STARTING OFF WITH GOOD DENTAL CARE
General & Family Dentistry
On average, the single most visited healthcare provider that you see more than any other is your dentist. General Dentistry is centered around the prevention of disease. Did you know that over 60% of dental visits and procedures are for preventative or diagnostic purposes? The prevention of oral diseases and the promotion of great dental hygiene is a major part of general dentistry. If oral diseases are left untreated then this will eventually lead to pain, the possible time taken from school or work and more dental work to fix the situation.
A general dentist provides the dental care for people of all ages. From young children to the elderly, general dental care is key to great oral hygiene. During your routine visit, you will likely get a full examination which includes gums, teeth, and other oral structures. You will also receive a cleaning and your general dentist will go over your examination with you. If you have cavities then they will be filled and if there are other oral issues then those too will be covered and a plan made to correct the problem.
Out of all of the dentists in the United States, around 80% of them offer general family dentistry. Don't let the term "general" mislead you, however. Most dentists in dental clinics go above and beyond in a variety of specialized training so that they are able to treat most, if not all, of your dental needs.
What Can General Dentistry Do For You?
The preventative services of general dentistry are about maintaining great oral health. This means stopping an oral disease before it can gain a firm hold in your mouth. A regular exam and cleaning are key to prevention. Your dentist will give you personalized instructions for your continued care of your mouth for your at-home care. This can even include things such as custom made mouth guards if you are active in sports and scaling and root planing. You can also receive such things as fluoride varnish, sealants, occlusal guards (night guards for tooth and jaw protection), and oral cancer screenings.
If the dentist finds a problem, they will ensure that you receive appropriate and timely treatment. The most common restoration the general dentists perform is that of fillings and the removal of tooth decay. General dentistry and your dental clinic can offer you far more than just fillings on short notice. They can also provide you with the fast and efficient treatment of dental traumas such as loosened, broken, or knocked out teeth. Crowns, bridges, and treatments for missing teeth are also on the list of general dentistry practice. Many general dentists can provide you with even more advanced treatments.
Your general dentist can also provide you with cosmetic procedures. If you're looking for veneers, a whiter smile, and cosmetic bonding; most dentists of general practice can provide you with these services as well. So, if you're looking for a total smile makeover then look no further than Seneca Dental of Seattle.
Did You Know?
Did you know that in addition to their normal schooling and training, general dentists usually take their educations even further by receiving specialized training in other areas of dental work as well? This can and usually does include extensive cosmetic procedures, implant placements, and many other therapy treatments.
When Should You Visit The Dentist?
You should, at the very least, see your dentist every 6 months to maintain your preventative services. If you believe that there is any problem at all then you should always make an appointment and have it checked out. Anything from a toothache to bleeding gums is reason enough to come and visit our dental clinic. If there is a cosmetic procedure that you believe that you could benefit from then contact our office in the Seattle area and come in for a consultation. Whatever your dental need, don't hesitate to contact our office.
When it comes to our patients, there's no single schedule that will fit everyone. Each individual may have a different schedule when it comes to their oral health care. You may end up seeing the dentist once every six months, three months, or at whatever interval best fits your dental needs. We want to see you with a happy and healthy smile. Seneca Dental is proud to be serving the Seattle area and our staff wants nothing more than to aid you in both preventative care and great home oral hygiene. Disease prevention is our number one priority for you and your family.