The Importance of General Dentistry

The Importance of General Dentistry

Posted by Steven H. Brenman on Aug 4 2023, 07:37 AM

General dentistry is important because it prevents serious dental issues from developing. By visiting the dentist at Steven H. Brenman DMD, twice a year, you can reduce your risk of cavities, gum disease, and tooth loss. Regular dental care can also help you maintain a bright, beautiful smile. General dentistry includes all essential dental services that keep your teeth healthy and strong. This includes regular cleanings, exams, X-rays, fillings, crowns, and more. These treatments prevent tooth decay, gum disease, and other common dental problems. They also help to keep your teeth and gums looking their best.

What Services Are Included in General Dentistry?

Dental Exams & Cleanings

During your dental exam and cleaning appointment, we will thoroughly examine your teeth, gums, and other oral tissues to check for any developing issues. We will also clean your teeth to remove any plaque or tartar buildup from the surfaces of your teeth. These appointments are necessary because they allow us to monitor your oral health and help you prevent problems from developing in the future. Professional cleanings every six months to help keep your smile healthy and bright.

Fluoride Treatments

Fluoride is a mineral that strengthens tooth enamel and reduces your risk of tooth decay. We offer fluoride treatments at our practice to help you protect your teeth against cavities and decay. We may also recommend a fluoride treatment for children whose teeth are still growing and developing.

Tooth Extractions

If you have a severely damaged or infected tooth that cannot be saved with a filling or other restorative treatment, we may recommend having it extracted. A tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth from the socket in the bone. We will numb the area before removing the tooth to ensure you feel no pain during the procedure. After the tooth is removed, we can discuss replacement options with you.

The Benefits of General Dentistry

Preventive Care

Preventive care is at the heart of general dentistry. Regular dental check-ups and cleanings are essential for preventing dental problems such as cavities, gum disease, and tooth decay. During these visits, the dentist will thoroughly examine potential issues early on and recommend appropriate preventive measures to maintain optimal oral health.

Early Detection of Dental Problems

General dentistry emphasizes the early detection of dental problems. Through regular check-ups and X-rays, dentists can identify issues like cavities, tooth decay, gum disease, and oral infections at their initial stages. Early detection allows for timely intervention and less invasive treatments, potentially saving the patient from more extensive and costly procedures.

General dentistry is the foundation of good oral health and is crucial in maintaining healthy smiles for a lifetime. For the best dental care tailored to your unique needs, visit Steven H. Brenman DMD at 1311 Bay St, Staten Island, NY 10305, or call 718 6502199 to book an appointment.

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