What Is the Purpose of General Dentistry?
General dentistry focuses on preventing, diagnosing, and treating oral health problems. A general dentist completes two to three years of specialized training after dental school, learning how to treat a wide variety of dental issues.
What Does General Dentistry Involve?
General dentistry involves a wide range of services. Any treatment or procedure that improves your oral health can be considered general dentistry. At our dental office, we also offer customized treatment plans that fit the lifestyles of our patients to address their risk for cavities by utilizing the latest diagnostics and anti-cavity products.
What Are the Advantages of General Dentistry?
There are many benefits to visiting a general dentist regularly.
Here are some of the advantages of visiting a general dentist on a regular basis:
- Thorough exams: Exams allow the dentist to check for early signs of oral health problems so that you can receive treatment early. Early intervention makes more treatment options possible, including less invasive procedures.
- Monitoring: The dentist will monitor the health of the gums and teeth. This is important since infections in the mouth can lead to more serious health problems.
- Education: The dentist helps you learn about your oral health so you can understand how to brush and floss properly. You’ll also learn about the importance of good nutrition and how it benefits your oral health.
How Frequently Should I See a General Dentist?
The American Dental Association recommends visiting a dentist every six months for a checkup and professional cleaning.
At Wade K. Marler, D.D.S, we offer the best dental care possible to each of our patients in a positive and relaxing environment. If you're ready to experience the best dental care, please contact us at (253) 852-0480 or visit us at 17203 SE 270th Pl, Covington, WA 98042.