Experienced General Family Dentist in Winter Garden, Florida
Get all your dentistry needs taken care of in one convenient office in Winter Garden, Florida. The Smile Home offers professional and friendly dental care for the entire family. This includes general dentistry care to keep your smile healthy and happy. Our experienced dentist, Dr. Ricardo C. Carrillo, and the entire Smile Home staff will make your dental appointment a positive experience from the moment you step into the door.
What is General Dentistry?
General dentist services include the preventative care necessary to ensure your teeth, gums, and mouth are clean and healthy.
Our general dentistry services include:
- Dental Cleanings
- Complete Dental Exams
- Oral Cancer Screenings
- Fluoride Treatments
- Tooth Extractions
- Scaling and Root Planing
- Gum Disease Therapy
- Night Guards
Patients of all ages can keep their teeth looking and feeling great with regular general dentistry attention.
How Young is Too Young for a Dental Exam?
Actually, we believe children can benefit from routine dental care from the time the first teeth erupt. The earlier a child becomes accustomed to the local dentist office, the less likely it is that the child will experience trauma when it’s time for an appointment. If you believe your child is ready for a general check-up, then please schedule an appointment. We will be happy to take a look at his or her teeth.
When Should You See a General Family Dentist?
We recommend getting a dental exam and cleaning every six months. With regular check-ups, we are able to keep your teeth clean and notice problems early. Treating a cavity early is better than waiting until it is larger. The treatment for a small cavity is easier, less expensive, and less painful than the treatment for a large cavity.
Dental problems don’t go away on their own, so it’s important to get your teeth monitored by a professional dentist on a regular basis. At The Smile Home, we strive to maintain your smile for your entire lifetime. It’s definitely worthwhile to make a habit of scheduling an appointment every six months.
What is the Difference Between a General Dentist and a Specialist?
A dental specialist is a dentist who only performs certain dental treatments or only treats certain types of patients. For example, an endodontist is a specialist who performs root canal treatments.
A general dentist, on the other hand, performs a variety of dental tasks, which may include root canals, restorative procedures, cosmetic dentistry, and pediatric work. A general dentist can usually do everything your teeth, gums, and mouth need to stay healthy. In special circumstances, your general dentist may recommend an appointment with a specialist.
How Does Good Dental Health Affect Your Overall Health?
Your oral health is intricately connected with the overall health of your entire body. Your dentist may be able to detect health problems in other areas of your body just by examining your mouth. The reverse is also true: dental problems can trigger larger health issues. For example, it has been proven that gum disease and heart disease are linked. Preventing gum disease is one step you can take to prevent heart disease. The interconnections between oral health and overall health are fascinating. Ask your dentist for more information, if you are interested.
If you notice strange changes in your mouth, please schedule an appointment. The changes could be:
- bleeding, swollen, or tender gums
- loosened teeth
- dentures that no longer fit correctly
- shifting teeth, or shifting alignment of your teeth
Any of these changes could be a sign of something else going on in your overall health. Your general dentist can check your teeth and gums, and then discuss the results of the examination with you. Take your dental health seriously.
Why Choose The Smile Home for Your General Dentistry Needs?
The Smile Home offers a full range of dental services in one conveniently-located office in Winter Garden, Florida. We have the experience and technology you can trust with every member of your family. Our staff is focused on meeting each patient’s needs. We want you to be relaxed and comfortable with every treatment we offer you. Choose The Smile Home as your home for excellent dental care. Call us or fill out our online form to book your next appointment.