General Dentist in Newtown Square, PA
Your smile is often the first thing people notice about you. Make a great first impression by having a beautiful, healthy smile.
You can achieve this goal by visiting our general dentistry office in Newtown Square for teeth cleanings and restorative services, and following up with proper dental care at home.
What is a General Dentist?
A general dentist is a primary dental care provider whose responsibility it is to examine the dental and oral health of people and administer treatment accordingly. The role of a general dentist is not unlike that of a primary care physician in that both provide for the overall needs of their patients while referring them to specialists when necessary. A general dentist provides a wide variety of services while also educating patients about the best dental hygiene habits for preventing dental decay and gum disease.
What Does a General Dentist Do?
The primary goal of a general dentist is to keep you smiling by ensuring the health of your teeth and mouth. Our general dentist in Newtown Square provides:
- Decay Prevention: Cleaning and polishing teeth, sealants, night guards to prevent teeth grinding (bruxism) and providing advice on at-home dental hygiene all go a long way toward stopping dental decay and gum infection before they begin. LEARN MORE
- Tooth Restoration: This may include anything from a filling for a cavity to the replacement of missing teeth with crowns, bridgework, fitted dentures or dental implants. LEARN MORE
- Cosmetic Dental Procedures: Teeth whitening, veneers, and bonding (for chipped teeth) all are options offered for those who desire a brighter, more confident smile. Dr. In is also a Certified Invisalign® Provider and can straighten teeth gently and effectively without the need for braces. LEARN MORE
- Oral Health Education: Research shows the condition of your mouth is linked to a variety of health-related issues such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, pregnancy complications and sleep apnea. General dentists are often on the frontlines of noticing how an oral health problem may be impacting your overall well-being – or conversely, how a problem with your overall health may be impacting your teeth, mouth and gums.
How Often Should You Go to the Dentist?
Healthy patients are typically advised to see their general dentist every six months. Depending on other factors such as age or existing dental issues, more frequent dental exams may be required by your general dentist. People who have gum disease may need to periodontal treatment more often to ensure the infection is kept under control. Whatever interval your dentist suggests, it’s important to keep those appointments for the purpose of treating or preventing dental disease.
Of course, there are times when you need to come in for something other than a teeth cleaning, such as when you or a family member have a toothache, bleeding gums or experience some sort of trauma that results in loose, broken or missing teeth. In those instances, don’t hesitate to call our general dentist in Newtown Square.
How Much Does a Dentist Visit Cost?
It depends. The cost of a regular dental exam, for example, differs from the cost of replacing missing teeth with a bridge, dentures or implants. To determine how much your initial visit will cost, please contact our office in Newtown Square, PA, to talk with our friendly and knowledgeable staff.
Remember that scheduling and keeping regular appointments will help your general dentist to identify and treat tooth decay, gum disease and other dental problems before they become more painful and more expensive. Early prevention reduces the likelihood that you’ll require time-consuming treatments to save or replace your teeth – and that could save you a lot of money as well.
Call (484) 458-5392 Today to Make an Appointment with our General Dentist
If you are a first-time patient to our office, we ask that you complete your new patient registration online or arrive 15 minutes early to complete the new patient paperwork in the comfort of our office. Please bring your photo ID, a list of your current medications, and your dental insurance card if applicable.
The dental exam typically lasts about an hour. Please contact our general dentistry office at (484) 458-5392 to schedule an appointment for a date and time that is convenient to you.