For General Dentistry services in downtown San Antonio come to Southtown Dental Group. Nestled in a beautiful historical office in downtown San Antonio, with our newly renovated offices, we offer general dentistry services for your entire family.
Taking care of your smile can seem like a daunting task, but with the right dental hygiene habits combined with the expertise of San Antonio dentist Dr. Gary Guillory, your smile can continue looking and feeling great for years to come.
The secret to great teeth and a healthy smile isn’t really so much of a secret—it all comes down to preventative measures. Regularly brushing and flossing in the proper fashion, along with periodic appointments with your San Antonio dentistry clinic Southtown Dental Group, can keep you looking and feeling great.
What exactly is General Dentistry?
General dentistry covers dental care procedures and methods that are typically associated with preventing oral healthcare issues, such as: cavities, decay, and gum disease. As your San Antonio dentist, Southtown Dental Group strives to provide high-quality, affordable dental cleanings, dental examinations, tooth fillings, sealants, dental crowns, and root canals, while also teaching you how to properly care for your overall oral health.
What does a Teeth Cleaning and Dental Examination consist of?
Oral hygiene is a very important part of staying healthy and brushing and flossing is a great way to help prevent cavities and periodontal disease. However, home oral hygiene is not always enough to stop plaque buildup. Dr. Guillory recommends that you come in to see one of our talented dental hygienists every six months, so that you can have your teeth professionally cleaned and examined.
Each dental cleaning consists of (but may not include all):
- Elimination of Plaque and Tartar buildup along the gum line and teeth
- X-ray examination of teeth, and jaw structure
- Gum disease evaluation
- Teeth cleaning and polishing
- Full examination
What are cavities, and how are they filled?
A cavity is formed when plaque builds up on a tooth for a long period of time and begins to eat away at the protective enamel on the tooth. When a cavity forms, it is very important to have it filled as soon as possible before it spreads to the larger portion of the tooth or to other nearby teeth.
We fill cavities at our San Antonio dentistry office by first cleaning out and removing the cavity inflicted part of the tooth and then fills it with a natural looking liquid that matches the color of your organic tooth. As it seals the hole left by the cavity, it hardens and can help prevent germs and bacteria from doing additional damage.