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Types of Dentists – What is a General Dentist?

The most common type of dentist is a General Dentist. A General Dentist, sometimes referred to as a Family Dentist, treats patients of all ages. They provide support for your oral health on a regular basis by focusing on preventative maintenance such as regular dental cleanings, dental X-rays and patient education regarding proper home care.
General dentists also provide “restorative” care including treatment of tooth decay (i.e. fillings), root canals, repairing cracked or chipped teeth and can assist you with the processes of getting braces, false teeth and/or mouth guards. Finally, many General Dentists offer additional “add on” services ranging from tooth whitening to Botox.
While General Dentists can address most potential needs of a patient, they will sometimes refer you to a dental specialist such as a Pediatric Dentist, Orthodontist, Periodontist, Endodontist, Prosthodontist or Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon. We will review each of those specialists in a future “Types of Dentists” post.
Martins Dental Partners is a multi-specialty General & Cosmetic Dental Practice located in Beverly, MA. Our mission is to perfect the Dental experience. We believe a relaxing & enjoyable dental visit is possible and strive to exceed any expectations you have regarding a visit to the Dentist. For more information or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Valerie Martins, Dr. Sukhpreet Heer or Dr. Suzanne Fisher please, call (978) 288-1946 or request an appointment using our website.