Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you. A healthy smile boosts confidence, while problems with teeth cause most people to feel insecure when they talk to others in person. If you want to get those pearly whites or keep the ones you have, the only way to do so is to have good dental habits. Brushing and flossing at home helps, but regular dental checkups are also essential.
Visits to your general dentist are a regular part of wellness care. Dr. Lam and the team at Lam & Welkie Dental provide cleanings and exams to prevent problems and catch any minor issues before they become big ones.
General dentists, sometimes called “family dentists,” are able to manage and treat dental health in children through adults. With preventative and restorative dental services, as well as regular maintenance, your general dentist makes sure you have a healthy smile from the inside out.
General dentistry services include a long list of procedures and treatments. All of these are intended to boost your dental health or keep it in tip-top shape if it’s there already. Some of the most common services include:
As you begin or continue your dental healthcare journey, it’s common to expect to have checkups and cleanings every six months. These routine procedures clear out any tartar and plaque buildup and get rid of unhealthy bacteria. They also give the dentist a chance to watch for signs of impending problems and take care of them early.
Some people will need to see the dentist more often, depending on things like age or dental conditions.