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GENERAL DENTISTRY RESOURCES

Dental services for a healthier you

Practicing good oral health is important for your overall health—but sometimes, it’s easy to put off going to the dentist. Having an understanding of common dental issues can help you know when it’s time to come see us. We’re here to help.

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Dental resources for you

Common dental issues

Preventative dental care

Restorative treatments

Transforming your smile

Maintaining good oral hygiene is important to prevent dental issues. Regular check-ups with the Aspen Dental dentist can help identify and address issues before they become serious.
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Take control of cavities

Did you know that 1 in 4 adults have at least one cavity?¹ If your smile has been impacted by cavities—you’re not alone. Your Aspen Dental dentist will help make it easy for you to stay on top of your dental health.

By attending annual dental checkups, maintaining good oral hygiene and taking preventative steps to protect your oral health—cavities can quickly become a thing of the past.

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¹Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Oral Health Surveillance Report: Trends in Dental Caries and Sealants, Tooth Retention, and Edentulism, United States, 1999–2004 to 2011–2016. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, US Dept of Health and Human Services; 2019. https://www.cdc.gov/oralhealth/publications/OHSR-2019-index.html​

Dental issues such as cavities, tooth decay, sensitive teeth, gum disease, and toothache can be painful and inconvenient. Get the help you need to overcome these issues and keep your teeth healthy! Visit your local Aspen Dental office for expert care and advice.
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Overcome common dental issues 

Taking care of your smile means knowing when it’s time to see your dentist. It’s a good idea to visit your local Aspen Dental as soon as you experience symptoms for common dental issues, such as tooth sensitivity or consistent bad breath. Your dentist will work with you to create a customized care plan to treat the issue at the source and get you smiling again.

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Tips for preventing oral health problems

A strong smile starts with healthy gums (and teeth, of course). That means paying extra attention to them with good oral health habits like these: 

Regular brushing help keep teeth and gums healthy. To prevent cavities, plaque, and tooth decay, brush your teeth properly twice a day, and visit your local Aspen Dental office regularly.

Brush your teeth

Not just once, but brush your teeth twice daily. Use a soft bristle brush to gently massage your gums to rid bacteria and prevent plaque from building up along the gumline. Ahhhh. 

Flossing daily is a key part of having a healthy smile! Remove plaque and food particles between teeth and under the gum line to prevent cavities, decay and periodontal disease. Flossing is an important part of maintaining good oral health.

Floss like a boss  

According to a survey conducted by the American Academy of Periodontology, only 1 in 4 Americans floss every day. The result? An increased risk for gum disease. By getting into the daily habit, you can keep bacteria and plaque at bay. 

Having sugary foods can have a negative effect on your teeth. Eating sugar often can cause cavities and damage tooth enamel. Brush and floss regularly to prevent dental issues and keep your teeth healthy.

Skip sugary foods 

When it comes to cavities, candy is the biggest culprit (sorry, gummi bears). The sugars break down the enamel of your teeth, making them more prone to decay. Acidic foods do damage too, so limit your intake to keep your smile strong. Explore preventative measures you can take to keep your mouth its healthiest.

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Is it time to restore your smile? 

Sometimes a tooth repair or restoration is unavoidable—but your Aspen Dental team has services to support you. Our dental experts are skilled at providing common treatments like dental fillings, root canal therapy and placing crowns. How can we help you today?    

Dental fillings

Combat cavities with a simple dental filling. Small surface decay can be filled in a short office visit with little to no discomfort while a deeper cavity may require more time. 

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Root canal therapy

Root canal therapy can save a damaged or infected tooth and keep your smile healthy for years to come. Your care team will keep you safe and comfortable during your procedure, so it won’t feel much different than having your tooth filled. 

Dental crowns

Just complete a root canal? A dental crown can fit over your tooth to restore its shape and usability. Explore how this solution can work for your smile (and keep your oral health in top shape).

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Your restoration destination

Get that fresh-new-smile feeling when you go with a restorative dental treatment. Explore your options with your Aspen Dental care team today.

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Transform your smile

Cosmetic dental treatments can help restore your smile’s natural radiance. Ask your Aspen Dental dentist about options regarding dental bonding, teeth whitening and veneers to achieve your camera-ready smile.  

FAQs about general dental services

General dentistry is a broad term that covers a wide range of dental services, all of which you can find at your local Aspen Dental office. These include preventative care, oral hygiene and maintenance, restorative treatments and more.

Our Aspen Dental experts recommend getting a dental checkup at least once per year. Regular visits allow you to stay on top of your oral health, and for your dentist to provide you with the best care possible.

Common dental problems to watch for are tooth decay, gum disease, bad breath, tooth sensitivity and oral infections. If you notice any of these symptoms, notify your Aspen Dental dentist right away so they can get you the care you need.

Cosmetic dentistry is a great way to restore your smile and confidence. You can enhance the look of your smile with services like teeth whitening, veneers and dental bonding, all offered at Aspen Dental offices near you. Looking to achieve a straighter smile? Orthodontic options like braces or Motto™ clear aligners may be the best options for you.

Learn everything you need to know about dental services on our General Dentistry FAQ page.