General Dentistry

General dentistry encompasses all the essential services your family needs to achieve and maintain excellent oral health. At Front Range Smiles, we offer our patients the convenience of receiving all the dentistry they need in one location. 

When you establish a dental home, you will know that you always have a warm and welcoming place to turn to. It’s also much easier for you to keep all your dental care in one place so that you don’t have to run from one office to another to get all the quality dentistry you need. 

What Does a General Dentist Do?

As your general dentist in Parker, Dr. Schmidt is the professional who oversees all of your dental care. Prevention is the secret to a healthy smile, and we provide: 

  • Dental exams
  • Teeth cleanings
  • Digital x-rays
  • Oral cancer screening
  • Patient education

The goal of preventive dentistry is to stay a step ahead of problems like decay and gingivitis. If either develops, however, we offer restorative services to get your oral health back on track:

  • Tooth-colored fillings
  • Gum disease treatment
  • Dental crowns and bridges
  • Root canals
  • Tooth extraction

If you need to replace one or more missing teeth and want a long-term solution, Dr. Schmidt also places and restores dental implants at our Parker dental office. 

How Often Should I Have a Dental Checkup?

The American Dental Association recommends exams and teeth cleanings every six months. At Front Range Smiles, we customize the frequency of your visits according to your needs. Twice a year is perfect for those with healthy teeth and gums, but some patients require three or even four visits a year to protect their oral health.

During your comprehensive examination, we check the condition of each tooth and all dental work, perform a head and neck exam, and an oral cancer screening. 

One of our skilled hygienists performs your dental cleaning, which involves checking your gums for signs of periodontal disease. Your teeth may feel fine, and you may not have any symptoms like bleeding gums. But you may still have some level of gum disease, and it can easily damage your oral health before you even know it exists. 

That is one reason why your dentist and hygienist so strongly recommend routine dental exams and cleanings. Not only can we detect gum disease, but we can also treat problems like cavities when they are small and long before they cause discomfort or require complex treatment to correct.

Is It Time for Your Next Dental Cleaning?

If you are due—or overdue—for your next dental exam and teeth cleaning, call Front Range Smiles in Parker, CO to schedule an appointment. Dr. Schmidt and her team are upbeat, friendly people who love getting to know their patients and will never lecture or shame you about your past oral habits. 

We are here because we want to help you achieve excellent oral health and all the benefits that go with it. Give us a call so we can get started.