General dentists provide preventative care services that can keep your smile looking and feeling great year after year. At Holcroft Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, during your checkup, our general dentist will thoroughly examine your mouth and check for any issues you may have, such as missing or broken teeth or a misaligned bite. Our dentist will also check for any symptoms of oral cancer.
Regular cleanings will help to eliminate plaque buildup on your teeth, which can cause decay over time and lead to more serious issues like gum disease. Our general dentist will also teach you about good oral hygiene habits such as brushing twice daily, flossing once daily, eating a balanced diet, and visiting the dentist twice yearly for regular cleanings and examinations. These visits help catch problems early on when they are much easier to treat.
Common General Dentistry Procedures
Routine cleanings and checkups are an important part of general dentistry, and most patients schedule these visits twice a year. Regular checkups and cleanings are usually quick and painless. The teeth are cleaned with special tools and pastes that remove plaque buildup from above and below the gum line and gently polished to remove stains from the tooth surfaces.
Sometimes patients will whiten their teeth during these visits as well. However, if you have any cavities or gum disease, it’s usually best to hold off on whitening until these issues have been resolved.
General dentistry also includes standard procedures like crowns, bridges, or root canal therapy. A root canal is required when the nerve of a tooth becomes infected due to deep decay. During this procedure, the dentist removes the tooth's pulp and cleans out the infection in the roots before placing a dental crown on the tooth to protect it and restore its function.
Depending on your specific needs, our dentist may recommend additional treatments during your checkup to keep your smile healthy and prevent future problems.
The Advantages of General Dentistry
Detecting and preventing oral health concerns before they develop and turn into actual issues. For example, your dentist might notice that you grind your teeth at night or have pockets in your gums that could warrant gum disease treatment.
Reduce your risk of tooth decay and cavities. You can significantly reduce your risk of developing cavities by brushing and flossing daily and seeing our dentist every six months.
Get treatment for common dental issues like cavities, gum disease, and mouth sores, which are painful and can make talking and eating difficult. Our general dentist can provide these treatments and more to ensure you have a healthy smile.
Schedule regular visits with our general dentist for professional teeth cleaning and checkups to keep your oral health on track. For the best dental care tailored to your requirements, visit Holcroft Cosmetic & Family Dentistry at 5155 Corporate Way Suite A, Jupiter, FL 33458, or call (561) 622-5600.