What is general dentistry?

General dentistry is a prime concern for all our patients as it is the foundation for ensuring a healthy future for your teeth and gums. We provide an extensive general dentistry service covering regular dental hygiene maintenance through to Root Canals and Emergency Dental Help.

Good oral care habits are essential to the lifelong health of your teeth and gums. Educating yourself about proper tooth and gum care, as well as the cause and treatment of common conditions, will enable you to better understand and follow your dental professional’s recommendations.

To familiarise yourself with the basics of tooth anatomy, look at the drawing below. This illustrates the parts of a tooth as well as the relationship between teeth and gums. Anatomy of a tooth

Healthy gingiva holds teeth in place at the root, and attaches at the gum line to create a seal that blocks bacteria from penetrating sensitive tissue below.

To maintain healthy, well-functioning teeth and gums and to guard against disease, daily brushing and flossing are essential. Depending on the condition of your teeth and gums, your dental professional may also recommend the use of anti-plaque, anti-cavity or antibacterial rinse, a plaque fighting toothpaste, a specialty toothbrush, a specialty floss or a power-assisted plaque remover.

Take a look at the brochure below about how your FirstBite Dental practice can help you maintain a healthy mouth and happy body.

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