Taking care of your mouth is important. Regular brushing and flossing are essential for maintaining a healthy smile and preventing serious complications like cavities, gum disease, and more. The American Dental Association recommends brushing twice daily and flossing once daily at home. While these habits are important, there is more to maintaining a healthy mouth than brushing and flossing. Sussex Dental is here to help with general dentistry.
What is General Dentistry?General dentistry, unlike dental specialties, provides a wide array of services essential for your oral health. As general dentists, we are the main providers of dental care for patients of all ages. We attend four years of dental school, during which we receive extensive education and significant training before taking a rigorous exam to become a licensed practitioner. We are trained to provide care for a wide variety of different concerns.
What Does a General Dentist Do?As general dentists, we can perform a wide variety of different services to meet your oral health care needs. These services include:
When Should I Visit the Dentist?Regular dental visits are imperative for preventing serious oral health conditions from developing. The American Dental Association, or ADA, recommends that you have your teeth professionally cleaned and examined every six months for preventative maintenance.
While these visits are important, they are not the only time you should visit the dentist. You should also make an appointment any time you are experiencing symptoms of, or suspect, an oral health issue. The sooner you get attention for your concerns, the earlier we can catch a variety of oral health concerns. Moreover, diagnosing issues early allows us to provide you with less invasive treatments.
Depending upon your specific needs, and what treatments you need, we may recommend visits other than your routine 6-month cleanings and exams. We will help to determine an appointment schedule that will help you to maintain optimal oral health.
If you have any questions about general dentistry and the services that we provide, or if you are ready to schedule an appointment, give Sussex Dental a call today at (262) 246-6806.