If you’ve ever had a primary physician, then you’re familiar with the concept of general and family dentistry. A general and family dentist addresses most of your family’s dental needs. They focus on prevention and maintenance.
You should see your general and family dentist at least twice a year for regular cleanings and screenings. We welcome patients of all ages.
It’s important you have your teeth professionally cleaned biannually. Teeth cleanings help prevent gum disease and may allow us to notice issues, like cavities and receding gums early. Early detection is crucial for maintaining a healthy smile,
Oral Cancer Screenings
Oral cancer can be as dangerous as any other form of cancer. Oral cancer screenings should be performed at least once a year or biannually, usually during your regular teeth cleaning. Early detection could save your life.
Fluoride is a treatment used to add minerals to your enamel. The loss of minerals, or demineralization, can lead to tooth decay (cavity). Fluoride helps prevent cavities by increasing the tooth’s resistance to acid from plaque and sugary foods.
Fluoride is found naturally in many foods or water. If you are suffering from fluoride deficiency, we can provide you with a fluoride treatment. Fluoride treatments can be done in-office by applying the fluoride directly onto your teeth.
Gum Disease Treatment
If we detect gum disease, it’s important we begin treatment right away. There are several treatments available. The most common a deep cleaning, or Scaling and Root Planing, treatment. This treatment removes plaque and tartar from around and below your gumline. It also cleans the root of your tooth and smooths out any rough patches where bacteria may hide.
Don’t Miss an Important Appointment!
We know the importance of regular cleanings and maintenance. Dr. Potts and Dr. Schamel are ready to be your primary dental physicians. Parkway Dental is available for appointments. Call today!