Family and General Dentistry
As your general dentist, Dr. Smith is your primary care doctor for your teeth. Dr. Smith can treat your dental needs as well as the oral care needs of your entire family, no matter their ages. Having a general dentist is extremely important for maintaining healthy teeth and spotting dental problems. These issues can start long before you realize they exist and could develop into bigger issues if left untreated.
Professional cleanings and comprehensive oral care
Dr. Smith recommends professionally cleaning your teeth every six months. This removes hardened food debris, called tartar, which can cause serious issues such as gum disease. Dr. Smith provides a wide array of oral care services for you and your family, including:
- Restorative care, including fillings
- Crowns and bridges
- Root canal therapy
- Full and partial dentures
- Laser Dentistry
- Gum disease treatment
- Dental implants
- Cosmetic procedures
- Oral surgery
- Periodontal Surgery
- Therapy for TMD/TMJ
A general dentist is required to complete four years of undergraduate school followed by four years of dental school. A dentist also must successfully complete a licensure exam. Dr. Smith is qualified to effectively diagnose and treat a wide range of dental health issues. He will maximize the health of your teeth and help your entire family develop good oral care habits.
The connection between oral health and general health
Your dental health is connected to the health of the rest of your body. Studies show a link between gum disease and heart disease, diabetes and even pregnancy problems. It is important that Dr. Smith develop a customized dental health care plan that takes into consideration your entire health history and your unique oral care needs.