General Dentistry Dentists / Centers
“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” may sound cliché-- until you wake up at 2:00 AM with a piercing toothache. General dentists are important because they provide everyday, ongoing dental care like cleaning, filling cavities, root canals, treating gum disease and most basic dental services. They also provide services like dental sealants to protect your child's teeth from cavities. The majority of dentists are trained for general dentistry. It is the most common, and sometimes the most neglected service available.
The best time to find a general dentist is before the toothache strikes. Having regular checkups (every six months is recommended for adults as well as children) keeps you mindful of your dental health, and also gives you the opportunity to establish an ongoing relationship with a dentist who knows your history. Ongoing checkups will help you identify a cavity before it turns into a toothache (and a possible root canal), will ensure healthy gums, reduce plaque build up and give you a brighter smile.
If you have children, regular dental checkups are imperative. But adults are no exception. Everyone in the family needs to brush and floss regularly, and have regular dental checkups and cleanings. When kids see their parents receiving regular checkups, they will be less prone to dental phobia. Remember-- monkey see, monkey do! Most dentists recommend children start receiving regular checkups at the age of three. Because general dentists are so diverse in their training, they can take care of the majority of dental needs for everyone in your household.
But how do you find a reputable general dentistry practitioner? The phone book only gives you numbers, not recommendations, and plowing through all the available dentists can be time consuming. Call Teeth Now to find qualified general dentists in your area. Our staff is available to help you find a general dentistry practitioner that fits your needs.