What is a General Dentist?
A general dentist is the dentist who will care for most of your dental needs. They are trained and experienced in a wide range of comprehensive dental care treatments, including preventative treatments, dental restorations, and cosmetic procedures. Approximately 80 percent of all dentists in North America are general dentists. Whenever you go to the dental office for a cleaning and exam, or when you need to get a cavity filled, your general dentist will handle your situation with professional skill and compassion.
Your general dentist is also concerned about your overall health. Dental problems are often indicators of other health problems. By understanding the links between dental health and overall health, your general dentist can alert you to issues that may require special treatment.