Generating Smiles in Charlottesville with General Dentistry
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Taking care of your smile is important. From preventive general dentistry visits at our Charlottesville general dentistry practice, to restorative dentistry care, our goal is to help you keep your natural smile for a lifetime. Not only does optimal oral health allow you to have a winning smile, general dentistry can also provide better overall health and an improved quality of life.
In recent years, clinical research has confirmed what general dentists have known for quite a while—that the mouth is the gateway to the body. Patients who suffer from chronic dental disease, including gum disease and tooth decay, run a higher risk of health-related problems, including heart attack, stroke, memory loss, diabetic complications, and low-birth weight babies.
How does this happen? When regular general dentistry visits aren’t maintained, plaque builds up on teeth and allows bacteria to flourish. This bacterium begins to attack the gums breaking down the bond between teeth and soft tissues causing pockets to form and allowing the bacteria to penetrate further into the body. When bacteria reach the bloodstream, it’s carried throughout the body causing harm to vital organs, including the heart, brain, and kidneys.
General Dentistry for Health
One of the most important things general dentistry can do is to prevent tooth decay and gum disease. By stopping these dental problems before they start, we are able to halt the progression of bacteria into the body. Professional cleanings help to remove the plaque buildup that houses bacteria keeping your gums in the pink. This also helps to prevent tooth decay and the need for fillings and crowns down the road.
When you visit our Charlottesville general dentistry practice, Dr. Lippard will provide a complete examination, including X-rays, a tooth-by-tooth inspection, gum health assessment, and an evaluation of bite function. In addition to traditional general dentistry methods, Dr. Lippard also employs the latest in dental technology, such as the Waterlase laser, to remove decay and restore health to compromised teeth and gums. The CompuDent Wand also delivers anesthesia more comfortably than conventional injections.
Most importantly, our Charlottesville general dentistry practice subscribes to a very simple philosophy—quality over quantity. By maintaining a small, boutique practice, we are able to provide personalized attention and a higher level of care. If you want to find out how one-on-one attention can change your life and your smile, contact us today. Dr. Lippard is available for examinations, consultations, and second opinion visits. Our general dentistry office accepts new patients from the areas of Barracks, Oak Terrace, Belmont, UVA, and beyond. We look forward to providing you with the care you want and deserve!