When you pop along to your dentist for a check-up, you’ll get treated with what is known as general dentistry. The dentist has a set of rules to abide by in order to maintain the health of your mouth with. What to look for are any signs of plaque, tooth decay, gum disease and any signs of wear to the teeth from grinding and backed up by an x-ray, your dentist can set about overcoming any of these issues. Basic treatments involve scaling and planing your teeth to remove any infection, giving you a filling or root canal treatment if needed and then give you a ‘spit and polish’ until the next time you pay a visit. You also have the services of a hygienist who work with your dentist: they concern themselves primarily with preventative dentistry and can help you with problems of diet, smoking, oral hygiene and if need be, get you involved with herbal options to help care for your teeth and gums. All of this is good dental dentistry, which is also handy to have if you require some cosmetic work done in the future, as it can ensure that your teeth are healthy enough for any touch-up work you fancy. If you want to know more about the ‘ins and outs’ of general dentistry and what it does for you, then call the Advance dental clinic who are based in Chelmsford, because they serve the Epping area as well. Call 01245 268 494 for a free consultation at Advance Dental Clinic in Chelmsford.