General and Family Dentistry
General and family dentistry are branches of dentistry that focus on providing comprehensive oral health care to patients of all ages. At Smile Center Silicon Valley, our experienced dentists provide a wide range of general and family dentistry services, including preventive, diagnostic, and treatment services to maintain and improve the oral health of entire families.
General and family dentistry are particularly focused on preventive measures, early intervention, and patient education for comprehensive oral health care. General and family dentists serve as primary oral health care providers, addressing a wide range of dental needs to help patients maintain optimal long-term oral health.
Types of General and Family Dentistry Procedures
Regular Check-Ups and Cleanings
Our general and family dentists perform routine professional cleanings to remove plaque and tartar buildup and dental examinations to monitor oral health and detect and treat issues early on.
X-rays are commonly used in general and family dentistry to obtain detailed images of the teeth, gums, and bone structures. They aid in diagnosing conditions such as tooth decay, gum disease, and dental infections.
Our general and family dentists routinely treat cavities by removing the decayed part of the tooth structure and using filling materials like composite resin or amalgam to fill the space and restore the tooth's functionality and aesthetics.
Gum Disease Treatment
Our general and family dentists also provide services for preventing, diagnosing, and treating gum disease (gingivitis and periodontitis). Scaling and root planing, antimicrobial treatments, and periodontal maintenance are common treatments.
Our general and family dentists may extract a tooth when it is severely damaged, decayed, or impacted. They can also provide tooth replacement options like dental implants or dentures.
Oral Health Education
Our general and family dentists believe it is crucial to educate patients about proper oral hygiene practices, including brushing, flossing, and a balanced diet. They also provide preventive measures and address concerns related to oral health.
The Benefits of General and Family Dentistry
Comprehensive Oral Health Care
General and family dentistry provides various services to address multiple oral health needs. From preventive care to restorative treatments and emergency dental services, individuals can receive comprehensive oral health care under one roof.
Early Detection of Oral Health Issues
Regular dental check-ups allow dentists to identify oral health problems like cavities, gum disease, oral cancer, and bite issues early on. Timely detection enables prompt treatment, preventing the progression of dental problems and potentially more extensive and costly interventions.
Supporting Overall Health
General and family dentistry recognize the vital connection between oral and overall health. By addressing oral health issues and promoting good oral hygiene, general and family dentists contribute to patients' overall well-being, as oral health is linked to various systemic conditions like heart disease, diabetes, and respiratory problems.
General and family dentistry offers individuals and families comprehensive, preventive, and personalized oral health care. For the best dental care, visit Smile Center Silicon Valley at 877 W. FREMONT AVE, SUITE L3, Sunnyvale, CA 94087, or call (408) 245-7500.