General dentistry visits focus on the health of your teeth and maintenance of keeping your teeth healthy. General dentistry encompasses fillings, crowns, dental cleanings and more. It is recommended that you see your dentist for a cleaning at least every 6 months. Regular cleanings can detect issues such as cavities or gum disease, and keep your teeth healthy!
Cosmetic dentistry focuses on improving the appearance of your teeth. The most popular form of cosmetic dentistry is teeth whitening, but cosmetic dentistry includes everything from orthodontics to veneers.
It is important to practice good dental hygiene in order to prevent cavities and other more serious dental issues. This includes regularly brushing your teeth, flossing and using mouth wash. Your dentist can help you as well; one example of preventive dentistry is sealants.
Restorative dentistry focuses on bringing the health and esthetics of the mouth and teeth to a normal state, while preserving the natural teeth whenever possible.
A root canal is a dental procedure to replace infected pulp in the root of the tooth; this procedure is needed when the nerve of the tooth becomes infected. This is a common procedure and should not cause pain.
Partial or complete dentures are needed when teeth are missing from the mouth. Talk with your dentist to see what type of dentures are right for you.
Dental implants can be used when teeth are missing from the mouth. Implants are placed in the mouth by a periodontic dentist. Ask your dentist if implants are right for you.