General & Family Dentistry
What is general & family dentistry?
General and family dentistry focuses on preventative care of your teeth. General and family dentists treat people of all ages including children, adolescents and adults. A general and family dentist performs professional teeth cleanings to help get rid of plaque buildup that cannot be removed with daily brushing and flossing. This type of dentistry focuses on examining the condition of your teeth and gums, preventing infection and bone loss as well as detecting early signs of oral cancer and gum disease. The goal of a general or family dentist is to ensure you have a healthy and strong natural smile.
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What services can a family dentist provide?
Family dentists are able to thoroughly clean your teeth during a regular dental exam as well as providing all of the following additional services:
- Teeth cleanings
- Oral hygiene
- Tooth fillings
- Dental sealants
- Pediatric dentistry
- Sedation dentistry
- Repairs of chipped or cracked teeth
- Preventative dentistry
- Emergency dentistry
When should I visit a family dentist?
Visiting a general dentist is an important part of your regular oral and dental health. A family dentist can help you prevent a wide range of oral health issues, including:
- Gum disease
- Oral cancer
- Tooth decay/cavities
- Cardiovascular issues like heart disease and stroke
Visiting a general dentist also helps keep you educated about certain oral health conditions so you can know the signs and treat issues early.
How often should I see a dentist?
Most dentists recommend that patients come in every six months to ensure that your mouth, gums, and teeth are healthy and remain healthy over the course of your life. Speak with our in-house dental experts at Concerned Dental to learn more about general dentistry and how often you should be visiting one of our New York dental offices.