Benefits of General Dentistry

March 1, 2017 - 3 minutes read

It is difficult to view anything described as “general” as having a tremendous importance of value, and this is unfortunate because the benefits of general dentistry are so substantial. Jack Fong, DDS in Amarillo, TX encourages all our patients to take a few moments to read a bit more about his services as their general dentist and discover how important preventative dentistry treatments are to optimal oral health.

As your chosen dentist in Amarillo, we often tell patients to look at general dentistry through that lens of prevention. After all, it is the treatments that make up the field of general dentistry that ensure any issues do not worsen. In fact, one of the best benefits of general dentistry is that it can even prevent the worst problems from developing at all.

Consider general dentistry treatments include cleanings, in-depth oral exams, oral cancer screenings, oral hygiene and fillings for any tooth decay. In this way, general dentistry stops issues from occurring and nips things in the bud if they did get started. Of course, all of that is only true if you visit for regular preventative dentistry treatments. Twice annual cleanings and exams are ideal for this and are sure to keep things well under control.

Are there further benefits of general dentistry? Absolutely. Regular general dentistry visits will be able to prevent any spread of gum disease thanks to the in-depth cleanings as part of your treatment. The hygienist is also going to review any flaws they discover in your flossing or brushing methods, helping you to learn even more effective ways for providing yourself with daily care. We might also recommend specific products to support improved or enhanced oral care, including water picks, special pastes or rinses, or even oral guards if you are showing signs of clenching your teeth or if you are at risk for injury during activities like sports.

Remember too that some of the best benefits of general dentistry include the fact that you can bring the entire family. Introducing the youngest members of the family to optimal oral healthcare is an invaluable lesson that leads to a greater quality of life, lower dental care costs, and lower risk for dental anxiety.

Schedule Your Next Dental Exam Today

Are you ready to book your next general dentistry visit? If so, give us a call at our Amarillo, TX office at 806-353-8184. You can also use our online contact form and one of our staff will get back to you promptly.