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General Dentistry FAQs

Drs. Galligan and Villa Dental Studio in Staten Island, NY know that they can come to our office to have all of their general dentistry needs met, but that does not mean that everyone understands the basics of this area of our practice. After all…just what is general dentistry? The following general dentistry FAQs are meant to provide you with the essential answers, helping you to understand what we offer and how we can help.

As your dentist in Staten Island, we strive to deliver a long list of treatment options, including preventative dentistry, restorative and even some cosmetic treatments. Let’s begin with some of the most important general dentistry FAQs, and then get into the more complex issues.

Can your general dentistry services help me with issues like bad breath and stained teeth?

Yes! The source for bad breath can range from dental decay, gum disease, and poor hygiene habits. When you visit our office, we can do the necessary checkups and cleanings, along with treatments for decay and gingivitis that could be the source of the bad breath. We also have teeth whitening that can easily address the most common problems – including staining from smoking or frequent consumption of coffee, tea or wine.

Our hygienists will also review proper flossing and brushing techniques in order to be sure you are tackling the issues that can lead to unnecessary staining and bad breath.

What is preventative dentistry?general dentistry faqs

These general dentistry FAQs are meant to help our patients understand the importance of treatments so often categorized as “general.” Things like once or twice annual cleanings and checkups are key preventative measures. They address early signs of decay, but your checkup in our Staten Island, NY office will uncover everything from signs of gum disease, uneven wear that might be due to TMJ or problems with a tooth or teeth, and damage you may not have realized. Each of these issues can cause further dental problems, so preventative dentistry is the first step in long term dental health.

Can general dentistry help me choose the right cosmetic dentistry treatments?

Absolutely! We offer treatments like porcelain veneers, dental implants, and Invisalign. All of these remedies can be suggested to you when you have general dentistry done. For example, you may have lost a tooth to decay or injury, and a checkup may reveal that it would be best if you had it replaced with a dental implant or some dentures.

If you have additional questions about these general dentistry FAQs, or you have questions about other treatments mentioned, give us a call at our Staten Island, NY office at 718-984-7700. You can also use our online contact form and one of our staff will get back to you promptly.