What is general dentistry?
General dentistry involves the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of conditions, disorders, and diseases affecting the teeth, gums, and maxillofacial (associated with the jaw and face) region. General dentistry focuses largely on preventive services and general maintenance of oral hygiene and health.
Prevention is the best medicine
It may sound cliché, but at Spring Creek Dentistry in Spring, TX we truly believe that prevention is the best medicine. Every decision you make today has an effect on the future – in life and in oral health. A few small lifestyle changes and hygiene habits implemented into your daily routine can prevent a whole host of oral health problems down the road.
That’s why we place such a strong emphasis on patient education – we want to do everything we can to save our patients time, agony, and money down the road by preventing oral health problems before they become a problem.
The oral-systemic link
The most important thing that we want our patients to understand is that dentistry goes so far beyond just teeth. Today, the evidence is stronger than ever that there is a direct correlation between the health of your mouth and the health of the rest of your body. It makes sense because the mouth is a micro-environment that plays a part in the larger picture of your overall health.
The fact of the matter is, your mouth is the gateway to the rest of the body. Infections and diseases left untreated in the mouth can cause serious problems for your systemic health and internal organ systems. Plaque and tartar buildup in the mouth indicates plaque buildup in the arteries. Gum disease can lead to an increased risk of heart attack, heart disease, stroke, and diabetes.
Keep your defense strong by eating a healthy, balanced diet (minimizing sugar and acidity), brushing and flossing regularly, and maintaining your regular visits with us at Spring Creek Dentistry. Please find a list of our general dentistry services below, or contact your Spring dentist – Dr. Oakley, Dr. Henley, Dr. Miller, or Dr. Wendt – today at (281) 407-8333 to schedule an appointment.