General Dentistry

Cosmetic & General Dentist & (Hygienist) located in Woodland Hills, CA

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General Dentistry services offered in Woodland Hills, CA

General dentistry care is critical to maintaining good oral health, an attractive smile, and overall well-being. At the office of Dean L. Brown, DDS, in Woodland Hills, California, Dr. Brown and his team ensure patients receive the very best in comprehensive dental care and treatments. Call today or use this website to set up your appointment online for cleaning, fillings, X-rays, and so much more. 

General Dentistry Q&A

Are professional cleanings part of general dentistry?

Preventive care is a critical part of general dental care. At Dean L. Brown, DDS, the staff emphasizes the importance of having routine cleanings and thorough dental exams twice per year.

Professional cleanings are important even if you have a solid at-home dental hygiene routine. A skilled hygienist can reach areas that a regular toothbrush and floss just can’t. They remove all traces of plaque from your teeth at and beneath the gum line. 

What is involved in a general dentistry oral exam?

During a general dentistry oral exam, Dr. Brown addresses your dental concerns. He also does a comprehensive evaluation of your oral health status. These twice-yearly exams allow him to catch any potential problems early when they’re most treatable.

Oral exams also include digital X-rays, which reduce patient radiation exposure. These X-rays replace traditional film and photographic forms of X-rays. They provide an enhanced image of your oral structures and store them digitally in your file for future reference. 

Why is general dentistry important to my well-being?

Prevention with regular professional cleanings and oral exams helps you preserve good oral health for a lifetime. Early treatment and good hygiene help you avoid the discomfort, expense, and hassle of lost teeth, gum disease, and poor oral health. 

Poor oral health isn’t just about your teeth, either. The state of your mouth affects your entire body and is linked to many health problems, including diabetes and heart disease. 

Will general dentistry care guarantee perfect teeth?

General dentistry care helps you preserve your oral health, but it doesn’t correct discolorations, cracked or chipped teeth, or a misaligned bite. Talk to the team at Dean L Brown, DDS, about cosmetic dentistry procedures, such as teeth whitening to get you a brighter smile, veneers to promote a uniform smile, or Invisalign® clear aligners to help with bite and spacing problems. 

Keeping up with your general dental needs can’t guarantee you will never need dental restorations like fillings or crowns. But with regular visits, Dr. Brown detects cavities early and can place fillings to maintain the integrity of your teeth and prevent the spread of decay. 

Delaying intervention for cavities or other dental problems may cause the condition to progress, so you’ll need a tooth extraction or root canal. 

Call Dean L Brown, DDS, today to set up your general dentistry appointment, or use the online tool to schedule.