People need to be aware of the importance of dental care. Unfortunately for 99 percent of the people this does not happen. Because of that, people suffer from various dental conditions such as cavities, gingivitis and periodontal disease. That is why a general awareness campaign is in place, to make people understand the importance of taking care of their teeth and gums.
Most people try to maintain a good oral health by themselves, but this strategy is not ideal, and cavities and plaque still are present.

Dental visit

The only way of having the best oral care is to do regular visits to your dentist. His professional practice is focused on taking care of your whole mouth. This means you can have your teeth cleaned, prevent cavities and have your gums and teeth evaluated for any signs of problems and infections. This type of dentist is also able to provide you with a correct diagnostic based on previous X-ray procedure.

Routine procedures

Dentists can perform routine procedures like filling cavities. In addition, the dentist and/or the dental hygienist can provide you with a tooth cleaning procedure or scaling. Dentists are also trained to identify early stages of various conditions, such as gum disease (periodontal disease), oral cancer or TMD (temporomandibular joint disorder). Furthermore, he can work alongside other specialists, such as orthodontists if your teeth are in need of braces, or with endodontists if you are in need of a root canal treatment.

The best patient guide

Dentists are taught from the start to offer the patient the guidance he or she requires and with health advice that will benefit their oral and general health. You can ask your dentist about the oral routine he or she recommends for you and what are the best products you should use for your teeth and gums.

Something you should know

General dentists are able to provide you with many cosmetic procedures, like tooth whitening, dental bonding and dental veneers. The cosmetic dentistry is on the brink of being recognized as a dental speciality, but for now, most dentists get additional education in order to perform cosmetic procedures such as enamel shaping, bonding, teeth whitening, and dental veneers.

If you are interested in cosmetic procedures you should firstly talk to your dentist and see if he/she can help you or if they can recommend a specialist if necessary.