Taking care of your teeth and gums is a necessary part of staying healthy, but there are more benefits to regular cleanings. Good oral hygiene helps you maintain a beautiful smile that you’ll be proud to show off. A general dentist can provide you with the dental care you need, whether you’re due for a cleaning, need teeth bleaching, or are interested in veneers. At M.Y. Dental Spa, Dr. Mimi Yeung offers general dentistry services to patients in New York City. Call the office or use the online scheduling tool to schedule an appointment.
What does a general dentist offer?
General dentists offer services that help you maintain good dental health and a great smile. As a general dentist, Dr. Yeung provides a wide range of dental services, including the following:
- Preventive services to help keep your teeth and gums healthy
- Restorative services, such as tooth replacements and fillings
- Cosmetic procedures to improve your smile by correcting certain flaws
Why do I need preventive dental care?
Preventive dental care includes routine cleanings and exams, as well as imaging tests. Even when you brush and floss twice a day, you can still have plaque and tartar on your teeth, which can lead to decay.
Going for routine exams and cleanings means that you’ll have this harmful buildup removed and lower your risk of tooth decay. Dr. Yeung also checks for other dental or oral health problems during these exams, such as gum disease.
How often do I need preventive care?
You should see Dr. Yeung for routine cleanings and exams at least twice a year. You might have to come in more often if you have dental problems that require treatment or careful management.
Dr. Yeung will let you know how often you should schedule your exams and cleanings. Twice a year is enough for removing tartar and plaque buildup.
What are restorative services?
Restorative services include procedures that restore an injured or decaying tooth. Common types of restorative services that Dr. Yeung offers include fillings, crowns, bridgework, root canals, and dental implants.
You’ll typically need restorative services if you have missing teeth, damaged teeth, or problems with jaw alignment. These services help restore your tooth’s appearance and function.
What are cosmetic procedures?
Cosmetic procedures involve fixing the appearance of your teeth to improve your smile. These procedures aren’t considered necessary for your health, but they can bolster your overall well-being.
Dr. Yeung offers several cosmetic services, including bleaching, cosmetic bonding, and veneers. If you’re unhappy with the way your smile looks, Dr. Yeung can discuss treatment options with you.
If you need a routine exam, cosmetic procedure, or restorative service for your teeth, please contact M.Y. Dental Spa to make an appointment. Dr. Yeung provides general dentistry services for patients in New York City.