General dentistry is the area of dentistry that focuses on the basic maintenance of dental health and the treatment of common oral and dental problems, and professional cleanings and exams are the foundation of general dentistry. At Thakkar Dental, we assess your dental health and recommend improvement and maintenance when you visit for a routine checkup. We also clean your teeth to remove any plaque or tartar buildup that contributes to tooth decay and gum disease. We will let you know if we see any signs of these conditions so that you can receive the care you need as soon as possible.
Once we’ve addressed any current issues, we can begin preventative dental care that will keep your smile healthy all year. We recommend that you visit us once every six months for a cleaning and exam so that we can catch problems before they grow more serious.
What Does a General Dentist Do?
A general dentist performs all the basic dental procedures, such as cleanings and fillings, but can also provide more advanced treatments like root canals, tooth extractions, and oral cancer screenings. Our dentist is your partner in oral health who can help keep your smile healthy and strong for a lifetime! If it’s been a while since you’ve seen a dentist, now is the time to schedule an appointment. We provide comprehensive dental care to people of all ages.
If you care for your teeth properly at home and come in for your routine checkups and cleanings at our office, you’re already taking the most critical steps toward a lifetime of healthy smiles. However, sometimes it is necessary to perform dental treatments beyond what a dental hygienist can do. That’s where our doctors of dentistry come in.
The Benefits of General Dentistry
The benefits of regularly visiting a general dentist include maintaining good oral health, addressing early signs of gum disease and tooth decay, and preventing more costly and painful dental procedures. A general dentist will provide routine cleanings, examinations, and preventative procedures like fluoride treatments and sealants.
A professional cleaning from a dentist or dental hygienist is the only way to remove plaque buildup from the surface of your teeth and prevent cavities. Regular preventive visits will help detect early signs of periodontal disease before it becomes severe enough for you to lose teeth. While brushing and flossing daily is essential, professional cleanings can help prevent gingivitis and periodontitis. Sealants are another beneficial procedure that is applied during a routine visit. Dental sealants are applied to the surface of the molars to protect molars from decay. Ask our dentist about the best at-home oral hygiene regimen to keep your oral health in check between visits.
By practicing proper oral hygiene at home and visiting the dentist every six months for a cleaning and exam, you can keep your smile bright and healthy well into the future. For the best dental care tailored to your unique needs, visit Thakkar Dental at 1595 McDaniel Drive, Rts 3 and 352, West Chester, PA 19380, or call (610) 436-4512.
1595 McDaniel Drive, Rts 3 and 352, West Chester, PA 19380