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Am I a Candidate for General Dentistry?

The short answer to the question “Am I a candidate for general dentistry” is always “Yes.” If you have teeth, then you are a candidate. Even if all your teeth are missing, you are still a candidate for general dentistry because you still have gums that need to be taken care of.

So, what exactly is general dentistry? At its most basic, it is the branch of dentistry that concentrates on maintaining good oral health, through preventing oral diseases and tooth decay.

Sometimes, general dentistry is also referred to as preventative dentistry. Preventative dentistry actually begins at home, where you brush and floss. Then, it extends into the actual dental practice, where you see your dentist for regular checkups and cleanings. You might think that if you brush and floss regularly, you do not need to see your dentist, but the fact is that no matter how careful you are with your oral hygiene, tartar and plaque can build up along your gum line, between your teeth, and under your gums. You will never be able to get rid of it at home. So, that means that you are a candidate for general dentistry.

At Drs. Galligan & Villa Dental Studio, we offer a full range of general dentistry services, and we want to see you twice a year for checkups and cleanings. During our checkup, we do not just look for decay. We also check for gum disease and oral cancer – both are conditions that are very treatable if caught in the early stages. For young patients, we also consider how their teeth are developing, and we can offer treatments like dental sealants and fluoride to make sure their teeth develop as they should. Everyone, at every age, is a candidate for general dentistry treatments.

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You are indisputably a good candidate for general dentistry, and at Drs. Galligan & Villa Dental Studio, we want to make sure that you have the dental care that will allow you to keep your teeth in good condition. To arrange an appointment, contact us at 718-984-7700, or use the convenient form on our Contact Us page. Our office is located at 4143 Richmond Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10312. We want to work with you to ensure that you have good dental health that will last you a lifetime.