Providing for All of your Oral Health Needs in Bethesda
The typical first-time general dentistry visit to Dentistry of Bethesda lasts an hour and fifteen minutes. That’s because we believe in spending the time required to give you the most thorough, quality care possible. We have special experience in helping children and special needs patients, including older patients, so our office offers truly comprehensive general dental care for everyone.
Checkups and Cleanings
We recommend routine checkups and dental cleanings every six months according to American Dental Association (ADA) guidelines, but we may want to see you more frequently if you have certain oral health issues such as gum disease. Routine dental cleanings will ensure that the surfaces of your teeth are smooth and free of tartar, which helps reduce your chances of developing tooth decay and periodontal disease. At your checkup, Dr. Hornstein will check your teeth for signs of decay using a visual examination and state-of-the-art dental technologies such as DIAGNOdent and digital X-rays. Your general dental care from Dentistry of Bethesda will also include an oral cancer screening and an examination to check for signs of gum disease. Why? These two oral health problems often go undetected, and if allowed to progress, they can cause serious complications.
Should gum disease prove to be a problem, Bethesda dentist Dr. Hornstein can perform periodontal therapy, heading off further dental damage at the pass. Non-surgical periodontal treatment for gum disease involves deep cleaning the infected area and smoothing the tooth root. We can perform laser periodontal treatments, making the procedure more comfortable and less invasive than ever. Gum disease is the leading cause of adult tooth loss and can also cause or exacerbate a number of serious health conditions, so don’t leave it unattended. Come see us at Dentistry of Bethesda.
Taking Your Dental Care the Extra Mile
Other general dentistry services offered at our Bethesda dental office include TMJ and bruxism therapy and custom athletic mouth guards for the athletes in your family. TMJ issues can often be alleviated with custom oral appliances that hold your jaw in its optimal position and prevent pressure from nighttime teeth grinding (also known as bruxism). Ultimately, your oral health is our main concern, and we believe that our individualized general dentistry care can go a long way toward helping you achieve a healthier smile.
Experience the Difference
Dentistry of Bethesda provides compassionate, personalized dental care for all members of your family, including those with special needs. Contact Bethesda dentist Dr. Spencer Hornstein today at (301) 530-2700 to schedule your consultation. We happily treat patients from Silver Spring, North Bethesda, Rockville, Chevy Chase, Potomac, and the surrounding areas.