General Dentistry

General dentistry deals with the well-being of the entire mouth
and allows our friendly dentists to outline an overall picture of your dental health.

General Dentist Shepparton

General dentistry services that maintain your natural smile

The services included in general dentistry are prevention, diagnosis, and therapy of diseases affecting your teeth, gums, jaw, tissues, and the membranes of your mouth. As an adult, you may have an overwhelming fear of the dentist because people often associate dentists with pain. The fact is, there is enough modern technology to confidently say that general dentistry work does not hurt.

Taking care of your teeth is an important aspect of enjoying a good quality of life. You may not realise it, but that extra effort you put into keeping your mouth clean helps keep bacteria at bay. Excessive bacteria in your mouth can lead to gum disease and tooth decay. A well-tended mouth will allow you to smile freely around others and enjoy your life to the fullest.

The importance of proper oral hygiene has been known ever since the dawn of time and the role of the general dentist has become indispensable. Our general dentists diagnose, treat, and prevent diseases of the teeth and provide you with valuable guidance about various dental health-related topics.

Beautiful teeth convey health, vitality, and self-confidence because they make a friendly face even more attractive and give a positive aura. Our general dentistry services guarantee the best results for beautiful and healthy teeth – for a lifetime!

What does general dentistry include?

To maintain proper oral health, keeping the teeth very clean is essential. Food particles often get stuck between the teeth and act as a breeding place for bacteria. Bacterial infections can cause dental cavities, bad breath, and inflammation of the gums. To prevent these conditions and maintain proper health, it is essential to consult or see the dentist at least once every six months.

Part of general dentistry is performing fillings to treat dental cavities. Cavities are formed as a result of bacterial action on the teeth. Bacteria secrete various corrosive acids to the teeth, leading to the formation of caries. Fillings are usually made from porcelain or metals such as gold or amalgam.

Teeth whitening is a cosmetic procedure. Our teeth can become discoloured for many reasons. For example, consuming tea or coffee can regularly stain our teeth. Smoking is another reason for teeth discoloration. Dentists use bleaching agents such as hydrogen peroxide to restore the appearance of natural teeth. Teeth whitening has to be performed every once because teeth can become discoloured again after some time.

Most of us will think of scheduling an appointment with the dentist only when we have an acute toothache. After all, why go to a dentist if you do not have a problem right? Wrong! The truth is a toothache is a sign that tooth decay has already progressed to a more advanced stage. Regular dental check-ups allow your dentist to spot potential problems and take corrective action before the problem becomes more severe and requires more extensive treatment. During a routine dental check-up, our dentist will also screen for oral cancer, which could save your life. When detected in the early stages, oral cancer can be managed successfully.

During a routine check-up, your dentist will first check with you about any concerns about your teeth and ask you about your general health and any medications you may be on. Then a thorough oral examination will be carried out where your dentist will check for early signs of tooth decay and gum disease and any signs of oral cancer. The dentist will also check your teeth for any signs of cracks or erosion and examine your existing fillings, bridges, or crowns to ensure they are intact with no signs of cracks or decay. X-rays may be taken if necessary to check for any tooth decay in areas that cannot be visually examined or any suspicion that you may have some problems with the roots of any teeth.

The recommended schedule for regular dental check-ups is twice a year. However, certain medications, genetics, or some other factors may make you more predisposed to developing tooth cavities and other oral problems. In that case, it is a better idea to schedule an appointment with your dentist more often. It is best to speak to your dentist about what schedule would work best for you.

We would be happy to welcome you every six months for a check-up. This detailed examination focuses on caries diagnostics and early detection of periodontitis. If there are indications of these diseases during the visual examination, digital, low-radiation x-rays may be taken for further clarification. We also get an overview of your jaw joints and look at the entire mucous membrane of the oral cavity as part of cancer screening.

Our little patients are particularly important to us. A child-friendly and sensitive treatment plays an important role in general dentistry.

We introduce your children to dental care and dental treatment in a playful way, get them used to the dental environment and create an atmosphere free of fear and stress. With individual, regular prevention, proper nutrition, and dental care right from the start, teeth can be kept healthy for life.

If you are interested in general dentistry or family dentistry services, contact our clinic for additional information. Our professional dental team is available to answer any questions you may have. 

Our experienced dental team offers a wide range of general dentistry services to keep the entire family excellent oral health.

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