General dentistry encompasses all essential dental treatments to ensure a healthy smile. These treatments are usually performed during your regular checkup visits, although you may need additional therapies between checkups if you have a more severe problem.
During your routine appointment at Fort Union Family Dental, we will perform a complete oral exam that includes checking your teeth and gums for damage and any signs of oral cancer or gum disease. We will also take digital X-rays to see what is happening beneath your teeth'ssurface.
Wewill also clean your teeth to remove any plaque buildup and then floss to remove any lingering food particles between your teeth. Lastly, we will provide professional teeth cleaning to remove tartar buildup on your teeth. Our hygienist will also discuss properly caring for your smile at home between appointments.
What Does a General Dentist Do?
General dentistry is a comprehensive branch of dental care essential to maintain good oral health, reducing cavities and gum disease, and preventing many oral issues from developing or worsening. Many general dentists perform preventative procedures like cleanings, restorations, and fluoride treatments, as well as diagnose and treat various problems, including tooth infections, tooth decay, enamel damage, and more.
If a patient has an underlying health issue that could be causing their symptoms, our general dentist may refer them to a specialist for further evaluation. Patients may also visit a general dentist for cosmetic services like teeth whitening to make their teeth look whiter and brighter. Our general dentist’s ultimate goal is to help patients maintain strong, healthy teeth for life through routine preventive care and education.
The Advantages of Visiting Our General Dentist
Our general dentist can address many oral health issues, including tooth decay and gum disease. If a general dentist discovers an issuethat they can’t adequately address or is out of their scope of practice, they can refer you to a specialist. This will make your visit to the dentist more efficient and comfortable for you.
Visiting a dentist regularly can help you avoid serious health issues such as poor sleep, heart disease, and diabetes. Regular examinations and cleanings can also help make your natural teeth last longer. To learn more, schedule a consultation with our dentists by calling our office today!
Our general dentist can also teach you how to properly brush and floss your teeth.These at-home tips, coupled with professional dental care will help keep your teeth healthy for years.
Visit Fort Union Family Dental located at 8915 S 700 E Ste 103, Sandy, Utah 84070, or call (801) 562-2147 to make an appointment with our general dentist to keep your teeth and gums healthy!