Keep Your Teeth & Gums Healthy With General Dentistry in Gainesville

General dental services are like a tune-up and routine maintenance for your teeth. Just like your car needs regular care from a mechanic, your smile needs periodic dental care to thrive and look its best. At Taylor Dentistry, you’ll find general dentistry in Gainesville that will keep your smile in good shape. Our treatment will help you:

  • Maintain optimal oral health
  • Potentially avoid painful and costly dental emergencies
  • Smile with more confidence in your everyday life
  • Enjoy peace of mind about the condition of your smile
  • Learn good oral hygiene and get dental guidance
  • Make great first impressions with a beautiful smile

Call us today at 888-387-1599 to schedule your next dental appointment. Make sure your smile stays in the best shape possible! If you’re nervous about your care, be sure to ask our staff about dental sedation.

No insurance? Don’t skip your routine dental care. Join our Care Club. A low monthly fee covers the cost of your exams and cleanings, and you’ll get discounts on other services too.

Show Off a Beautiful Smile With General Dental Treatment

Our team offers you several types of general dentistry treatments:

  • Dental Cleanings and Exams – We’ll first give you a complete exam, including screening you for oral cancer. Then we’ll thoroughly clean and polish your teeth to give you that fresh-from-the-dentist feeling. If we find any problems, we’ll make recommendations for other treatments.
  • Preventive Treatments – Fluoride treatment will help strengthen and remineralize your tooth enamel. Dental sealants are thin plastic coatings that form a protective barrier against disease-causing bacteria. Both can help you avoid cavities.
  • Gum Disease Treatment – We’ll examine you for signs of gum disease and recommend further treatment if needed. We’ll use special instruments to remove built up plaque and tartar during a deep cleaning. Then we’ll smooth your teeth roots to help prevent bacteria from collecting there.
  • Custom Mouthguards – Our professional mouthguards can be made for any of several purposes. We offer custom mouthguards to protect your and your family’s teeth during sports. We can also make a custom appliance to stop harmful teeth grinding. Finally, if you have TMJ pain, our appliances will relieve tension on your jaw joints so they can begin to heal.
  • Dry Mouth Treatment – To assist you in managing this condition, we offer a line of products from PerioSciences®. They help keep your mouth lubricated, so you feel more comfortable and avoid other oral problems like cavities.
  • Halitosis (Bad Breath) Treatment – We’ll screen you for gum disease, a major cause of halitosis, and recommend treatment as needed. We may also recommend oral probiotics and PerioSciences products to help with your breath problem.

Call our team today at 888-387-1599 to schedule an appointment. You can also request an appointment online. To keep your smile healthy and bright, see Taylor Dentistry for general dentistry in Gainesville.

Common Questions About General Dentistry

What is general dentistry?

Daily oral hygiene is essential to keeping your mouth clean and healthy. But as important as brushing and flossing are, they aren’t enough on their own to protect your teeth and gums. General dentistry covers a wide range of treatments designed to help you prevent and detect dental problems, so you can keep your oral health on track.

Can I prevent cavities?

Brushing with a toothpaste that contains fluoride at least two times a day is essential in preventing cavities, as is daily flossing. Limiting the amount of sugary or highly acidic foods in your diet is also helpful. If you’re unable to brush after meals, rinsing out your mouth with water is a good way to help wash away the food debris and bacteria that cause cavities. Ask your dental team about fluoride and sealants, two treatments that can make your teeth less cavity-prone.

Should I get fluoride treatment?

Fluoride, a mineral found in many foods and water, helps prevent cavities by making your tooth enamel stronger. It can even reverse early-stage decay. Since it contributes to the development of healthy teeth, children under 12 may benefit from fluoride treatment. In addition, cavity-prone adults may benefit as well. Ask us about fluoride if you have dry mouth, gum disease, or wear braces or other orthodontia.