General Dentists in Baltimore

A strong, beautiful smile can enhance your looks, increase your self-confidence and improve your quality of life. When you take good care of your dental health by seeing a dentist for routine checkups, you can enjoy the benefits of healthy teeth and gums for a lifetime.

What Is a General and Family Dentist?

A general and family dentist provides caring, compassionate and skilled care for patients of all ages and their dental hygiene needs. Your dentist is concerned with preventative maintenance and your general overall health and provides a range of services, rather than just focusing on one narrow specialization.

General Dentist: What Do They Do for Teeth?

Your general dentist is the dental professional you’ll see most often. They evaluate the health of your teeth and gums through a visual assessment and diagnostic tests, such as x-rays. They perform minor procedures, such as correcting cavities, and more complex procedures, such as extractions or root canals. Regular cleanings are also performed by a general family dentist.

General Dentistry Services

General dentistry offers a broad range of services to protect and maintain the health of your smile. Please contact us to schedule an appointment or to learn more about the services our dentist general practice provides, which are listed below.

  • Bad Breath Treatment
  • Crowns
  • Dental Bridges
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Dental Implants
  • Dental Reconstruction
  • Dental Sealants
  • Dentures
  • Fillings and Restorations
  • Gingivitis/Gum Disease Treatment
  • Laser Dentistry
  • Oral Cancer Screenings
  • Root Canal Therapy
  • Snore Guards
  • TMJ Therapy
  • Tooth Extractions

How Often Should I Go to a General Dentist Near Me?

The general recommendation for healthy patients is to visit their dentist once every six months. Frequent checkups allow the dentist to monitor the health of your teeth and gums so they can detect any problems early on.

How Much Does a Dental Visit Cost?

The cost of a dental visit can vary from patient to patient, depending on the general dentistry services and exams that they need. If you call our office, we will discuss your dental needs, and then we’ll be able to give you the cost for your first visit.

How to Make an Appointment with Our Office

Deciding it’s time to see the dentist is the first step toward improved dental health. Next, just give us a call, and we’ll schedule an appointment for you with a compassionate and skilled dentist.

How to Prepare for a Dentist Appointment

To prepare for your general family dentistry appointment, you don’t need to do much. Try to show up on time and bring a list of medications you’re taking. You’ll also need to list any medical conditions you may have. When you make your appointment, our general dental office staff will remind you of exactly what you’ll need to bring.

When You Don’t Go to the Dentist Will You Have Dental Problems?

If you don’t get regular dental checkups, you may not be aware that you’re developing tooth decay, gum disease or other issues. General dentists help to prevent these problems through regular cleaning and preventative treatments. They also detect problems early on and fix them before they become more serious issues. Tooth problems don’t get better on their own. Call us today to schedule an appointment, and let our dentists help you to maintain a healthy, strong smile.

Bad Breath Treatment

Causes of bad breath include the breakdown of food particles in your mouth, bacteria buildup, mouth dryness and tooth decay. In Baltimore, your dentist will work with you to help identify the underlying causes of chronic bad breath and prevent […]

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Crowns

A tooth crown provides a fast, affordable solution for many dental concerns and conditions. Find out how a crown can help you and your smile.

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Dental Bridges

If you are missing one or more of your teeth, our doctors in Baltimore may be able to restore your smile using a dental bridge. Bridges are composed of a replacement tooth or teeth supported on either side by a […]

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Dental Implants

If you feel self-conscious about missing teeth or uncomfortable dentures, getting dental implants in Baltimore is an excellent way to achieve a confident and healthy smile. Here’s what you need to know about this popular and effective procedure.

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Dental Reconstruction

As part of a carefully planned combination of general, cosmetic and orthodontic dentistry, dental reconstruction is a comprehensive treatment approach for patients with mild to chronic pain from severe dental problems, such as tooth loss, facial muscle distortion, gum disease […]

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Dental Sealants

Dental sealants act as a barrier to prevent cavities. The treatment entails applying a thin, safe plastic coating to the molars, which are the most commonly used teeth for chewing, protecting them from plaque and acids. The process of applying […]

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Dentures

A denture is a removable oral device made to replace several or all of your missing teeth. Denture teeth look and work much like your own teeth, and they provide many benefits to your health, self-confidence and appearance.

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Fillings and Restorations

Our dentists in Baltimore offer dental fillings to treat cavities.  Dental fillings can also be also used to repair cracked or broken teeth.  Ask about tooth-colored fillings that make your mouth look more natural and attractive.

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Gingivitis/Gum Disease Treatment

Gum disease treatment in Baltimore is diagnosed to prevent and treat a variety of diseases affecting the gums. Also known as gum disease, periodontal disease involves bacterial growth (a colorless film called “plaque”) that gradually destroys the tissue surrounding the […]

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Laser Dentistry

Does going to the dentist make you anxious? Are you scared of needles and the sounds of power drills? Laser dentistry may be the solution you are looking for. With laser dentistry in Baltimore, a needle-free and quiet patient experience […]

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Oral Cancer Screenings

The National Cancer Institute estimates more than 40,000 new cases of oral cancer within the year. The sooner cancer is found, the better the odds of overcoming the disease become. Your Baltimore dentist will perform the screening during your routine […]

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Oral Hygiene

Practicing good dental hygiene habits can set the foundation for a lifetime of healthy teeth. If you wish to obtain a clean and dazzling smile, it may be time to visit a dentist for oral hygiene in Baltimore.

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Root Canal Therapy

Root canal therapy or a root canal procedure can relieve the pain caused by diseased or injured pulp tissue in the center of the tooth. Many times, this tissue cannot repair itself and root canal therapy is required to save […]

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Snore Guards

Clinically proven to reduce snoring, the Snore Guard® is a small oral appliance worn while sleeping. The custom-fit device our Baltimore dentist create, helps to prevent your tongue and jaw from slipping when your muscles relax, therefore blocking your air […]

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TMJ Therapy

If you’ve experienced pain in your facial muscles or neck or jaw pain, you may have TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorder. The TMJ connects the jaw to the skull just below the ears. For people who have this condition, the jaw […]

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Tooth Extractions

Unfortunately, teeth can become diseased, damaged or injured over time, and in some cases, may need to be removed (extracted). If this should happen to you, one of our highly experienced dentists in Baltimore will make the tooth extraction experience […]

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