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General Dentistry: What to Expect from a General Dentist

Posted by Dr. Mark Mann

Dec 3, 2014 2:00:00 PM

general dentistry-17030898_sKeeping your Smile Healthy with General Dentistry

Are you relocating? Do you want to change your dentist and find one who can take care of your dental needs? Well, you need a dentist who practices general dentistry? Such a dentist will be able to take care of all the oral health care needs that you and your family members have, making him your family dentist. The American Dental Association recommends you go for a dental checkup every six months. This will ensure optimal oral health and also work to prevent serious dental problems that can be cost prohibitive.

So, you are perfectly right in searching for a general dentist. With the right dentist, you will enjoy outstanding dental health and always be a proud owner of a dazzling and winning smile. Remember, your smile is an asset and visiting a dentist regularly will help you maintain that asset all your life.

Treatments General Dentists Can Offer

The field of general dentistry is extremely vast and a general dentist can cater to your primary dental care needs. The dentist you choose will have the responsibility of diagnosing, treating and meeting all your oral health needs, regardless of your age. In case you need specialized dental treatment, your general dentist will be more than willing to work with a specialist to ensure you get that treatment.

General dentists offer a wide array of dental treatments. Some of the treatments you can enjoy include:

  • Crowns and bridges
  • Dental implants
  • Cosmetic dental procedures
  • Treatment for gum disease
  • Dentures
  • Partial dentures
  • Fillings
  • Mouth guards
  • Smile makeover
  • Teeth restoration
  • Professional teeth cleaning
  • Sealants
  • Root canal therapy
  • Sedation dentistry
  • Therapy for TMJ
  • Orthodontics
  • Nutrition counseling for optimal dental and oral health
  • Instructions on how to maintain proper oral health

As you can see, once you find a good general dentist, you may not need to look for another dentist, as you will be able to get all the dental treatments and procedures you want under one roof.

Finding the Right General Dentist

If you want to have good oral health, you need the right dentist. Hence, you should be choosing your dentist with care. It is important to remember all dentists practice general dentistry after completing dental school. Some go in for specialization and but that is a different aspect of dentistry altogether.

There are many different ways to find the right dentist for your dental health needs. Some of them are as follows:

  • Recommendation: Speak to friends, family, neighbors and coworkers to get a dentist recommended.
  • Online: Search online for a dentist and read reviews on review sites to find out what others are saying about the dentist.
  • Referral: If you are relocating, ask your current dentist to refer a general dentist in your new place of residence.
  • Professional Bodies: Check with the ADA and other professional state dental associations to look for dentists in your town or city.

Remember, it is important you are comfortable with the dentist. You will need to partner him to develop a tailor-made dental hygiene plan that suits your dental and oral health needs. The key is taking preventive measures, so that problems are uncovered early and you can get the required treatment quickly.

The Fundamental Factor

General dentistry is the crux of dentistry. General dentists make sure you have a beautiful set of pearly whites that are strong and healthy. For some reason, you develop oral or dental problems, your dentist will be there to provide the right treatment to restore your smile and self-confidence. So, choose your general dentist wisely.

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