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Maintain Excellent Oral Health With General Dentistry in Tampa

A healthy mouth doesn’t happen by accident. To keep your teeth and gums in great shape, you’ll want to brush and floss daily and visit our office regularly for general dentistry in Tampa.

With our general dental services, we will:

  • Remove plaque and tartar that you’ve missed with your home oral hygiene
  • Get to know your smile goals so we can suggest personalized treatments to help you achieve them
  • Welcome children as young as age 3 to give them a positive introduction to dental care
  • Find problems like cavities and gum disease so we can treat them before they threaten your oral health
  • Recommend preventive care such as gum disease treatment or dental sealants if needed

We recommend appointments for cleanings and exams every six months. To schedule one, call Doering Family Dental today at 813-590-6649.

Find the General Dental Care Your Smile Needs

To supplement home brushing and flossing, we offer these preventive services:

  • Dental Exams and Cleanings – Regular cleanings and exams are the foundation of a healthy mouth. We use digital X-rays and laser cavity detectors to find problems in their earliest stages.
  • Gum Disease Treatment – We use a deep cleaning treatment called scaling and root planing to keep early gum disease from advancing to a more damaging stage.
  • Mouthguards – Dr. Doering can make a custom mouthguard to protect your teeth during sports or to keep you from grinding your teeth in your sleep.
  • Dental Sealants – These thin protective layers help keep hard-to-reach areas like back teeth free of decay.
  • Fluoride Treatments – Fluoride strengthens tooth enamel to make it more resistant to cavities.

New Patients Receive an Easy Introduction to Our Practice

Exams are essential to your dental health. We want to start new patients off with digital X-rays and a consultation. During your initial exam, you can expect:

  • A thorough evaluation of your dental health, including X-rays
  • An oral cancer screening
  • A periodontal exam to ensure your gums are healthy
  • A discussion of your dental goals
  • A review of payment options and other aspects of our practice

For general dentistry in Tampa, call us today at 813-590-6649. Or request an appointment online.

Common Questions About General Dentistry

What does general dentistry include?

General dentistry consists of numerous services that keep your smile in great shape. These services include dental cleanings and exams, gum disease treatment, preventive services like fluoride treatments and dental sealants, and mouthguards that shield your teeth during sports or protect your teeth from grinding during sleep.

Can I prevent cavities?

Good oral hygiene and regular care from a general dentist go a long way toward preventing cavities. Brush at least twice a day with a toothpaste that contains fluoride, and see us every six months for an exam and cleaning. It’s also a good idea to limit your consumption of sugary or highly acidic foods and drinks. For added protection against cavities, ask your dental team about treatment with fluoride and/or dental sealants.

Can a specialist practice general dentistry?

While the response is yes, in actuality specialists do not generally practice general dentistry; most work strictly in their field of expertise. That’s why it’s much better to go to a general dentist for the majority of your routine oral care, including cosmetic and restorative dentistry. A general dentist sees all sorts of different cases every day and is well equipped to deal with a variety of dental scenarios.

What causes gum disease?

Gum disease, also called periodontal disease, is an infection caused by bacteria in your mouth. Bacteria form a clear, sticky film called plaque that build ups around your gumline, leading to inflamed and infected gums. Left untreated, the infection causes your gums to separate from teeth, creating “pockets” where more bacteria accumulates. In advanced stages of gum disease, the infection spreads from your gums to the bone that supports your teeth. Your teeth will loosen and possibly fall out.

Which mouthguards work best?

The best mouthguard is one made especially for your or your child’s mouth. A professionally made mouthguard will outperform a store-bought “boil-and-bite” mouthguard because it will fit better, provide superior protection, and last longer. At Doering Family Dental, we can have athletic mouthguards made, as well as mouthguards to prevent teeth grinding while you sleep.