monitor your dental health, you won’t know when tooth decay or gum disease starts to progress to a more serious stage that may require intensive and costly treatment and could even lead to tooth loss. Save money, avoid painful symptoms and keep your healthy smile for life by scheduling your next checkup today.