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General Family Dentistry in Fort Collins

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Fort Collins Dental Center provides general family dentistry in Fort Collins, CO. Call 970-482-1477 to learn more and schedule an appointment.

What Is General Dentistry?

You can think of your general dentist as your family's primary dental healthcare provider. General dentists are experts in maintaining and restoring your oral health. They perform procedures like cleanings, comprehensive oral exams, fillings, and extractions.

Benefits of General Dentistry

Maintain Your Oral Health

Through biannual dental cleanings and home care, general dentists help to keep your mouth healthy and teach you how to care for your teeth at home.

Restore Chewing Ability

If you have had a cavity, you know that chewing can be difficult. Restoring the tooth with a filling can return it to its normal function the same day.

Prevent Future Tooth Decay

Dentists use cleanings and fluoride treatments to help prevent tooth decay. Home care instruction is vital, as is regular plaque removal.

Procedures Offered

Adult and Child Cleanings. Children and adults need cleanings and comprehensive exams twice yearly. Dental cleanings remove accumulated plaque and tartar, lowering the patient's chance of developing gum disease and tooth decay. The dentist can also check for possible signs of oral cancer or other abnormalities.

Dental Fillings. When patients have dental decay, fillings can frequently save their teeth and allow them to function normally. Fillings help to protect the teeth from further damage and increase patient comfort.

Dental Extractions. Sometimes, despite a dentist's best efforts, a tooth needs extraction. We can extract these teeth comfortably in the office.

Why Choose Fort Collins Dental Center?

We combine high-tech methods and equipment with a genuine personal touch. We provide many dental services in-house, allowing you to receive care in one place. We care for all your family and operate a friendly, trustworthy practice.

Frequently Asked Questions About General and Family Dentistry

When should my child have their initial dental visit?
Today, dental societies recommend that children have their first visit around a year of age or when the first teeth appear.
Why is flossing so important?
Flossing is an essential part of a good home care routine. Brushing removes plaque, but the bristles on a toothbrush can't reach between the teeth. When patients don't floss, plaque and food harden into tartar. Tartar causes gum disease, which can eventually lead to tooth loss.
Why are dental X-rays recommended?
While dentists can spot some initial signs of tooth decay with the naked eye, X-rays can detect the early stages of tooth decay and many more problems. Gum disease, bone infections, abscesses, cysts, and tumors show on X-rays.
How many cleanings should I have per year?
Most healthy patients should have their teeth cleaned and examined twice annually. Twice-yearly visits allow the dentist to remove accumulated plaque and examine the teeth for emerging issues. Children should visit twice a year starting when they are toddlers.
Can I get tooth-colored fillings if I don't like the look of metal?
We do offer composite fillings. Made of durable tooth-colored material, these fillings are appropriate for small to medium-sized cavities in the front of the mouth. Large cavities may still require metal fillings.
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Call 970-482-1477 to schedule an appointment.

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2000 Vermont Drive #200 Fort Collins, CO 80525
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