Our general dentist provides regular dental care for patients of all ages. This specialty includes everything from restorative procedures such as fillings and crowns to cosmetic treatments like teeth whitening and veneers.
At Shore Drive Dental, our general dentist also works closely with patients to ensure they understand how to properly care for their teeth and gums at home. At-home care is critical to maintaining good oral health throughout one’s lifetime.
Today’s advanced dental technology makes general dentistry more effective and comfortable than ever. From digital X-rays with significantly lower radiation exposure to soft tissue lasers that allow for precise dentistry, general dentists are better equipped to provide comprehensive care.
What Services Does a General Dentist Provide?
General dentists provide a host of preventative, restorative, and cosmetic dental services. From fluoride treatments to filling cavities and restoring damaged teeth with bonding, veneers, or crowns, general dentistry encompasses many treatments and procedures. It also includes routine care like teeth cleanings and checkups.
Patients who visit a general dentist for these services will receive regular screenings to help them detect problems early and prevent minor issues from becoming major ones.
In addition to checking for signs of decay, gum disease, and other common oral health concerns, our dentist will also screen you for other health concerns, such as oral cancer. These screenings are essential but only some dental offices provide them. When you choose us as your general dentist, you’ll always have all the resources you need under one roof.
The Benefits of General Dentistry
- Prevention of Dental Issues
Many patients see our general dentist for preventive care, including regular cleanings and exams. These routine visits allow our dentist to prevent common dental problems caused by plaque buildup, such as tooth decay and gum disease, and to detect and treat existing problems through appropriate treatments.
Our team also offers professional teeth whitening treatments and educates patients on proper at-home care. This helps prevent future issues and allows patients to keep their smiles bright and healthy!
- Early Detection of Oral Cancer
Our dentist is trained to recognize early signs of oral cancer and will perform a thorough screening for patients of all ages. Oral cancer has a very high treatment and recovery success rate when discovered in its early stages.
- Oral Health for Overall Health
Poor oral health has been linked to severe health problems like heart disease and diabetes. Regular dental visits can help detect and even prevent these problems before they occur on top of helping patients maintain healthy teeth and gums.
Patients can expect gentle treatment from a caring team when they visit our general dentist for routine checkups and cleanings. For the best dental care tailored to your specific needs, visit Shore Drive Dental at 4417A Shore Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23455, or call (757) 460-1939.