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General Dentistry Specialist

Bell Family Dental PC

Family Dentists & Cosmetic Dentists located in Bayside, NY

General dentistry helps you maintain healthy teeth and gums and ensures good oral health throughout your lifetime. You can trust Frank Pappas, DDS, Dean H. Cherpelis, DDS, and the experienced team at Bell Family Dental PC, located in Bayside, Queens, for high-quality general dentistry services, including routine dental exams, cleanings, fillings, root canals, and more. To schedule a checkup for you or a family member at the New York City practice or request an appointment online.

General Dentistry Q&A

What does general dentistry include?

General dentistry refers to the overall management of your oral health. It includes preventive dental care, such as routine checkups, cleanings, and other services. It also includes the diagnosis and treatment of common dental conditions.

Which conditions can general dentistry address?

  • Cavities
  • Tooth infections
  • Chipped or broken teeth
  • Missing teeth
  • Loss of tooth enamel
  • Gingivitis
  • Periodontitis (gum infection)

Regular checkups and cleanings help prevent dental problems. Routine visits also provide the opportunity for your skilled dentist at Bell Family Dental PC to identify oral health concerns in the early stages when they’re easiest to treat. However, you can schedule a general dentistry appointment any time you have pain or any concerns about the health of your teeth and gums.

What happens during a comprehensive dental checkup?

During your annual visit, your caring dentist at Bell Family Dental PC performs a physical examination of your teeth, tongue, gums, and the tissues inside your mouth. They use dental tools to check the strength of your tooth enamel and to measure the space between your teeth and gum line. 

Most annual visits include a cleaning by a professional dental hygienist. Your appointment may also include digital X-rays, oral cancer screenings, fluoride treatments, or other dental services, depending on your needs.

How can I care for my teeth at home?

You probably know that regular brushing and flossing keep your teeth and gums healthy. Eating healthy, limiting your sugar intake, and making sure you schedule your routine checkups and cleanings on time can help you enjoy your natural teeth for a lifetime. 

What other general dentistry services does a dentist provide?

The team at Bell Family Dental PC offers a wide range of general dentistry services, including:

  • Fillings
  • Crowns and bridges
  • Root canals
  • Veneers

The team provides general dentistry care for the whole family, including pediatric dentistry.

What if I need care for a complex dental condition?

The dentists at Bell Family Dental PC have specialized training in care for complex and severe dental conditions. Examples of specialized dental care include periodontal care, dental implants, and reconstruction dentistry. 

Is it time for your annual checkup? Do you have tooth pain or discomfort? If so, don’t wait to schedule a general dentistry service at Bell Family Dental PC. Call the office today or request an appointment online.