Healthy strong teeth are important and a dentist you feel relaxed with. Smile Care dental clinic offers even the most nervous of patients with professional care for cosmetic dentistry treaments too, such as; braces, veneers, dental crowns, teeth whitening and more.
General dentistry is uniquely oriented toward the prevention of disease. It is estimated that 65 percent of all dental procedures are either diagnostic or preventive. By placing a strong emphasis on oral health and hygiene, general dentists help people avoid the progression of oral diseases. If left untreated, these result in pain, lost time at work or school plus a hefty cost to the economy.
General dentists are the main providers of dental care to people of all ages. At a routine visit to your family dentist, you will have a thorough examination of your mouth (including teeth, gums, and other structures), a professional cleaning, and a discussion about your dental health. If your exam reveals the presence of tooth decay, you will also have a follow up appointment for a dental filling, in the affected tooth. These procedures, while common, are not the only services your general dentist provides.
Maintain good oral health by stopping disease before it takes hold in your mouth. Regular exams (including diagnostic images such as x-rays) and professional teeth cleanings are a cornerstone of prevention. Your dentist may give you detailed instructions to improve your at-home oral hygiene and may also recommend preventive treatments. Such as sealants, if you lead an active lifestyle, you can be fitted with a custom-made mouthguard at your dentist’s office.
When a problem is found, your dentist will ensure you get timely and appropriate treatment. Probably the most common dental restoration involves removing tooth decay and placing a filling, in the affected tooth. But that is not the only restorative procedure general dentists provide. They offer you a place to go when you need prompt treatment for dental trauma—for example, a broken, loosened or knocked-out tooth. General dentists can diagnose and treat the causes of tooth pain or periodontal (gum) disease. They may also offer treatments for missing teeth, place crowns or bridgework, and help you get fitted with dentures. Some provide more advanced treatments, such as root canal therapy, orthodontics, and dental implants, as well.
Overall Health Concerns
In many respects, your oral health can be seen as a mirror of your general health. Some dental problems may reflect issues in other parts of your body, and vice versa. For example, untreated oral infections can lead to poorer control of diabetes, an increased incidence of cardiovascular disease, and complications during pregnancy. General dentists are trained to identify these and other issues, and offer appropriate treatment or referral when needed. One special concern is Obstructive Sleep Apnea, a potentially deadly condition that can sometimes be treated with an oral appliance. General dentists can also offer nutritional counselling, advice on tobacco cessation and general health and wellness information.