What is general dentistry?
General dentistry is preventative in nature. Oral hygiene is important and should be a part of your daily routine, but a biannual visit to Aesthetic Dental Studio to correct any problems is also important. General dentistry is a broad term for the general cleanings performed by an experienced dentist and hygienist you should have every year.
What procedures are covered by general dentistry?
In addition to cleaning your teeth, general dentistry procedures include:
- Filling cavities
- Treating chipped or broken teeth with porcelain veneers, dental crowns or teeth bonding
- Treating tooth and gum infections
- Replace missing teeth
- Extracting teeth
What does fluoride do?
Most kinds of toothpaste contain fluoride, and fluoride is also found in drinking water in most places. Fluoride removes acids from the teeth and then remineralizes them. This reduces the early stages of decay and reduces the chance for cavities. The remineralization also strengthens your teeth against future decay. Fluoride keeps bacteria from metabolizing sugar, which keeps the enamel on the teeth from deteriorating.
How can tooth decay and gum disease be prevented?
The best thing you can do to keep tooth decay and gum disease from ruining your teeth and gums is by practicing good oral hygiene at home. Brush at least twice a day or after meals using a soft bristle toothbrush and then floss. This will greatly reduce the buildup of plaque which leads to decay, gingivitis and periodontal disease. You should visit Aesthetic Dental Studio every six months and get X-rays to pinpoint problems below the surface of the gums.
Explore how general dentistry can benefit the health and beauty of your smile. Please call 403-543-4600 or contact Aesthetic Dental Studio online to arrange a free consultation with Dr. Chee in Calgary, Alberta, today.