Your dental health is important, and our patients’ safety is our top priority. We want to assure you of the measures we take to maintain a clean and safe environment so you can continue to receive needed dental care without fear or concern. We are monitoring the COVID-19 situation and all CDC guidelines very closely.
Why is Visiting a Dentist Important?
Regular dental check ups with a dentist general practice and good oral hygiene can help keep your smile healthy and bright for a long time. If you visit a general dentist every six months, it allows him or her to catch problems early before they become painful and expensive to treat. Our dental professionals would be delighted to see you keep your natural teeth for as long as possible rather than need extensive treatment in the future. We’d love to see you and help address your dental issues or support you as you continue with your regular cleaning and appointments.
What is a General Dentist?
General dentists are primary dental health providers for the whole family. All practicing general dentists complete dental school and then take an exhaustive exam to get their license. They offer a wide range of preventative services, such as routine exams and restorative services to treat problems if they arise. General dentists will refer patients to other dental professionals, such as an oral surgeon, if the situation requires more specialized treatment. If you’re looking for a general dentist near me, please call our office to schedule an appointment.
General Dentistry Services
Dentists practicing general family dentistry offer a wide array of general dentistry services, including:
Tooth Repair & Replacement
Our general dentist can repair chipped, broken and decayed teeth or replace a missing tooth to make your smile healthy and whole once again.
A crown is a permanent, natural-looking cap which entirely covers a tooth to restore its shape, appearance and function.
Translucent porcelain crowns are ideal for replacing a missing front tooth since they are the most life-like crowns available.
Dental bonding is an economical, long-lasting cosmetic solution for chipped, cracked, or stained teeth.
Dental bridges span the gap left by a missing tooth by containing an artificial tooth held by two crowns which go over the teeth adjoining the gap.
Dental fillings fill a cavity left by decay in order to restore a tooth’s shape and function.
These are tooth-colored fillings suitable for small-to-medium sized cavities for anyone who values aesthetics or who has a metal allergy.
Porcelain fillings are one of our general dentistry services we offer to patients who place a high value on aesthetics.
Laser dentistry offers a comfortable alternative to a drill for some procedures at our general dental office.
Nitrous oxide is a safe, odorless gas used in general family dentistry to make anxious patients calm and comfortable.
Sealants help protect children’s molars from cavities by making the chewing surface smooth and easy to keep clean with regular brushing.
How Often Do I Need a Dental Exam?
If you have good dental health, you should see your dentist every six months for a routine exam. Depending on your unique situation, your dentist may want to see you more often.
How Much is a Visit to a General Dental Office?
Your cost to see a dentist general practice depends on what work you need done and whether you have dental insurance. The cost of not seeing a dentist for an exam every six months is high; preventative will save you money in the end. If you’re looking for a general dentist near me, please call our office to make an appointment and get an estimate of our fee.
How Does a Teeth Cleaning Work?
Dental cleanings remove plaque and tartar you cannot get with a toothbrush no matter how diligent you are with your oral hygiene. Teeth cleaning is an important preventative measure which helps you avoid cavities and gingivitis. You should schedule a professional cleaning with our dental hygienist every six months. Most of our patients schedule a teeth cleaning immediately before their routine exam with our general dentist. Expect your cleaning to take about an hour.
How Long Are Dental Appointments?
If you’re coming in for a routine exam, expect your appointment to last about an hour. If you’re coming in because you have a toothache or you’re having other work done, your appointment will last longer. Call us to schedule an appointment and we can give you an estimate of how long it will take. We don’t want you to feel rushed to get back to work or school.
How Do I Prepare for a Dental Visit?
Please arrive on time with a list of your current medications and your dental insurance details. If you’re anxious, please let us know. We can put you at ease and offer nitrous oxide if you need a filling or other more invasive work. We want your visit to be a pleasant experience.
Please call us for an appointment with our general dentist in Holyoke if you need an exam or you have an oral health issue, such as a toothache. We welcome new patients.