The practice of dentistry encompasses an amazing array of services and procedures, all with a common goal: to help you to preserve your natural teeth as long as possible, ensure your oral health, and keep you looking and feeling great throughout life.

There’s so much that can be done these days to improve the appearance of a person’s smile — at any age. From powerful, professional whitening treatments to amazingly realistic porcelain veneers to state-of-the-art dental implants, there’s a wide range of exciting possibilities.

The first step in any smile makeover is a thorough dental examination to make sure that your cosmetic problems really are just that, and not a sign of underlying dental disease. Once your health has been established, your smile can be cosmetically enhanced in a variety of ways.

General & Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures

Modern dentistry offers a wide range of services to make sure your teeth stay healthy, function well and look great. These procedures include:

to keep your teeth and gums healthy, and catch early signs of dental disease.

to repair small chips or cracks.

to replace large amounts of lost tooth structure and/or missing teeth.

for the longest-lasting tooth replacement available today.

to remove unhealthy teeth that cannot be saved.

to restore decayed teeth.

to fill teeth with larger cavities.

for highly discreet orthodontic treatment.

to detect a dangerous disease that can be cured if caught early.

to move teeth into the right position.

for repairing larger chips and cracks, and reshaping teeth.

to help you smile again.

to rescue diseased teeth.

to help prevent cavities.

to brighten a faded or discolored smile.

for pain in the jaw area that can interfere with biting and chewing.

for a completely natural, healthy look.

so you keep your natural teeth as long as possible.

When Should You Visit the Dentist?

Many people only go to the dentist when something is wrong. That is truly a shame, because they are missing out on so many preventive services that can save discomfort — and expense — down the road. Regular dental visits are essential to make sure oral health problems — from tooth decay to oral cancer — are detected and treated in a timely manner. Some individuals may need to see the dentist more often than others to stay on top of problems like plaque buildup and gum disease, but everyone should go at least once per year.

DOC’S TIPS: Stay Healthy with Regular Checkups

Your regular dental visits will include a thorough oral exam to check the health of your teeth and gums; and oral cancer screening to spot any suspicious signs early; and a professional cleaning to remove stubborn deposits and make your teeth look and feel great. So don’t miss out on the many benefits dentistry offers you and your family!