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Professionals in the dental field stress the importance of healthy oral hygiene through consistent and thorough dental care. General dentistry provides preventative measures and solutions to dental needs. Daily brushing, flossing, and swishing mouthwash, in addition to routine dental check-ups and cleanings, combine to rid patients of excess plaque and tartar and to prevent periodontal diseases. Depending on the patient, routine cleanings should occur every three to six months, with x-rays taken periodically.

General dentistry also includes the diagnosis and treatment of oral diseases and conditions that have progressed and require additional measures, such as bridges, root canals, extractions, implants, dentures, and fillings for cavities.


General dentistry helps to maintain the function and health of the patient’s mouth, including maintaining strong teeth and healthy gums and ridding of excess tartar and plaque. Cosmetic dentistry improves the appearance of a healthy mouth; the aesthetic appeal that most patients seek to enhance. While a patient maintains a healthy mouth, they may wish to whiten teeth or alter the appearance of teeth through veneers.

Dr. Garrett Toy’s first priority for patients is incorporating correct oral care techniques—such as routine cleanings and checkups—and proper daily maintenance, such as brushing, flossing, and utilizing mouthwash. Dr. Toy offers cosmetic dental services for patients who wish to further improve their smiles.