Oral health is widely considered important for overall health. A mix of dentists, dental assistants and dental hygienists are often required to achieve optimum oral health. General Dentistry is the foundation of good oral health and covers the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of any diseases and disorders detected.
In most cases, where good oral hygiene is practiced at home, bi-annual checkups with a hygienist and dentist are recommended. However, the frequency of visits depends on the status of oral health, which will be discussed during your visit. Visits to the General Dentist, often include digital x-rays to enable the dentist to better understand overall oral health, including those unseen areas below the teeth within the gums.
Remember “Prevention is better than the cure”… and often less painful and more cost effective!
*Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.