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When you look for a “general dentist near me,” we hope you will consider our friendly and comfortable general dental office. If you have a general dentist who puts you at ease, and a staff that makes you feel welcome, you are more likely to schedule routine exams.
What is a General Dentist?
A general dentist, also called a family dentist, has graduated from an accredited dental school and passed the licensing exam. A dentist directs a patient’s dental care, coordinating with the office’s dental assistants and dental hygienist to protect and care for the patient’s oral health.
What is a Dentist’s Job Like?
Dentists perform routine exams, diagnose and treat dental conditions and diseases and they help their patients have the smile they deserve with cosmetic procedures.
General Dentistry Services
We’re proud to be able to offer the general dentistry services that you need to keep your smile in great shape. These services include:
How Often Do I Need Routine Dental Exams?
Getting a routine exam and teeth cleaning every six months will detect problems early, when they are easier and less expensive to treat. Our dentist may suggest a different interval based on your oral health. Call our office today to schedule your exam.
What Does it Cost for an Appointment with a General Family Dentistry Practice?
The cost varies according to what you are having done. If you have dental insurance, please let us verify your insurance coverage before you have any work done. If you’re having extensive dental work done, our dentist will discuss your options with you and then provide you with an estimate of our fee.
How Do I Make an Appointment with a General Dentist in South Hampton Roads?
Simply call our office and we would be happy to arrange a convenient appointment for you. We enjoy meeting new patients.
What is the Average Amount of Time a Dental Visit Takes?
Since the majority of our patients are here for an exam and a teeth cleaning, the average visit takes about an hour. If you are having work done, our staff should be able to give you an estimate of how long your visit will last when you schedule your appointment.
Is There Anything Special I Need to Do Before My Appointment?
It would be helpful to prepare a list of any medications that you take, since we will ask you to fill out a medical history form. Please remember to bring proof of dental insurance coverage along as well. If you have any questions for our dentist, it is helpful to write them down so you do not forget them.
What Happens to People Who Avoid Dentists?
People who avoid dentist general practices typically have poor dental health and they can expect to lose their natural teeth at an earlier age than their peers. We don’t want to give you any reason to avoid our dental office; call us today to schedule an appointment. It’s not too late to get on track towards better dental health.