What You Need to Know About General Dentistry

General dentists are the most common dental care providers. By definition, they diagnose, treat, and manage overall oral healthcare needs including cleanings and exams, gum care, root canals, fillings, crowns, veneers, bridges, and preventative education.

The majority of dental school graduates start practicing in a general dentistry immediately following graduation, while some continue specialized education in a certain field.

What Do General Dentists Do?

General dentists perform routine services that focus on preventative maintenance. These services help prevent decay or disease of the teeth, mouth, gums and tongue. Examples include cleanings and routine exams.

If preventative measures aren’t enough, general dentists will also incorporate restorative dental care. Restorative services repair damage caused by tooth decay, trauma, or disease in the mouth area. Examples include crowns and root canals.

General Dentistry Services

Instead of specializing in one area, many general dentists are trained on all dental procedures such as:

  • Cosmetic procedures
  • Crowns and bridges
  • Dental implants
  • Dentures
  • Gum disease treatment
  • Home care instruction
  • Mouth guards
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Oral surgery
  • Root canal therapy
  • Teeth cleanings

Regular checkups to the general dentist will help your child maintain good dental health and prevent serious problems from happening.

Find a General Dentist for Your Kids

Kool Smiles is your neighborhood kid-friendly general dentistry. All of our dentists have years of experience working with children, and we make our offices as fun and welcoming as possible.

Our waiting areas are colorful, bright places where your child is allowed to play. We even work with your child to teach them proper oral hygiene which could save you money down the road.

Kool Smiles is one of the top children’s dentist in the country because we put our patients and families first. Find a Kool Smiles location near you or call us today for more information.

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Sources:

WebMD: http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/guide/oral-health-care-providers

Know Your Teeth: http://www.knowyourteeth.com/infobites/abc/article/?abc=w&iid=779&aid=10871