General dentistry refers to the diagnosis, treatment, and management of the oral healthcare needs of patients. General dentistry differs from specialized areas of care, such as pediatric and periodontal dentistry. If you are looking for a general dentist in Everett, WA area, our dental practice is always accepting new patients of all ages. We have two esteemed general dentists, Drs. Jason Kaopua and Dr. Donald Lee, who can meet the oral health needs of you and your loved ones.
Benefits of General Dentistry
When we think of typical dental procedures, we often think of preventative maintenance, like dental cleanings and exams. A large portion of the treatments we perform at Albright Family Dental are preventative in nature because we believe that prevention is always preferable to treatment. During your twice-a-year visits for dental cleanings, one of our dentists will perform routine services that help prevent decay or disease of the teeth and supporting structures.
Preventative general dentistry treatments, such as cavity removal, are intended to prevent uncomfortable and potentially costly restorative treatments down the road. Left untreated, a small cavity will continue to grow, eventually reaching the sensitive inner pulp of your tooth. By that point, a patient will need to undergo a root canal. Most serious dental programs can be prevented using general dentistry treatments.
Patients who undergo general dentistry treatments can benefit from:
- Improved oral health
- The prevention of tooth loss
- Reduced oral pain
- Prevention of decay
- A more attractive smile
- Stronger teeth and healthier gums
Do I Need General Dentistry Care?
The simple answer is that anyone age 1 and older should visit a general dentist at least twice a year for dental cleanings and exams. Both the American Dental Association and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry state a baby should have his or her first dental visit by age 1 or six months after the eruption of the baby’s first tooth.
Children and teenagers are especially prone to developing cavities. As permanent teeth emerge, a general dentist can determine if a child requires orthodontic treatments. Into adulthood, general dentistry treatments can prevent decay or treat dental problems early. It is important to remember that brushing alone will not remove deposits of plaque from your teeth. The hardened biofilm can only be removed by a trained dental professional.
As we advance in age, our teeth begin needing specialized treatments that still fall under general dentistry. Individuals who practice good oral hygiene habits may still require restorative treatments, such as dental crowns, inlays, or onlays later in life. No matter which stage of life you are at, our general dentists have the training to care for all of your oral health needs.
General Dentistry Treatments
At Albright Family Dental, our team of oral health professionals provides a wide range of preventative, restorative, and cosmetic treatments so you do not have to worry about being referred to a dentist you are not familiar with. Our general dentistry treatments include:
- Cleanings and exams
- Nightguards (for bruxism)
- Root canal therapy
- Tooth-colored fillings
- Teeth whitening
- Wisdom tooth extractions
Schedule Your General Dentistry Treatment Today
No matter what your oral health needs are, our general dentists can address your dental needs. Remember, you’re never too young or too old to benefit from general dentistry. If it has been several months since your last visit to our dental practice, we welcome you to schedule your next visit by reaching us online or calling (425) 312-1423.