The Point of General Dentistry

You may realize that brushing and flossing your teeth are necessary for keeping your smile healthy. However, your smile needs more than a daily scrubbing to stay clean, healthy, and shining brightly. General dentistry is about more than treating dental issues that result from poor dental hygiene. It is also about preventing those issues through careful maintenance and early, decisive action when dental disease presents itself. Today, we explain the point of general dentistry, and how it is vital to maintaining a lifetime of healthy smiles. 

The Power of Preventive Care

Controlling dental plaque is the main focus of daily brushing and flossing. The sticky substance is comprised almost entirely of oral bacteria, many of which are responsible for the development of dental issues like tooth decay and gum disease. If even a small spot of plaque is sly enough to avoid your toothbrush and floss for at least 48 hours, it will harden into tartar and no longer be removable with your conventional hygiene tools. With professional dental tools, however, our talented hygienists can carefully clear away plaque and tartar from your teeth and gums during your routine dental checkup and cleaning. Together, daily hygiene and professional care can help improve your chances of avoiding harmful dental issues.

Restoring Your Smile’s Health

Although not everyone adheres to a proper schedule of checkups and cleanings, people more willingly visit their dentist when their teeth or gums show signs of trouble, such as an aching and/or damaged tooth. Unlike other tissues in your body, your teeth do not heal themselves when afflicted by disease or structural damage. To correct the problem and prevent further complications, your general dentist also offers a wide variety of restorative dental procedures designed to bring your smile back to its former glory. If your teeth are stained, chipped, fractured, broken, or missing, consult with your general dentist to determine the best treatment for your specific case.

Schedule Your Next General Dental Appointment

To learn more, or to schedule a free general dentistry consultation, call Stubbs Family Dentistry in West Allis, WI, today at 414-541-8250. We also proudly serve patients living in West Allis, Brookfield, Wauwatosa, and all Western Milwaukee communities.