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General Dentistry vs. Cosmetic Dentistry: What's The Difference?

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Are you doing everything you can to maintain your oral health?

Brushing and flossing your teeth regularly is a great way to start the journey to a healthy and attractive smile, but there's more you can do to improve your oral health and boost your confidence! Through general and cosmetic dentistry, you can have a beautiful and healthy smile.

However, you may be wondering about general dentistry vs. cosmetic dentistry.

Here is the difference between general and cosmetic dentistry and what we can do for you at Linwell Park Dental Centre in St. Catharines.


General Dentistry St. Catharines


General dentistry includes routine check-ups that maintain your oral health. It also includes special procedures that improve the health and functionality of your teeth. Some general dentistry services we offer are:


Regular Exams

During a regular exam, one of our dentists will give you a thorough cleaning and check your teeth and gums for signs of tooth decay, gingivitis, and periodontal disease. If a dentist notices a problem, they will help you decide on a treatment plan.

You are encouraged to inform your dentist of any pain or problems you may have and ask questions on how to better care for your oral health.


Dental Crowns

If you have a cavity or a cracked, misshapen, or weak tooth, a dental crown can be placed to improve your tooth's appearance and functionality. Dental crowns can protect your tooth after a root canal and help prevent further damage to a cracked or broken tooth.

Dental bridges are also available.


Root Canal Treatment

If a tooth has become infected, the infected pulp must be removed during a root canal treatment to save the tooth. One of our dentists can clean, seal, and fill your tooth to ease your pain and restore the functionality of your tooth!


Cosmetic Dentistry St. Catharines

Cosmetic dentistry involves improving the appearance of your smile. Whether you have a broken tooth or teeth that have yellowed with age, cosmetic dentistry can help restore your smile and make it more physically appealing. Some cosmetic dentistry services we offer are:


Dental Bleaching

Your teeth may become stained or yellowed over time due to your diet, tobacco habit, or pulp damage. Dental bleaching can help treat your stains and discolouration to restore a beautiful white smile!

One of our dentists can also prescribe you a bleaching kit that you can use at home.


Dental Veneers

Dental veneers are porcelain or resin shells fitted over broken, discoloured, or misaligned teeth that give the appearance of straight white teeth. Veneers can also help protect your teeth from further damage and discolouration.


Schedule an Appointment

Now that you know the types of dentistry and some of the services we offer, you're better prepared to decide on how to improve your smile and your oral health!

Schedule an appointment with one of our dentists at Linwell Park Dental Centre in St. Catharines, Ontario, for your cosmetic or general dentistry procedure!


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