Your dental health is important, and our patients’ safety is our top priority. We want to assure you of the measures we take to maintain a clean and safe environment so you can continue to receive needed dental care without fear or concern. We are monitoring the COVID-19 situation and all CDC guidelines very closely.
Visit our family dental practice regularly to keep your teeth and gums in great shape. Our general dentists are available to help you maintain a perfect smile.
What Is a Dentist?
A dentist is your partner in maintaining a strong, healthy smile. Along with providing guidelines for patients to care for their teeth at home, a dentist diagnoses problems of the teeth, gums and other tissues of the mouth.
What Does a General Dentist Do?
A general dentist focuses on the patient’s comprehensive oral health. They provide services for keeping your teeth and gums healthy and functional. Rather than specializing in one narrow area of dental care, general dentistry services include everything from cleanings to teeth whitening to extractions. The list below covers some of the general dentistry services that we provide.
Dental Exams & Teeth Cleanings
Our dentists perform thorough dental exams to check for any indications of tooth decay, gum disease, oral cancer, bone loss, or teeth grinding. They also provide teeth cleanings to remove any plaque and tartar that has built up on your teeth and gums over time. READ MORE
Fillings and Sealants
Our general dentists can repair teeth with minor decay or damage with a tooth-colored filling. Sealants are an effective way to protect your teeth from cavities. They are thin, plastic coatings applied on the chewing surfaces of your molars to guard them plaque and damaging acids. READ MORE
Dental Crowns & Bridges
These options are used to restore damaged or lost teeth. Crowns are ideal for repairing existing teeth and bridges are best to fill in gaps left by teeth that have been lost or extracted. READ MORE
Complete & Partial Dentures
You no longer have to live with the loss of teeth. Dentures can restore both your smile and confidence. Complete dentures are used to replace all of the teeth in your mouth, while partial dentures replace just one or a few missing teeth. We can also repair dentures that have been dropped, damaged, or suffered normal wear-and-tear. READ MORE
Mouth Guards – Sports
Sports are meant to be fun activities, but they can also be dangerous if they lead to dental damage from a direct hit to the face. Protect yourself from tooth loss and jaw injuries while playing sports by wearing a sports mouth guard.
If you wake up in the morning with a sore jaw, headache, or loose tooth, you may be grinding your teeth or clenching your jaw while you sleep. We can help protect you from these problems by creating a night guard for you.
Sedation Dentistry: IV, Oral Sedation and Nitrous Oxide
If you get nervous about seeing a dentist, we can help you relax through a variety of types of dental sedation. We offer nitrous oxide (laughing gas), oral sedatives (prescription pill), and even IV sedation to ensure your safety and comfort during your procedure. READ MORE
How Many Times Per Year Should You Visit a Dentist?
The general guideline most people should follow is to visit a general dentist twice each year. If you are high risk for oral health problems, such as if you’re a smoker, you may need to visit the dentist more often to ensure optimal dental and oral health.
How Much Is a Dentist Visit?
Are you wondering, “How much does it cost to see a general dentist near me?” The best way to find out is to call our office at (856) 324-3361 to discuss your concerns. Then, we can let me know what your visit will cost. The price can vary depending on what treatments, procedures or exams you need.
How to Make a Dentist Appointment
Setting up a dental appointment is easy. Simply give us a call at (856) 324-3361, and we’ll make an appointment for you at our general dental office. We’ll set up a time that works best for you and your schedule. Try to be on time for your appointment so you can take your time filling out any needed paperwork.
How Long Is a Dentist Appointment?
How long your dentist general practice appointment will take depends on what you’re having done and can range from a half an hour for a quick checkup to several hours for a more extensive procedure. If you have concerns about how much time your appointment may take, please let us know.
Why Is Oral Health Important?
Good dental and oral health are essential to your overall health. If you can’t chew your food properly, you may avoid nutritious foods, like crunchy fruit and vegetables. Untreated tooth decay can lead to serious infections that travel into the body. Additionally, general family dentistry checkups look for signs of serious conditions, like oral cancer, and can catch them in the early stages.
How to Know When You Have a Cavity
All too often, there are no signs that you have a cavity until it’s gotten so bad that it’s gone through the outer layer of the tooth and into the sensitive inner layers, causing a painful toothache. Routine visits to a general dentist will help detect cavities when they’re still relatively painless and easy to fill. Please call us today at (856) 324-3361 to schedule an appointment, and stay on track for maintaining an attractive, healthy and functional smile.