General dentistry is focused on the prevention, detection, and treating of oral health issues. As a full-service dentistry practice, Contemporary Cosmetic Dentistry offers general dentistry services to people of all ages in the Austin and Round Rock areas of Texas.
Austin dentist Dr. John Schmid completed his general dentistry training at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio and has been providing exceptional dental care for his patients for more than a decade. Call (512) 329-5967 today to schedule your appointment.
Our General Dentistry Services
One of the most basic and important general dentistry services we offer is dental hygiene and teeth cleaning. Many dentists recommend you come in every six months for cleanings and examinations. Dr. Schmid believes no two people have the same dental needs and will suggest the frequency of your visits based on what is most beneficial for your particular needs.
In addition to office visits for teeth cleanings and examinations, Dr. Schmid offers general dentistry services including:
- Dental fillings
- Dental crowns
- Dental bridges
- Reconstructive procedures like dental implants
As a general dentist, Dr. Schmid can perform the services you require to keep your natural teeth healthy and strong. As a cosmetic dentist, even Dr. Schmid's general services are geared toward aesthetic perfection and performed with your comfort, safety, and ultimate satisfaction in mind.
Keeping Your Mouth and Body Healthy
Our general dentistry services are intended to help prevent oral health issues from occurring. When issues such as tooth decay or gum disease do occur, we switch our focus to providing prompt treatments that can prevent small issues from becoming serious problems.
When left untreated, oral health issues can lead to complications such as persistent bad breath, sensitivity and irritation, and tooth loss. What's more, some oral health problems are linked to your systemic health as well.
Studies have found that certain problems affecting your teeth and gums may be linked to health issues including heart disease, stroke, hypertension, and complications with pregnancy. This makes your general dentistry routine an important part of your overall healthcare regimen.
During your regularly scheduled office visits, Dr. Schmid will use state-of-the-art dental technology to check for common oral health issues. If problems are detected, he will customize a treatment option to restore your oral health and give you concrete ways to maintain that health.
Signs You Should Call Your Dentist
If you are having issues with your teeth, gums, or bite, you should make an appointment to see Dr. Schmid as soon as you can. He can examine you and provide treatment before the problems get worse. If left untreated, tooth decay and gum disease can lead to teeth falling out, and can have a detrimental effect on your overall health as well.
Common symptoms of gum disease and tooth decay can include:
- Bad breath or a bad taste in the mouth that doesn't respond to brushing
- Changes in gum color
- Swelling or irritated gum tissue
- Increased tooth sensitivity
- Bleeding gum tissue
- Loose or shifting teeth
- Pus in between teeth
If you notice any of these symptoms, please call us and we will try to fit you in as soon as possible.
How To Avoid Dental Problems
The best way to maintain healthy and strong teeth is to come in every 6 months for an examination and deep cleaning, and follow Dr. Schmid's advice for an at-home oral hygiene routine. Maintaining oral hygiene at home can include steps such as:
- Brush your teeth twice a day
- Floss once a day
- Limit the amount of sugary foods you eat
- Avoid hard or sticky candies
- Limit how much soda you drink
- Make an appointment with Dr. Schmid if you notice anything unusual, painful, or uncomfortable about your teeth, jaw, or gums
Each individual is different, so your particular oral hygiene routine may include additional, customized steps on top of these general guidelines.
For general dentistry near Round Rock, Austin and the surrounding areas in Texas, please call 512-329-5967 today to schedule an appointment at Contemporary Cosmetic Dentistry today.