Maintain a Healthy Smile With an Athens, AL General Dentist

Without general dentistry services, your smile would slowly deteriorate. Just like a car needs regular oil changes and other maintenance to keep running smoothly, your smile needs routine care to remain healthy and look its best. At East Limestone Family Dental, an Athens, AL general dentist will help you keep your smile in the best shape possible. As our patient, you’ll enjoy:

  • Comforting amenities like private care rooms and TVs
  • Convenient hours that fit around your schedule
  • Dental sedation that will take the edge off any anxiety you have
  • A friendly, compassionate staff dedicated to providing excellent care

We invite you to come and see what we’re all about. Call us today at 256-229-3416 to schedule an appointment. We’re located at 15059 E. Limestone Road across from Dollar General.

Love Your Smile With Our General Dentistry Services

Dr. Scott Fitts and our staff believe that planning and early treatment can go a long way toward keeping our patients’ smiles in good working order. That’s why we encourage you to visit us twice a year for a dental cleaning and exam. We want to catch problems like tooth decay early and provide treatment before they have the chance to cause major damage to your smile.

However, we offer many other valuable services as part of our general dentistry care. They include:

  • Oral Cancer Screenings – The key to successfully treating oral cancer is spotting it early. We’ll routinely check you for any signs of this disease so that you can get the early treatment you need.
  • Gum Disease Evaluation – We’ll check the area between your teeth roots and gums for any infection, as early stage gum disease can hide in your mouth without causing any obvious symptoms. If gum disease is found, we can provide “deep cleaning” treatment to rid your mouth of bacteria.
  • Digital X-rays – A complete set of X-rays will help us get a detailed look at your tooth roots, bones, and nerves to check for any problems.
  • Fluoride Treatment – Fluoride strengthens your teeth enamel to help prevent decay from taking hold. When applied directly to the teeth, fluoride can even help reverse early stage tooth decay.
  • Tooth Sealants – Thin layers of plastic form a barrier between your teeth and bacteria that can cause decay and disease.

Visit us soon for an appointment with a general dentist in Athens, AL. Call 256-229-3416 today to speak to our team. You can also make an appointment online.

Common Questions About General Dentistry

What is general dentistry?

General dentistry is what we do here. We feature regular general dentistry solutions that will help keep your mouth healthy and your smile looking its best all through your life. This includes thorough examinations to screen for problems and to assess your teeth, gums, and mouth in general. General dentistry also includes protective measures like dental sealants and teeth cleanings to prevent dangerous plaque, tartar, and bacteria from causing disease, decay, and worse.

How long is general dentistry school?

To become a general dentist, a person must first complete four years of undergraduate college. Then they will take the Dental Admission Test (DAT) and attend dental school for four years to be able to practice as a general dentist. In addition, every dentist must complete a minimum number of hours of continuing education each year to maintain their license to practice.

Can specialists practice general dentistry?

Yes, these are not mutually exclusive. In fact, dental specialists are educated in general dentistry techniques before they ever go on to a more advanced area of special focus for their work. So, while it is true that specialists can practice general dentistry, many times these doctors are not open to general dentistry cases. As such, your best bet is to partner with a comprehensive general dentist.