- What do you mean by dental care?
- What services do dental offices provide?
- What is the difference between a dentist and an oral surgeon?
- What is a periodontist vs dentist?
- Why dental care is important?
- How do you do dental care?
- Do dentists have the title Dr?
- Do dentists only deal with teeth?
- What does a dentist do everyday?
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What do you mean by dental care?
Dental care is the maintenance of healthy teeth and may refer to: Oral hygiene, the practice of keeping the mouth and teeth clean in order to prevent dental disorders. Dentistry, the professional care of teeth, including professional oral hygiene and dental surgery.
What services do dental offices provide?
General Dentistry Services
- Complete exams, x-rays, and dental cleanings.
- Fillings, root canals, and extractions.
- Cosmetic dentistry, such as whitening, porcelain and composite veneers.
- Implants – placement and restoration.
- Crowns, bridges, full and partial dentures.
- Oral appliances for control of sleep apnea.
What is the difference between a dentist and an oral surgeon?
The Difference Between Your Dentist and Oral Surgeon
General dentists have studied dentistry along with hands-on training, and some can perform minor oral surgical needs. Oral surgeons have an extensive training in a particular field, and as a patient, you are typically referred to an oral surgeon by your dentist.
What is a periodontist vs dentist?
Periodontists have extended education in the periodontium which focuses on the soft tissue (gums) and bone. A general dentist can treat gum disease through routine cleanings, scaling and root planning (deep cleanings), and antibiotic medications.
Why dental care is important?
Regular dental visits are important because they help to keep your teeth and gums healthy. During the dental check up, your dental professional will check your overall oral health for any trouble areas. During the cleaning, your dental professional will remove any plaque and tartar buildup and may polish your teeth.
How do you do dental care?
To maintain healthy teeth and gums, follow these steps:
- Floss at least once per day.
- Brush your teeth twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush.
- Use fluoride toothpaste.
- Replace your toothbrush every 3 to 4 months or sooner if needed.
- Eat a healthy diet.
- Avoid sweets and sweetened drinks.
- DO NOT smoke.
Do dentists have the title Dr?
Use of the Term Doctor (Dr) by Dentists
However, the current GDC proposal is that the use of the term Doctor (or the abbreviation Dr) by Dentists should be limited to practitioners who have a PhD or who are medically qualified and registered Doctors.
Do dentists only deal with teeth?
More than Just Teeth and Gums
Dentists’ areas of care include not only their patients’ teeth and gums but also the muscles of the head, neck and jaw, the tongue, salivary glands, the nervous system of the head and neck and other areas.
What does a dentist do everyday?
Dentists remove tooth decay, fill cavities, and repair fractured teeth. Dentists diagnose and treat problems with patients’ teeth, gums, and related parts of the mouth. They provide advice and instruction on taking care of the teeth and gums and on diet choices that affect oral health.