Whereas cosmetic dentistry focuses on aesthetic appearance and procedures involved with improving the overall appearance of your smile, general dentistry is involved with the practice of good oral hygiene and the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of oral disease. These diseases and disorders may affect your gums, teeth, jaw and face.
How often should you see a dentist?
Dentistry is intended to be a preventive practice. The American Dental Association recommends that patients should see their dentist for regular checkups no less than every six months from the time they are six months old. This ensures that proper oral hygiene practices are learned early, and allows dentists to recognize and treat potential problems early. Studies have shown that good dental health can help improve your health overall. Your teeth provide important clues to other issues that may be affecting your health.
What happens during a normal general dentistry checkup?
During a normal general dentistry checkup visit, your dentist will perform a thorough examination to check the condition of your teeth and ensure that there is no decay or other problems occurring. Then, your dentist will give your teeth a thorough cleaning to remove the buildup of plaque and tartar that ordinary brushing and flossing can’t take care of. This process is painless, and can be done very quickly. The professionals at Manhattan Beach Dental Center are gentle enough that even patients with sensitive teeth and gums can have their teeth cleaned comfortably.
What if I require more extensive dental work?
If it’s been awhile since your last checkup, you may require a more thorough deep cleaning or other procedures. Rest assured that our professional and caring staff will do everything they can to ensure your optimum comfort during each procedure. It’s our goal to ensure that you have a bright, healthy smile with as little effort as possible, and we always want to make sure you are safe and comfortable.
If you’re interested in improving the overall look of your smile, our office also offers a number of cosmetic dentistry procedures. Our dentists are professionals with years of experience in the field, and we can help design a custom treatment plan that will take your smile exactly where you want it be. It’s our job to help you achieve your healthiest, brightest, and most confident smile.
If you’re looking for a dental professional that is kind and caring with an office that has a comfortable atmosphere, look no further. Call Manhattan Beach Dental Center today at 310-376-0482 to schedule an appointment. Even if it’s been a while since your last general dentistry checkup, our friendly and helpful staff can get you in and out quickly with a healthy, bright smile.