A general dentist is just like a general practitioner except one deals with teeth and the other deals with the general health of your overall body. When a general practitioner finds something wrong that his/her practice doesn’t handle, they will refer you to a specialist (cardiologist, neurologist, etc.), and the same with a general dentist. If your problem is beyond the scope of their expertise, they will refer you to a specialist (endodontist, periodontist, etc.). So, what is that scope of that expertise we mentioned and what exactly is general dentistry?
Did you know that the American Dental Association recommends having your teeth cleaned once every six months? Even if you brush and floss regularly you need to have a professional cleaning. Doing so can help you avoid the onset of tooth decay and gum disease.
Did you know that over ten million people suffer from a serious jaw joint issue called TMJ disorder? Also known as TMD, this disorder can lead to difficulty fully opening and closing your mouth. Fortunately, there is treatment available to ease discomfort and help address your TMD-related symptoms.
Did you know that children require the same level of dental care as adults? Like you, they need to see the dentist once every six months for checkups and cleanings. In addition, they may also benefit from preventive measures to help avoid the onset of tooth decay. With the right steps your children can enjoy a lifetime of healthy smiles.