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As children, we are told to brush and floss and we are taken to the dentist for regular checkups and cleanings. For some reason, as we reach adulthood, many of us do not maintain that same routine. We still brush and hopefully we also floss, but not everyone stays on track with their general dentistry needs. That is why the team at Galligan & Villa Dental Studio in Staten Island, NY works hard to remind patients of the many benefits of general dentistry and how it should be a key part of their regular oral care.

What is general dentistry? It is the area of dentistry that involves checkups and cleanings, but it also includes an evaluation of your day-to-day oral hygiene habits and will cover issues like fillings, root canals and crowns if needed too. General dentistry in our office also includes x-rays and fluoride treatments as well as sealants when appropriate.

Clearly, there are many benefits of general dentistry and it is truly a first line of defense from much greater problems. After all, a rigorous annual exam can uncover the initial signs of gum disease or periodontal disease. General dentistry will let your dental care provider uncover any flaws in your oral hygiene routines. After all, one of the biggest benefits of general dentistry is when your dentist shows you the best way to floss your teeth or brush them and care for your gums.

We treat each of our patients as an individual and general dentistry is not just a general practice. We examine the conditions of the teeth and gums, discuss things like family history and answer any questions. We help to eliminate the threat of serious issues and stop the progression of disease in its track.

We also consider the development of issues like TMJ, bruxism or other similar issues during general dentistry exams. While cosmetic dentistry is something that gives you the most beautiful and functional smile, and restorative dentistry helps you to retain the best teeth and gums, it is general dentistry that keeps everything flowing smoothly. It is the one way to ensure your optimal oral health.

If you have not booked a visit with our offices for a checkup or other general dentistry issue in some time, please give us a call. You can reach us by phoning us at (718) 984-7700. You can also use our online contact form and one of our staff will get back to you promptly.