Maintain a Beautiful Smile With General Dentistry in Zanesville

Thorough dental cleanings and exams are an essential part of maintaining your family’s oral health. At Hawkins Complete Dental Service, we may also recommend other Zanesville general dentistry for additional protection against decay and other problems. Those services include:

  • Fluoride treatments to help prevent cavities.
  • Dental sealants to deter decay in back teeth and other tough-to-clean areas.
  • Nutritional counseling to make you aware of dietary habits to improve your oral health, and your overall health too.
  • Microscope bacteria screening so we can catch gum infections as quickly as possible. We look for a variety of “bugs” called spirochetes, gliding/spinning rods, amoebas, cytophaga, and more. These bacteria feed on your tissue and can damage your bone. We identify and address them before they can cause significant damage.

To schedule a dental exam or other general dentistry services, call Hawkins Complete Dental Service today at 740-214-1301. Our sedation options and amenities like massage chairs will make your routine visits stress-free.

We Go Beyond Exams & Cleanings for Your Dental Health

Like many clichés, there’s a lot of truth in the saying “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” It’s especially true in dentistry, where good oral hygiene habits and regular dental exams and cleanings keep your mouth healthy. With the right kind of preventive care, you’re less likely to suffer dental damage that will require costly and complicated “cures.”

Keeping your mouth healthy is important to us, which is why we offer so many types of general dental services, including dental cleanings and exams. Dr. Hawkins can also address areas of concern such as halitosis (bad breath). He recommends a line of products called SmartMouth that eliminates the sulfur gases in your mouth that cause bad breath. And because you can’t have healthy teeth without healthy gums, he also offers gum disease treatment.

Custom Mouthguards Address Several Aspects of Dental Health

Dr. Charles Hawkins can fit you and your family members for custom mouthguards. Depending on your needs, they can:

  • Relieve an aching jaw and other symptoms of TMJ disorder
  • Keep your airway unobstructed while you sleep to alleviate snoring and other sleep apnea symptoms
  • Protect your teeth during sports or other physical activities

In some cases, a mouthguard purchased from a retailer will work nearly as well as a custom mouthguard. Dr. Hawkins will discuss your needs in detail so he can determine which kind of mouthguard will offer the best value for your family.

To keep your mouth healthy with general dentistry in Zanesville, call Hawkins Complete Dental Service today at 740-214-1301. You can also request an appointment online.

Common Questions

What is general dentistry?

Maintaining a clean, healthy mouth starts with your daily brushing and flossing regimen at home. But oral hygiene alone won’t protect your teeth and gums from tooth decay, cavities, gum disease, and other dental problems. General dentistry includes a wide spectrum of preventive services and treatments to keep your oral health on the right track and to detect issues with your teeth and gums at the earliest stages.

What does general dentistry include?

Although each general dentist office is unique, most practices offer a variety of services like dental cleanings and exams, dental X-rays, help with improving your home oral hygiene, and routine screenings for oral cancer and gum disease. Some may also offer treatment for dry mouth and bad breath, as well as nutritional counseling.

Can dental specialists practice general dentistry?

To perform a wide range of services designed to prevent, catch, and treat common dental problems, general dentists must complete the standard education and training coursework to practice dentistry. Beyond that, they can specialize in various branches of dentistry to treat more complicated oral health issues, with advanced training in areas like endodontics, orthodontics, pediatric care, and prosthodontics.

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