The American Dental Association recommends that you visit the dentist at least once every six months to maintain your oral health. At St John Smiles, our dentists offer the best in preventative and restorative care to ensure you have a healthy, beautiful smile.
Why General Dentistry?
Visiting your dentist every six months not only enables you to detect and treat oral health conditions, but it can also prevent a host of health issues that impact your overall wellbeing. For example, gum disease is a common, progressive oral health condition that affects 75% of Americans over 35, often without exhibiting obvious symptoms. When detected in its earliest stages—usually during your routine check-up—this condition is easily treatable. However, if left untreated for a long period of time, gum disease can lead to respiratory illness, heart disease, stroke, complications with diabetes, and premature birth. Similarly, routine visits to a general dentist allow them to regularly scan for conditions such as oral cancer, which causes at least one fatality every hour in the United States. Ultimately, visiting a dentist every six months can improve and protect your smile as well as your overall health.
Our expert team uses cutting-edge dental technology to prevent, diagnose, and treat a wide range of oral health conditions. Here are a few of the services our dentists can provide for you during your routine check-ups:
- Preventative Care. Routine examinations allow your dentist to check your teeth, gums, and jaw for any signs of decay, infection, or disease. These check-ups include tactile and visual exams to detect problem areas, as well as x-rays to get a closer look at your oral structures. In addition to determining what treatments you may need, we also provide thorough professional teeth cleanings to remove tartar deposits from your teeth and prevent gum disease or tooth decay issues. We will also review best oral hygiene practices, so you can successfully protect your oral health between appointments.
- Restorative Dentistry. During your routine check-up, your dentist may uncover issues that need to be fixed promptly to ensure your mouth is functional and healthy. Restorative treatments may include dental implants, root canals, fillings, crowns, and more. By receiving treatment as soon as possible, you can ensure that minor issues do not progress further and require more invasive treatments or surgical intervention.
- Cosmetic Treatments. At St John Smiles, we want you to be confident in your smile. While improving the health of your teeth and gums can surely improve the aesthetic appearance of your mouth, we also provide cosmetic treatments to give your smile that extra boost. These treatments include professional teeth whitening, veneers, composite bonding, and even dental implants.
To schedule your next routine check-up or ask about our various services, call St John Smiles today! We look forward to starting you on the path to the healthy, beautiful smile you deserve.