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2137 E County Rd 540A
Lakeland, FL 33813
We are in the Publix shopping center on the corner of 540A and Lakeland Highlands Rd.

Everything I need to know about a dentist

Posted on 8/22/2022 by Thomas Plunkett DMD
Everything I need to know about a dentistA career in dentistry requires one to invest heavily into their education. To become a dentist, you require a bachelor's degree. The undergraduate program runs for three or four years. The dentist will have to take some more majors or extensive educational programs in science, additional dental test scores, and recommendation letters, among other pertinent extracurriculars. Also, to be admitted into dental school, you must show excellent performance in recent years of schooling.

What does a dentist do

Dentists are involved in primary dental care practices, including preventive and educative practices, to ensure our dental health is perfect. Dental checkups are among the major tasks a dentist handles. A dentist will assess your entire mouth and teeth, keeping watch for cavities, discoloration, lesions, and gum disease. These checkups are necessary for ensuring oral diseases are treated before they develop. Dental checkups also include oral cancer assessments.

A dentist also cleans and brightens your teeth to remove plaque and stains. Regular cleaning at home may not be enough to clean your teeth completely. A dentist will clean and bleach your teeth to keep your pearly whites sparkling. Dentists are also trained to offer restorative dental procedures like fillings, root canals, bridges, and crowns. These are used to replace or restore missing or severely damaged teeth.

Dentists also engage in educational practices where they guide patients on how to take better care of their dental health. A dentist will advise you on good dental practices, including brushing and flossing properly to ensure your teeth are hygienic. Other dental specialists like orthodontists also call upon dentists during surgical orthodontic procedures to help and provide additional insight to achieve better results. Dentists are also committed to preventing the advancement of gum disease. In its more advanced stage, gum disease is irreversible, and dentists are tasked with preventing its occurrence and treating it in its early stages. Gum disease is dangerous and tragic to our overall health.

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