General Dentistry & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Bethesda, MD & Germantown, MD
For all of your general dentistry needs, consider the expert team at Supertooth™ located in Bethesda, Gaithersburg & Germantown, Maryland. The practice boasts cutting edge technology and the team offers a variety of procedures to improve your oral health and enhance your smile. From routine checkups to procedures that help enhance the appearance of your smile, the team has you covered. To learn more about general dentistry at Supertooth™, call the office or book an appointment online today.
General Dentist Q & A
What is general dentistry?
General dentistry focuses on preventive care and the overall maintenance of good oral health. The experienced general dentists at Supertooth™ excel at helping you prevent the risk of serious oral health problems and diagnose and treat conditions affecting your teeth and gums.
What do general dentists do?
General dentists perform a variety of procedures, including:
- Professional cleanings
- Dental exams
Also, general dentists commonly provide comprehensive preventive education to patients. You can benefit tremendously from oral hygiene and nutrition counseling from your general dentist at Supertooth™. During your routine checkups, they evaluate you and help pinpoint areas of improvement. These regular visits are a crucial part of your preventive care.
Why are regular general dentistry visits important?
No matter how well you brush and floss at home, there are spots you miss. Without professional cleanings, plaque can accumulate in problem areas and eventually harden and turn into tartar. Over time, this neglect can lead to severe gum disease, tooth decay, or even tooth loss.
Periodontal disease is closely linked to certain health conditions such as heart disease and stroke. Since cleanings do such an effective job of preventing periodontal disease, they can also seriously impact your overall health.
General dentistry visits include dental exams that help detect problems early on when they’re easiest to treat. Intensive dental cleanings also keep your teeth and gums healthy. It’s important that you come in for dental exams and cleanings at Supertooth at least twice a year.
What happens during a dental exam and cleaning?
During a dental exam, the team at Supertooth™ uses tiny mirrors to look around inside your mouth for any problem areas. They inspect your teeth and mouth carefully, checking for decay, cavities, sores, oral cancer signs, and more. This part of each checkup is an important part of your preventive care.
Cleanings involve the use of special dental instruments to target hard-to-reach areas and remove plaque from in and around your teeth.
To learn more about general dentistry or to schedule your next cleaning and exam at Supertooth™, call the office or book an appointment online today.