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General Dentistry

General Dentistry in Ocoee, FL is available at our dental clinic known as Ocoee Dental & Orthodontics, and you can take your whole family in for both routine cleanings and any other kind of specialty dental work required by family members. The staff at this clinic are especially adept at making youngsters feel at ease, so if you have a young family member who hasn’t had a first appointment yet, this is the place to go. After that, all your dental needs can be handled in one place, unless some unusual surgical procedure becomes necessary.

What’s involved with General Dentistry?

The primary focus of general dentistry is actually on diagnosing and preventing any kind of oral issues or diseases. In fact, 65% of all dental procedures are either diagnostic or preventive in nature. Most people will see their general dentist more than any other health professional, which is twice each year for the most part. Dentists understand that prevention is one of the most important aspects of good oral health, and for that reason, they generally strive to educate patients as much as possible, so patients can help to manage their own oral health. After all, most patients will be on their own for six months before visiting their dentist again, so it stands to reason that they will be their own primary practitioner for good dental health.

General dentists are the primary providers of good dental care to most individuals. During any routine visit to the office, your general dentist will look for signs of gum disease, tooth decay, and plaque or tartar. Plaque and tartar will be cleaned away during your dental visit, because these are the main ways that tooth decay can begin.

More than 80% of all dentists in this country are general dentists, and that means they can deliver a wide variety of dental services to clients. As opposed to a dental specialist, who mainly delivers the same kind of specialized services to patients, general dentists must be competent in all phases of dentistry, so they can effectively treat patients. The areas of focus for general dentists include providing preventive services, restorative services, cosmetic procedures, educational services, and general oral health concerns.

All General Dentists are required to complete their undergraduate education, four more years at an accredited dental school, and must also satisfy the requirements of state licensing boards for the state they practice in. Beyond this standard training, some dentists also receive specialized training in areas such as implant dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, and other areas.

Why Orthodontist

An orthodontist is a dentist who has received special training in the areas of diagnosing, preventing, and treating any irregularities with the jaw or the teeth. They correct any issues which exist currently, and are trained to identify issues which may develop in the future. They can work with people of all ages, including youngsters and seniors.

Invisalign vs Smile Direct

The big difference between these two systems is that when you have Invisalign installed, you will still be making in-person visits to your orthodontist’s office, whereas Smile Direct is more of a club format, which mails the aligners to your residence. One of the drawbacks of Smile Direct is that there’s no direct supervision by a qualified dental professional, so if anything goes wrong, it may not be caught for awhile.

Invisalign

Invisalign is a system which makes use of clear plastic aligners, and when used properly, it will accomplish the same kind of teeth re-alignment that conventional metal braces do. The great thing about Invisalign aligners is that they are virtually undetectable when in place, so the wearer is not obliged to endure criticism or mocking, as sometimes happens with young people. A series of Invisalign aligners can accomplish straightening in 12 to 18 months, if the patient keeps them in place for the recommended 20-22 hours each day.

Clear Braces

Clear braces are usually colored to match the shade of your other teeth, so that they just can’t be identified as being a dental device. Clear braces have clear brackets, which means they’re far less noticeable than metal braces and metal brackets, but not quite as invisible as Invisalign.

Invisalign Teen

Teens are more likely to request Invisalign aligners than any other age group, because they are probably more affected by the kind of teasing that hurts a person’s self-image. Because Invisalign aligners have a very low profile, they are not often observed by others, so the wearer can avoid all the hassle of peer criticism.

6 Month Braces

While 6-month braces do work much faster than either conventional braces or Invisalign, they are also not quite as thorough as either of those other two systems. They are also less expensive, because there are fewer aligners required to accomplish the entire straightening program.

Bruxism/ Grinding

Dental Emergencies

Gum Disease Dentist

Metal Free Dentistry

New Patient Visit

Tooth Extraction

Root Canal

Pain Free Dentistry

Sleep Apnea / CPAP Alternative

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