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General dentistry includes a variety of services which are designed to prevent, diagnose or treat dental conditions. Dentist and hygienists can provide basic care including routine dental exams, professional cleaning or other complex dental procedures.
The primary purpose of routine dentistry is to prevent gum disease, tooth decay and other adverse conditions of the teeth, mouth and gums. If these conditions do occur, early diagnosis and treatment interventions are imperative.
Dental professionals help educate patients in proper care and preventive measures. With regular exams, oral health maintenance and good oral hygiene habits many serious dental problems are often prevented.
Cosmetic dentistry focuses on improving a person’s appearance. Cosmetic dentists perform dental procedures and treatments designed to give patients the smile they always wanted. Porcelain veneers, dental crowns, teeth whitening, bonding, bridges, dental implants, contouring or braces can do more than enhance a smile.
Cosmetic procedures can restore a person’s confidence and boost their self-image by the aesthetic improvements made in their appearance. Teeth may also be repaired if they have become chipped or broken so that the natural smile is restored.
Talk to your dentist about your choice of dental products. It is likely they will offer some suggestions when it comes to basic products such as toothpaste, dental floss and mouthwash. They may also have recommendations on the type of tooth brush that will be best for your teeth. Talk to your dental professional before purchasing over the counter teeth whitening products too.
Special treatments provided by dental professionals include teeth whitening, fluoride treatments, smile enhancements, implants, veneers, and onlays. In most cases, special treatments are more aesthetic in nature and not considered a standard part of normal oral care. Special treatments may also include the use of modern techniques such as invisible braces.