It is too bad that the word “general” sounds so, well…general. It makes whatever is being described seem less serious or significant, and yet there is nothing insignificant about general dentistry. In fact, Jack Fong, DDS in Amarillo, TX encourages patients to call it preventative dentistry, and think of it as their first line of defense against major oral health issues like gum disease, tooth decay, tooth loss and even oral cancer.
What Is General Dentistry?
As your trusted dentist in Amarillo, Dr. Fong provides all of the key areas of general dentistry. These include:
- Oral exams
- Dental cleanings
- Dental x-rays
- Oral cancer screenings
That list shows that a general dentist is going to be the person who can spare you a lot of pain, expense and time. After all, by offering you a comprehensive exam, your general dentist can catch decay before you even feel the first pang of a toothache. This leads to that filling that stops the decay and spares the tooth any further damage. The cost for this treatment is substantially less than a larger filling, root canal and crown, and takes a lot less time, too.
Of course, general dentistry is only of benefit if you commit to a regular plan for obtaining it, and it is why we strongly urge patients to book twice yearly cleanings, exams and screenings. This is the best way to keep your oral health at peak levels, and you can even enjoy a cosmetic treatment like a whitening at one or more of your visits.
Remember too that oral hygiene is also discussed and addressed with general dentistry visits, and this can help you to improve your brushing and flossing. We might also recommend the use of specific tools or compounds that will support good oral health.
Contact Our General Dentist in Amarillo for Your Next Dental Exam
Are you ready for a general dentistry visit? If so, feel free to 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.