STARTING OFF WITH GOOD DENTAL CARE
General & Family Dentistry
General Dentistry focuses on maintaining your oral health to ensure a lasting smile. If you want to preserve good oral health, there are several aspects that need to be addressed, and it all starts with a detailed examination. The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends that you see your dentist every six months for a dental examination. When you come see us at Sand Springs Family Dentistry, Dr. Whitney will look at each tooth in your mouth to assess your oral health and address areas of concern, such as tooth decay and cracks.
by Dr. Jacob Whitney
The Differences Between Preventative and Restorative Dentistry
General dentistry is primarily centered on preserving your oral health. Typically, general dentistry is divided into two categories: preventive dentistry and restorative dentistry. Routine checkups fall under preventive dentistry. Preventive dentistry also includes your at-home hygiene. In fact, dental hygiene is the most important part of preventive dentistry.
Restorative dentistry takes over when preventive dentistry is not enough. Needing restorative dentistry doesn’t always mean you’re not doing a good job with oral hygiene. Some people are just more susceptible to tooth decay, gum disease, and other oral health problems. We at Sand Springs Family Dentistry will help you understand your personal risks so you can respond to them.
Schedule Your Dentistry Appointment with Sand Springs Family Dentistry Today
By visiting Sand Springs Family Dentistry every six months, you reduce your potential for larger dental problems. For example, if you leave a cavity untreated, it can grow to destroy an entire tooth and spread to surrounding teeth.
To avoid problems like this, Dr. Whitney will work with you to develop a customized dental hygiene plan that incorporates dental examinations, tooth cleaning, X-rays and other diagnostic tests to prevent, uncover or treat problems as early as possible.
By scheduling regular dental checkups with our office and removing the plaque that brushing alone cannot reach, you can also reduce your chances of needing restorative dentistry down the road.
To learn more about our dentistry practices, or to schedule your first appointment today, contact Dr. Jacob Whitney at (918) 245-5979.