Benefits of General Dentistry

benefits of general dentistry

When you hear the term general dentistry, you might think in the broad and common terms that a word like general inspires. Yet, at Redford Dental Care in Carmichael, NY we always encourage our patients of all ages to think of the benefits of general dentistry and view it as a much more important form of treatment.

As your preferred dentist in Carmichael, we want you to think of a visit to our general dentist as the ultimate form of preventative dentistry. This is because a single visit to your Carmichael general dentist is going to include:

  • Comprehensive oral exams that include an oral cancer check, gum disease check and even x-rays or other diagnostics
  • Treatment for any issues discovered, including fillings or more advanced diagnostics
  • A review of oral hygiene that can include a discussion about toothbrushes, pastes and rinses and other more advanced gear such as water picks

While that doesn’t seem to provide an in-depth explanation of the benefits of general dentistry, just consider what such basic preventative care offers. For instance, the oral exams nip tooth decay and gum disease in the bud. This prevents them from spreading and worsening. This means that such issues will never reach a stage where you feel pain or should pay for costly and in-depth remedies to more advanced issues.

Treating issues during your initial visit saves you time and money because you will not have to return for care later, and that review of oral hygiene also ensures you get the most out of your everyday brushing, flossing and rinsing.

The benefits of general dentistry are also important to those who have restorations or other kinds of restorative dentistry. For example, if you are someone with a full set of dentures, you might not think that there are any benefits of general dentistry for you, and yet that is an error. All our dentures patients should come in twice a year to have remaining teeth cleaned and examined, to have the condition of the gums checked and to ensure the dentures fit comfortably and well.

Contact Our Restorative Dentist Today to Renew Your Smile

Restorations such as crowns, dental implants, and bridges all benefit from general exams, as do cosmetic treatments like veneers, bonding and more. If you haven’t had a general visit in a while, give us a call at our Carmichael, CA office at 916-972-8851. You can also use our online contact form and one of our staff will get back to you promptly.

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