Newsletter - July 2014 Issue

Getting to Know Your General Dentist

What is a general dentist?

A general dentist is the primary dental care provider for patients of all ages, which means he or she can treat you and your entire family. Your general dentist takes responsibility for the diagnosis, treatment, and overall coordination of services to meet your oral health needs. Your general dentist also is qualified to refer you to a specialist, or even your family physician, for the appropriate care, as necessary.

What kinds of procedures do general dentist perform?

General dentist are highly educated professionals for you and your family, including:

  • Complete dentures
  • Cosmetic procedures
  • Crowns and bridges
  • Dental cleanings
  • Dental Implants
  • Gum disease treatment
  • Home care instructions
  • Mouthguards
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Oral surgery
  • Orthodontics
  • Partial dentures
  • Restorative care
  • Root canal therapy
  • Sealants
  • Temporomandibular disorder therapy
  • Tabacco cessation counseling

Talk to Dr. Bui today to learn more about the services that she can provide for you.

What is the difference between a DDS and DMD?

DDS stands for doctor of dental surgery, DMD stands for doctor of dental medicine. Both designations require the same level of education, and a general dentist with either designation can provide you with quality oral health care.

How often should I see my general dentist?

You and Dr. Bui will determine the number of visits necessary each year to help you maintain optimal oral health. In between visits, make sure to maintain your oral health by brushing your teeth for two minutes, twice a day and flossing once a day.

For more information or to book your appointment, please email us at or call us at 817-466-9972.

Have a great day!

Dr. Nancy Bui