Understanding General Dentistry in Houston
Just like the rest of your body needs a physical once a year to check for any problems, your teeth and mouth need routine care to ensure they stay in top shape. Parker Nickolas Read Dental offers several types of general dental care that will help you maintain a healthy mouth and attractive smile.Image Title: youtube thumbnail - bNaSa1jCC6w Get back on track Read Transcript
So a really important thing for patients is that routine recare. That is something where preventive dentistry is one of the most impactful things that we can do for a patient. Our goal is really to get someone in a stage where they don't need any work done, and we can just keep preventing anything else from going on. And the most important ways to do that are with routine cleanings and with routine exams.
That way we can find something on the early end, before it turns into something that requires more work. If you haven't been to the dentist a while, give us a call. We'd love to get you back on track.
General dentistry in Houston will allow you to:
- Smile with confidence in all your social encounters
- Enjoy peace of mind about your oral health
- Avoid the need for more extensive dental care down the road
- Reduce your risk of experiencing a dental emergency
- Look more attractive and successful
What Is General Dentistry?
General dentistry is a branch that focuses on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of common dental conditions, such as gum disease, tooth decay, or a tooth abscess.}
Dentists who practice general dentistry are known as general or family dentists. They provide a wide range of services to patients of all ages, aiming to maintain optimal oral health and prevent more severe dental problems down the line.
Keep Your Smile Bright with Our General Dentistry Services
Everyone wants a healthy, radiant smile. Surveys show that 45% of people believe a smile is a person’s most attractive feature, no matter their age. That’s one of the reasons our dentists and staff emphasize general dental care so much. If you get routine treatments and check-ups, you will enjoy a beautiful, bacteria-free smile and have more confidence. During your routine dental cleanings and exams, we will look for signs of the following conditions:
- Gum disease
- Bone loss
- Oral cancer
- Enlarged glands in the neck
As part of our thorough examination, we’ll most likely take digital X-rays for a detailed look at your teeth, roots, nerves, and bones. If we find any problems, we’ll recommend treatment to help you avoid severe oral issues. The earlier cavities, gum disease, and oral cancer are detected, the greater the chances of successful treatment.
Your oral health is our priority, and we are here to support you every step of the way.
Protect Your Smile with Custom Mouthguards
Did you know athletes who don’t use mouth protection are 60 times more likely to suffer dental damage than athletes? This information comes straight from the American Dental Association, so we take it seriously.
We’ve treated many sports-related injuries over the years. As part of our general dentistry services, we offer custom-fit mouthguards to patients who participate in sports or are otherwise active.
You’re better off investing a little time and money in a mouthguard rather than risking your smile to a painful and sidelining injury. If you or your child participates in sports, come in to get fitted for a professional mouthguard. Our appliances will fit better, last longer, and provide more protection than boil-and-bite mouthguards you buy off the shelf.