General Dentistry

Insight Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentists & General Dentists located in Ventura, CA

If you want a truly beautiful and healthy smile, you need to make sure that you’re taking care of the basics. The dedicated experts at Insight Dentistry provide excellent general dentistry services to patients of all ages and backgrounds. Keep your mouth healthy and your smile beautiful today and schedule a visit by phone or online to their state-of-the-art clinic in Ventura, California, today.

General Dentistry Q & A

What is general dentistry?

General dentistry aims to keep your mouth healthy and prevent problems from developing in your teeth, gums, and other oral tissues. Insight Dentistry strives to educate their patients and help them develop dental habits that will keep their smiles in a constant state of good health.

This sort of dental approach, called preventive dentistry, helps you avoid costly procedures and invasive treatments by making sure that dental conditions either never get a chance to develop or get treated in their earliest stages.

What is a professional teeth cleaning?

A professional teeth cleaning is a routine and minimally invasive procedure that the team at Insight Dentistry performs in order to keep your smile healthy.

Your dentist or dental hygienist uses special ultrasonic scalers to remove plaque and tartar buildup from your teeth, then give you a professional polishing and flossing, and finish with a fluoride treatment to further protect you from tooth decay.

Insight Dentistry recommends having a professional cleaning every six months. These appointments play a critical role in your dental hygiene and are essential in preventing periodontal disease and cavities. Plus, you’ll love how clean and fresh your teeth feel afterward.

What is a dental checkup?

A dental checkup is an opportunity for the team at Insight Dentistry to monitor your oral health and make sure you’re not developing any dental conditions. Most patients have their dental checkups done during the same appointment as their dental cleaning.

During your checkup, your dentist personally checks your teeth for cavities, signs of gum disease, and any other oral health problems. They inspect your smile visually but also might use digital X-rays or KaVo NOMAD™ handheld X-rays to get a deeper look at your smile. 

When you have regular dental checkups, it ensures that any potential oral health problems never get a chance to develop before your dentist has a chance to treat them. Treating dental problems in their earliest stages makes treatment much more effective.

What is an oral cancer screening?

Oral cancer is a very serious condition that nearly 53,000 Americans are diagnosed with every year. The sooner you’re diagnosed and treated, the better chance you stand against oral cancer. Insight dentistry recommends having an oral cancer screening at least once a year, usually during your routine cleaning and checkup. 

During your screening, your dentist visually inspects your mouth for any suspicious growths or lesions. If they find something that looks concerning, they might take a biopsy to send for further analysis.

Call Insight Dentistry today or book a visit online to schedule your general dentistry appointment.