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General Dentistry Is the Backbone of Good Oral Health

October 5, 2022
Posted By: Dr. Bruce Matthews, DDS
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A general dentist is your primary dental care provider who diagnoses, treats, and manages your overall oral health needs. Regular general dentist visits ensure your teeth and gums are healthy and disease-free and can include various services, such as gum care, root canals, fillings, crowns and bridges, veneers, and patient preventive education. If you have an issue with your smile, the first person you should call is your family's general dentist, Dr. Bruce Matthews!

What Is General Family Dentistry?

General dentistry is the backbone of good oral health because it is comprehensive and personalized to each patient's unique needs, goals, and preferences for treatment. Dr. Bruce Matthews, DDS, offers modern general dentistry to patients of all ages and stages of life––from children and teens to adults and seniors. Whatever your needs are, we are here to help you have a stunning and healthy smile for life!

Why Is General Dentistry Important? 

General dentistry helps maintain the health of your teeth, gums, and overall health. Untreated or unaddressed gum disease and tooth decay can lead to whole-body infections that can put you at risk for health conditions like heart disease. A general dentist provides the necessary prevention and early detection of oral diseases and tooth decay so you can enjoy a healthy, happy smile throughout your life. 

What Services Do You Offer at Your Wilmington Dental Office?

General dentistry also includes preventive and restorative care, such as:

  • Comprehensive exams and cleanings 
  • Periodontal disease prevention and maintenance
  • Root canal therapy 
  • Dental fillings 
  • Crowns and bridges
  • Dental implant placement and restoration
  • Dentures and partials 
  • Tooth extractions

We also offer cosmetic dental treatments to enhance the appearance of your teeth and your smile's natural beauty, such as:

  • Lumineers (veneers)
  • Invisalign 
  • Six Month Smiles
  • Professional teeth whitening 
  • Zirconia tooth crowns
  • Tooth-colored fillings
  • Aesthetic bonding

Preventive Care Is Key to Great Oral Health  

Preventive dental care lays the groundwork for a lifetime of healthy gums and teeth. Our preventative dentistry services include:

  • Routine dental checkups and teeth cleanings 
  • Periodic x-rays and intra-oral scanning 
  • Fluoride and sealant treatments
  • Other treatments that prevent costly and painful dental issues in the future 

With preemptive care, we aim to prevent tooth decay, gum disease, and other conditions that can compromise tooth structure and oral tissues. During a routine dental checkup, we may take x-rays and check your teeth, gums, jaws, and neck to monitor your oral health and catch problems before they progress. 

Schedule a Checkup with Your General Dentist in Wilmington DE

Whether you keep up with dental appointments or it's been a while since your last visit, we would love to see you! Please get in touch with us to schedule your dental checkup with Dr. Bruce Matthews and our friendly and knowledgeable team.

We welcome patients from all surrounding areas, including Glasgow, Newark, Mt. Pleasant, Swedesboro, and beyond.  

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