General dentistry – the term sounds pretty vague right? What exactly does it mean when you say you are going to see your general dentist? There are several different types of dentistry, ranging from overarching to specific, and general dentistry is the term used to indicate a dentist who provides basic oral health care screenings and checkups. When you go to an office of general dentistry, you can expect these three services:
- Checkups – A dental checkup is – well – exactly that. This is a general assessment of your teeth and gums to determine if there are any underlying issues that you may not have been aware of. This often begins with your dental hygienist and your dentist asking questions about your oral and overall health.
- Dental Cleanings – A dental cleaning ensures your teeth are properly cleaned and all buildup and plaque are removed. This helps to promote healthy gums and remove potentially harmful tartar that may eventually lead to cavities and other oral health issues.
- Oral Health Assessments – The way you care for your body is reflected in your mouth. If you are a smoker, heavy soda drinker, or even if you have genetic dental issues, an oral health assessment is designed to check for oral cancer and other oral health concerns.
General dentistry is often the first step to a healthier, happier mouth. If you need more specific care, your general dentist will be the first to tell you what steps to take next. At Amberwood Dental Centre, we are your top choice for dental dentistry and provide a number of other services to meet your needs. Contact us today to learn more about the benefits of general dentistry. We look forward to talking with you