General Dentistry in Bismarck & Garrison, ND
Whether you have a specific concern about your teeth or simply need regular checkups, Deeter Dental welcomes you to experience a different kind of general dentistry at our Bismarck and Garrison, North Dakota offices. Dr. Terry Deeter and his sons, Dr. Matt and Dr. Lucas, work together with our team to provide you with complete dental care, including cleanings and regular checkups, in order to help you keep your smile bright and healthy.
Goal Of General Dentistry
Modern general dentistry is no longer simply about repairing dental damage. It is also about preventing future damage and restoring your smile in a way that both looks healthy and helps you feel your best. This means many of our general dentistry solutions will include aspects of cosmetic dentistry, such as tooth-colored fillings for cavities.
While Deeter Dental offers a wide variety of procedures, our primary goal is the maintenance of your dental health and the protection of your teeth against unnecessary wear and decay. While we may offer recommendations for elective procedures, our recommendations will always be based on the goal of keeping your teeth and mouth healthy and functioning the way it should.
If you have questions about any recommended procedure, we encourage you to ask us before you decide to move forward with treatment.
Regular Dental Visits
If you have not had a dental checkup within the last six months, we encourage you to schedule a consultation today at Deeter Dental. Regular dental checkups allow our dentists to check your current tooth and gum health. We will also look for potential problems, such as poor gum health that could indicate gum disease.
You can combine your checkup with teeth cleaning so that we can check for cavities or other signs of tooth decay. During your cleaning, we welcome questions and are happy to provide you with recommendations on how to improve your tooth and oral health.
Why Regular Teeth Cleanings Matter
If you think that brushing your teeth is enough to keep them healthy, you are wrong. Even if you are diligent about brushing and flossing your teeth, they will still accumulate tartar, a harder version of plaque that builds up from the residue left over by food. If plaque and tartar go unchecked, they can creep down below your gum line and cause gingivitis, or gum disease.
Over a period of time, the residue and bacteria in your mouth will begin to break down your tooth enamel, causing tooth decay, cavities, and eventually infection and tooth loss. If your gums are allowed to deteriorate, this will only compound the problem.
While all this may sound very alarmist, the fact is that a little prevention will go a long way toward preserving your natural teeth well into your senior years and, potentially, for your entire life.
Dental Hygiene At Home
Regular teeth cleanings are important, but they are only one side of the dental hygiene issue. Our team will do their best to spot potential problems early, but it is important that you also be vigilant about your dental care. You should brush your teeth at least twice a day, being sure to reach all the surfaces of your teeth, including your back molars. You should also floss at least once a day because your toothbrush bristles cannot reach between your teeth where a lot of plaque builds up.
When you brush your teeth, you should also gently brush your gum line and pay attention to any changes in gum coloration or texture which may indicate gum disease. If you notice any changes to your dental health, you should schedule an appointment immediately to prevent complications.
Our team is happy to make recommendations for your at-home dental hygiene regimen, and if you have questions or concerns, we welcome you to ask Dr. Terry, Dr. Lucas, or Dr. Matt for advice. Your whole dental health is our goal.
How To Choose A General Dentist
When you are looking for a dentist to handle all of your family’s dental needs, it may seem overwhelming sifting through the many options available to you. It may be difficult to determine which dental practices will provide you with the best quality care from a website or the phone book. However, when you are choosing a general dentist, you should be aware that each dentist is unique and only some dental offices can fulfill all of your needs.
What Our Patient’s Say
“Great quick and painless experience. They made sure I was comfortable during my filling and it feels great. Thank you!” – Nicholas T.
Your Dentistry Goals
When you are choosing a general dentist, you should know what your general dentistry goals are and look for a dentist who can fulfill and even exceed your needs. You should consider each of the following questions carefully:
- Are you interested in maintaining the health of your whole mouth?
- Do you want to be able to rely on one office for all the types of dental treatments you require?
- Is the appearance of your smile as important to you as the health of your smile?
- Are you interested in working with a dental team that has your best interests at heart?
While the easy answer to these questions is a resounding yes, knowing how to find the right kind of dental care is not as easy as knowing the kind of dental care you want.
Your Dentist’s Goals For You
Your general dentist’s goals should align with yours. His philosophy for your dental care should be based on your whole mouth’s health and preserving your dental health for your entire lifetime. If your dentist is unwilling to listen to your ideas and concerns, his goals are probably different from yours.
At Deeter Dental, our mission is “to provide state-of-the-art dental care to assist our guests in preserving their oral health for a lifetime in a collaborative environment where team members and guests work together to achieve optimal results.” That means we will work with you to create a personalized dental care plan, and we will listen to your goals and concerns at every step of the process.
Schedule a Consultation
If you are looking for a general dentist in an office where you feel at home with the team and the procedures, we invite you to visit Deeter Dental today. Please contact our Bismarck general dentists to schedule your consultation, available to patients in Bismarck, ND, and the surrounding areas. Call our Bismarck office at 701.222.1800 or our Garrison office at 701.463.2884.