General Dentistry FAQs

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General Dentistry FAQs

general dentistry FAQsWould it be easy for you to explain the key differences between general and preventative dentistry? Probably not, and what you might quite surprising is that they are really just one and the same! The team at Corbet Locke, DDS in Waco, TX places a lot of emphasis on patient education, and because we feel it is so important for patients to understand this simple fact (that general and preventative dentistry are the same), we offer these general dentistry FAQs.

Just what is general dentistry?

In truth, there is nothing all that “general” about it. Instead, it is a good idea to think of it as the treatments that identify issues and address them right away. The goal is to keep your teeth and gums in such good shape that issues are entirely prevented, however, stopping things as early as possible is also a goal of treatment.

What does it involve specifically?

This is one of the top general dentistry FAQs, and it is important because it demonstrates how the care meets its goals. For example, our treatments include:

  • Dental exams and cleanings
  • Oral cancer screenings
  • Fillings, root canals and other remedies
  • Therapy for TMJ
  • Periodontics (gum disease treatment)
  • Mouth guards for those with bruxism

Clearly, as your chosen dentist in Waco, we aim to provide all the solutions you need for optimal health.

How often is a general dentist visit needed?

Here too we have another of the key general dentistry FAQs. Though you might hear that once each year is adequate, the truth is that you should visit us every six months for an exam, cleaning and any essential treatment.

What about my oral hygiene? Can you discuss it with me during a general visit?

Yes, that is one of the goals. We can tell you if your brushing and flossing are doing the job or if you are missing areas as you clean. We can help you choose the right brush and floss, or even suggest specific toothpastes, rinses and other gear – like a water pick.

Schedule Your Next Dental Exam

Did these general dentistry FAQs help you see how important it is? If so, give us a call at our Waco, TX office at 254-776-4888. You can also use our online contact form and one of our staff will get back to you promptly.


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