General Dentists in South Bend

When you make regular visits to a general and family dentist a part of your healthy lifestyle, teeth and gums stay healthier, breath stays fresher and smiles look their best. Maintain a strong and confident smile by taking care of your teeth at home and visiting a dental professional.

General Dentist: An Overview

General dentistry is responsible for diagnosing, treating and managing the overall dental and oral health of patients of all ages. A general and family dentist is the type of dentist you go to for routine dental care and checkups.

What Does a General Dentist Do for My Teeth?

A good dentist from a dentist general practice focuses on the overall health of your mouth and on preserving your oral health for a lifetime. They achieve this goal by performing routine checkups, regular cleanings, providing prompt diagnosis and treating any condition they find. General family dentistry provides the foundation for a beautiful and healthy smile for patients of every age.

General Dentistry Services

General dentistry services are designed to help you keep your family’s teeth healthy and strong. We provide each patient with a customized treatment plan to promote good oral health. Our general dentists provide the following services for our valued patients.

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

How Often Should You See Your Dentist?

Most patients are advised to schedule checkups and cleanings twice a year to prevent tooth decay and gum disease. Twice-yearly checkups also allow the dentist to catch and treat any problems early on. Your dentist may recommend a different schedule based on your health and dental requirements.

How Much Does a Dentist Visit Cost?

Your dental visit cost will vary based on what needs to be done to assess and care for your teeth and gums. Please call our office, and we’ll discuss your needs. Then, we can provide you with a cost for your first visit ahead of time.

How to See a General Dentist Near Me

Are you ready to make your first appointment with us? Please give us a call, and our friendly staff will be happy to answer any questions you have. We will schedule an appointment for you with one of our dentists at a time that works best for your needs.

How to Prepare for a Dentist Appointment

You don’t have to do much to prepare for a dental appointment with us. Simply arrive on time so you can fill out new patient forms with ease. You’ll need to have your medical conditions and medications at hand so that you can put that information on our forms. Also, be sure to bring your insurance information and a form of payment.

What Happens If You Don’t Go to the Dentist?

Avoiding regular dental checkups is likely to lead to bigger dental problems down the road. Regular exams can detect problems like gum disease and tooth decay when they are still small enough that you don’t even know they’re there. You can avoid the discomfort of toothaches or the embarrassment of yellow teeth and bad breath when you make regular exams with a general and family dentist. Please call our general dental office to schedule an appointment today.

Bad Breath Treatment

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

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Crowns

Dental crowns allow you to cover a tooth that has been damaged by trauma or decay. Our doctors in South Bend use crowns to completely cover a tooth and protect it from further damage, dental crowns may spare you the […]

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Dental Bridges

If you are missing one or more of your teeth, our doctors in South Bend 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 […]

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Dental Implants

More than 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth. If you have missing teeth and would like to regain a stunning, natural-looking smile, consider getting dental implants in South Bend. Find out everything that you need to […]

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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

If you’re self-conscious about missing teeth, or struggling with pronunciation or chewing difficulties as a result of missing teeth, dentures may be a good choice for you. In addition to being a great-looking and comfortable solution, dentures are also a […]

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Fillings and Restorations

Our dentists in South Bend 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 South Bend 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 […]

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Night Guards

Protect your smile, even as you sleep! Grinding your teeth or clenching your jaw, called bruxism, can happen while you sleep. If you grind your teeth on a regular basis, this can be damaging to your smile and […]

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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 South Bend dentist will perform the screening during your […]

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Oral Hygiene

A clean and luminous smile is possible with proper oral hygiene in South Bend. In addition to practicing healthy oral hygiene habits at home, seeing a dentist regularly for cleanings is the best way to prevent gum disease, tooth decay, […]

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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 South Bend dentist create, helps to prevent your tongue and jaw from slipping when your muscles relax, therefore blocking your […]

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Sports Mouthguards

Protecting your smile is no game. As children begin participating in activities and organized sports it is important to remember to protect their smile. Sports mouthguards are a great option for your athlete. The American Dental Association estimates that mouthguards […]

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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

In the past, tooth extractions were a form of major surgery that resulted in long recovery times and less than stellar replacements for the lost tooth. However, over the past several decades, the dental field has made great advances in […]

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