Strengthen Your Teeth & Gums With General Dentistry in Powell

Your mouth acts like a gateway to the rest of your body. If your teeth and gums are infected, bacteria can travel to other parts of your body. Keeping up with good oral care habits, including regular visits to the dentist, protects your oral and overall health. When you visit My Family Dentistry for general dentistry in Powell, we will:

  • Address oral health issues before they become serious
  • Keep your smile in excellent shape
  • Use modern technology to ensure successful outcomes
  • Restore your confidence in your healthy smile
  • Help you maintain natural oral function

Call 865-685-9939 for an appointment. Ask about our Advantage Program for savings on treatment! It covers your preventive services and includes a discount on other treatments.

Preventive Services Keep Your Mouth in Good Condition

We recommend that you visit the dentist every six months for a checkup. If it’s your first appointment, you’ll meet with our team to discuss your oral health history and any current concerns. Next we’ll take any needed digital X-rays to see the details of your whole mouth. Then we may move forward with a traditional cleaning. In some cases, you’ll return at another time for your cleaning. Our initial visit with you is an opportunity to establish our relationship and create your treatment plan.

Later checkups may include one or more of the following:

  • Dental Cleanings and Exams – We’ll do a thorough cleaning with the help of our air-polishing technology. This effective but gentle cleaning takes less time than traditional methods. We’ll also look for signs of gum disease, cavities, and oral cancer.
  • Dry Mouth Treatment – If you struggle with dry mouth, your dentist will recommend products that can help. Because it can be sign of sleep apnea, we’ll discuss your other symptoms to determine if you require additional treatment.
  • Bad Breath Relief – For patients with chronic bad breath, we can recommend products you can use at home. Plus, we’ll examine your mouth for signs of an infection. Tooth decay and gum disease can often lead to breath problems.
  • Gum Disease Treatment – If we spot signs of an infection in your gums, we’ll do a deep cleaning procedure to eliminate the disease. You’ll also receive products to use at home to prevent recurring infections.
  • Mouthguards – As an airway-centric practice, we ensure bite alignment or other issues don’t impact your breathing abilities. We can create a mouthguard if you have a TMJ disorder, sleep apnea, or a teeth-grinding habit. You’ll get a better night’s rest, and your overall health will improve.

Your checkup is also a great time to bring up smile goals. For example, we can discuss Invisalign with you if you want straight teeth. It’s a discreet way of fixing alignment issues. You can beautify your smile with our many cosmetic services.

Call 865-685-9939 for general dentistry in Powell. You can also schedule online.

Common Questions About General Dentistry

What is general dentistry?

General dentistry covers basic dental services designed to keep your mouth healthy, your teeth clean, and your smile bright. It includes dental cleanings and exams, gum disease treatment, and preventive care like fluoride treatments and tooth sealants. Regular general dental care will help you avoid more extensive dental work in the future.

Why should I go to a general dentist?

While any dentist would be able to perform general dental services, most specialists focus their treatment on just one area. If you visit a general dentist for your smile care, you’ll receive better treatment because they perform basic dental care on a daily basis. If necessary, a general dentist can always refer you to a specialist.

Can I prevent cavities?

Brushing with toothpaste that contains fluoride at least two times a day is essential in preventing cavities, as is daily flossing. Limiting the amount of sugary or highly acidic foods in your diet is also helpful. If you’re unable to brush after meals, rinsing out your mouth with water is a good way to help wash away the food debris and bacteria that cause cavities. Ask your dental team about fluoride and sealants, two treatments that can make your teeth less cavity-prone.