General dentistry encompasses the surgical and nonsurgical procedures involved with the evaluation, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disorders, diseases and conditions of the teeth and mouth. General dentistry is the practice of everyday care, especially preventative care, to keep your smile healthy and attractive.
The most common procedures performed by a general dentist include regular oral examinations and the treatment and surgery of tooth decay. Treatments may include the placement of any of the following in order to repair and maintain a patient’s natural teeth.
- Porcelain Fillings
- Dental Crowns
- Tooth removal
- Dental Bridges
- Dental Bonding
The repair and restoration of teeth is one portion of dental treatment. Preventative dentistry is the practice of performing regular oral examinations and teaching the patient good dental hygiene and preventative oral care. Through patient education, the general dentist is able to teach patients how to care for their own teeth properly in order to reduce the dental issues and need for treatments in the future. The most important and most common practices in preventative dentistry include the following patient actions:
- Regular brushing (at least twice each day)
- Regular tooth flossing
- Daily fluoride treatments (usually contained in toothpaste)
To learn more about general dentistry and how to properly care for your teeth, please contact Aesthetic Dentistry of Bernardsville, New Jersey today.